Police Officer

Calumet City Police Department

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

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Contact Information

Address:

Calumet City Police Department
Attn: Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
204 Pulaski Road
Calumet City, IL 60409

Phone:

  • 708-998-1591

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/14/24

Salary:

  • Starting: $73,500.00

    Benefit Information:

    • Paid vacation time
    • Quarterly uniform allowance
    • Health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
    • Illinois Police Pension Fund (Article 3)
    • Represented by Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council
    • Ample overtime opportunities
    • Permanent shift assignments

Sworn:

  • 84

Population:

  • 36,500

Position Details

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AVAILABLE

Applications are available beginning May 1, 2024.

Applications and written exam must be completed and submitted no later than June 14, 2024. 

For more information and to apply:

https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs

Candidate Contact Person:

JeTuan Russell, Secretary

708-998-1591

jrussell@calumetcity.org

REQUIRED documents to be submitted with your application: 

  • DD214 (if applicable)
  • Color Copy of Driver's License
  • Birth Certificate
  • College Transcript
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Recent passport size photograph

Department Overview:

The Calumet City Police Department serves a population of 36,500 residents, strong in ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity. In addition to traditional patrol and investigative functions, the Calumet City Police Department has a great number of specialty assignments and collateral duties.

Such assignments include:

  • Field Training Officers
  • Evidence Technicians
  • Firearms Instructors
  • Detectives
  • Tactical Officers
  • School Resource Officers
  • SWAT Operators – South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT)
  • Investigators – South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (SSMCTF)
  • Investigators – Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team
  • Task Force Officer – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Task Force Officer - Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Chicago Strike Force 

City/County/Area Information:

Calumet City, Illinois. Cook County, Population: 36,500

Job Requirements: 

  • Over age 21 and under 35 years of age, unless otherwise allowed by Illinois State Statute
  • High School Grad/GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to Read/Speak English
  • Vision: Uncorrected visual sharpness, minimum of 20/40 with both eyes open using a typical Snellen opticon. Aided vision corrected to 20/20 with both eyes open.
  • College: Minimum of 60 hours of college credit at an accredited college or university. Exception: Veterans Education Waiver – education requirement waived for 24 months of honorable active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or 180 days of combat duty in the U.S. Armed Forces; both of which require honorable discharge.
  • Academy Certification: Candidate must successfully complete the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act. (65 ILCS5/10- 2, 2-8)
  • Prior Experience: None required.
  • Necessary Certifications: Candidates are strongly encouraged to attain and submit a P.O.W.E.R. card. Candidates entering any Illinois certified police academy are required to pass the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report Test.

Additional Requirements:

  • Submit Military DD214 (if applicable)
  • Submit regulations agreement/test result waiver, waiver/release of liability, and background investigation waiver.

Hiring Process:

  • Step 1: View Mandatory Orientation.
  • Step 2: Pass the NTN examination with a score of 70 or higher.
  • Step 3: Complete an oral interview with the Calumet City Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. (Date TBA)
  • Step 4: Pass a thorough background investigation
  • Step 5: Pass a psychological assessment, polygraph, medical screening, and drug screening. (Details to schedule appointments will be provided to candidates from the Calumet City Board of Fire and Police Commissioners)
  • Step 6: Successfully complete the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8) 

Immediate Disqualifiers:

  • Candidate does not meet the minimum requirements to apply
  • Felony Convictions or a crime involving moral turpitude
  • Misdemeanor convictions that fall within the listed sections of the Illinois Criminal Code as set forth in Section 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Individuals previously classified as conscientious objectors
  • Failure to attend the oral interview
  • Failure to pass the background check
  • Failure to pass the psychological evaluation
  • Failure to pass the polygraph
  • Failure to pass the drug screening
  • Failure to pass the medical examination
  • Failure to pass the eye exam


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