Police Officer - Entry Level

Gurnee Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Gurnee Police Department
100 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone:

  • 847-599-7500, x 7515

Fax:

  • 847-623-0490

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/31/24

Salary:

  • Starting: $86,666 annually

    Top Salary: $122,905.81

    Gurnee Police Department – What We Offer:

    • 12 hour shifts
    • Approved GI Bill on-the-job training program
    • The Gurnee Police Department provides all required equipment, uniforms, and bullet proof vest
    • Excellent Benefits:
      • Paid time off: vacation, holiday, personal time
      • Paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs
      • Health/dental/vision/life insurance plans
      • Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA)
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Uniform allowance
      • Annual voluntary fitness bonus
    • Robust wellness program – includes monthly on-site chiropractic and massage therapist visits
    • Visible tattoos permitted within department policy parameters [no head, face, neck, hand/finger tattoos]
    • Facial hair - mustaches, sideburns, goatees and beards permitted within department policy parameters 
    • No residency or living radius requirement
    • Department commitment and focus on Officer training and mental health/wellness
    • Future promotion opportunities and specialized assignments

Sworn:

  • 71

Population:

  • 30,700

Position Details

Police Officer – Entry Level

Department Personnel:

110 total members including sworn officers, sworn supervisory, management, civilian, and 911 Emergency Dispatch staff

Job Posting:

Village of Gurnee website

Minimum Requirements:

  • United States citizen or Naturalized citizen.
  • Minimum 20 years of age (21 years of age by police academy graduation date) and less than 35 years of age as of application deadline unless otherwise exempt.  Military Veterans may exceed the maximum age by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.
  • At least one of the following:
    • College coursework towards 60 hours of college credit; OR
    • At least two (2) years United States military service; OR
    • ILETSB Basic Correctional Officer Training certification (IDOC, Federal Bureau of Prisons, or out of state corrections certifications are not accepted); OR
    • Experience as a full time sworn law enforcement officer; must be able to be certified in accordance with 50 ILCS 705/8.1

*Note – 6 month reapplication limit - candidates on the February 2024 final eligibility list for Gurnee Police Officer and disqualified from further continuation in that process are not eligible to apply or test during this recruitment and will be removed from consideration.

Selection Process:

Each phase of the process is pass/fail and required to proceed to the next.

Examination:

FrontLine National Exam

Complete by July 31, 2024

Applicants must self-schedule.

To register with National Testing Network and schedule a test, go to:

www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

Select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for Gurnee Police Department.

Cost of the examination is the responsibility of the candidate unless eligible for hardship fee waiver; no refunds.

Application:

Gurnee Police Officer Online Employment Application

Complete and submit by July 31, 2024

Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission

Oral Interview with Gurnee Police Department Supervisory Staff

Post-offer examinations/screenings include but are not limited to:

  • Verification of all qualifications
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Background investigation
  • Medical/vision examinations
  • Drug screen

Ability to pass the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER test) upon department request.

Completion of the FrontLine National Examination and/or Gurnee Police Officer Employment Application is not a guarantee of eligibility to continue in the process.  Candidates may be disqualified after completion of the test or submission of application for reasons including but not limited to:  failure to complete testing / application submission by required deadline; not meeting minimum position qualifications; not meeting minimum passing standards for the examination; missing or incomplete documents; or other disqualifying factors related to Police Officer candidacy or employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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