Lateral Entry Police Officer

Burr Ridge Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Burr Ridge Police Department
7700 S. County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Phone:

  • 630-323-8181 ext. 5120

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 08/19/24

Salary:

  • $78,936 - $114,456

    Starting pay determined by years of experience

    Benefit Information:

    • Police Pension
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield healthcare plans – HMO and PPO
    • Dental Vision and Life Insurance
    • Sick Leave and Personal leave
    • Paid vacation
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Uniform, body armor and equipment provided/Clothing Allowance
    • Tuition reimbursement 

Sworn:

  • 28

Population:

  • 11,192

Position Details

The Burr Ridge Police Department is currently accepting applications for Lateral Entry Police Officers.

Department Contact:

Sam Temes, Executive Assistant

630-323-8181 ext. 5120

stemes@burr-ridge.gov

Department Overview:

The Burr Ridge Police Department consists of 32 full-time employees, 28 of whom are sworn officers including a Chief, two (2) Deputy Chiefs, and five (5) Sergeants.

Officers enjoy working twelve-hour shifts and participating in extensive levels of training

The Department also offers a variety of specialty positions:

  • Investigations
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Bike Patrol
  • School Resource Officer 

Burr Ridge is a member of the Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigative Team ( MERIT ) which offers these specialty positions:

  • Metro SWAT
  • Major Crimes
  • Public Integrity Unit
  • Major Crash Reconstruction
  • Crime Scene Forensics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • K9 Response
  • Incident Management Assistance Team
  • Drone Teams 

Area Information:

The Village of Burr Ridge is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Chicago. With a population of 11,192 and an area of 7.332 square miles.

Job Requirements: 

  • Age: Must be at least 21 years old, and under 35 at the time of application. Exemptions for military or prior police experience as permitted by law
  • Citizenship Required: Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • High School Grad/GED: High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Valid ILLINOIS Driver's License: Yes
  • Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
  • Additional Requirements:
    • At least two years of experience as a full-time sworn, certified law enforcement officer with an Illinois law enforcement agency. (Part-time certification does not meet this requirement), or be qualified to take the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board “Out of State Reciprocity” exam.
    • Must have no felony convictions

Application is available at:

https://www.burr-ridge.gov

Please apply with the following documents to be considered: 

  1. Legible and signed employment application
  2. A copy of your birth certificate or certificate of naturalization
  3. A copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
  4. A copy of your college or university degree or transcript (if applicable)
  5. A copy of your valid driver's license
  6. A copy of your U.S. Military DD-214 form (if applicable)
  7. A copy of your Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board certificate

Return application materials to the Burr Ridge Fire and Police Commission:

By email:

policeadmin@burr-ridge.gov

OR 

In person or by mail:

Burr Ridge Police Department

7700 S. County Line Road

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

ATTN: APPLICATIONS

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Hiring Process:

Initial examination of candidates:

  • Complete the Burr Ridge Police Department application and submit all required documents. Applications with missing documentation will not be considered.
  • Oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph exam
  • Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment shall be required to pass the following:
    • Psychological exam
    • Preemployment Physical examination

Burr Ridge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer



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