Police Officer - Lateral

City of Lake Forest

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Lake Forest
800 N. Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone:

  • 847-810-3530

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

Salary:

  • Lateral Hiring Salary: $96,652

    Top Salary: $114,272 at successful completion of 18-month probation

    Benefits:

    • Vacation
    • Sick Leave
    • Paid holidays
    • Personal days
    • Comp time
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life insurance
    • Tuition program
    • Pension program, voluntary 457 and Roth IRA options

Sworn:

  • 30

Population:

  • 19,800

Position Details

Identifying Lateral candidates for full-time, sworn police officers.

We seek diverse, committed professionals to provide the highest quality of service to our community.

The Police Department is an active agency that has served the Lake Forest community for over 120 years. The Lake Forest Police Department handles a wide variety of patrol and investigative functions while also participating in multiple mutual-aid law enforcement groups such as NIPAS, LCMCTF, MCAT, and IMAT. The City of Lake Forest and the Lake Forest community value professional service, education and training as well as a strong commitment to the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • Special consideration given to officers with certified specialty experiences: evidence technicians, firearms instructors, field training officers, investigators, NIPAS, MCAT, etc.
  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) with no more than forty (40) hours of training required for recertification OR successful completion of an out-of-state Basic Police Officer Training program which can be transferred and accepted by the ILETSB. Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer certification, or military law enforcement training does not meet this requirement.
  • Experience – at least 2 years experience as a full-time sworn, certified law enforcement officer within the last 3 years; municipal law enforcement experience preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • United States citizen or naturalized citizen
  • Education – High school education or equivalent
  • No criminal record
After hire, police officers must live within 27 miles of the Lake Forest Public Safety Building (255 W. Deerpath Lake Forest, IL 60045) by the end of probation.

Please review the 2023 Lake Forest Police Lateral Considerations BEFORE applying online at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakeforestil/jobs/3926425/police-officer-lateral

This position is open until filled. There is no guarantee of further consideration for candidates submitting an application or Spark Hire interview. Inclusion in any lateral entry candidate screening process shall be based upon the candidate's qualifications above the stated minimum qualifications and the hiring needs of the Department at the time of review.

The City of Lake Forest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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