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Police Assistant

Barrington Hills, Illinois



Barrington Hills Police Department

112 Algonquin Road

Barrington Hills, IL 60010

Phone: 847-551-3006

Fax: 847-551-3055    



Salary: $45,309 - $59,537

Population: 3,900 

Sworn Officers: 20 

Application Deadline: 8/14/09





  • At least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States and posses a High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • Knowledge of correct grammar, basic knowledge of computers and the ability to type.

  • Have the ability to handle confidential material in a discreet manner.

  • Have the ability to respond accurately and promptly to multiple tasks simultaneously and sometimes under stressful conditions.

  • Have the ability to accurately prepare written reports and records of incidents, and accurately input data into a computer.

  • Successfully complete a thorough background investigation, and after receiving a conditional offer of employment, be able to successfully pass a polygraph, psychological and medical examinations.

  • Experience preferred but not required.



  • Answering emergency and non-emergency requests for police service.  Determine the nature of a call and assign appropriate personnel (i.e. police, fire EMS, etc.)

  • Dispatch radio calls to police units for emergency and non-emergency requests. 

  • Knowledge and maintenance of local and state records (i.e. LEADS records, police reports, etc.)

  • Become LEADS (Law Enforcement Agencies Data System) certified and maintain certification

  • Monitor police and fire radios

  • Successfully complete a training program and 12-month orientation/probationary period.

  • Work schedule would consist of rotating shifts every three months to include working weekdays, weekends, holidays and various other shift combinations to fill vacancies as they occur.



  • STARTING SALARY of $45,309.00, with step increases to $59,537.00 after 5-years of service, and annual cost of living increases.

  • Paid medical, dental and life insurance. (No employee premiums)

  • Full uniforms are issued.

  • Two retirement plans (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan).

  • Paid sick, holiday and vacation days and longevity pay.



  • Applications may be picked up at the Barrington Hills Police Department, 112 Algonquin Road, Barrington Hills, IL 60010. (847) 551-3006.

  • Completed applications MUST be returned by Friday, August 14, 2009, 4:00 P.M.

  • Completed applications MUST be submitted in a sealed envelope, titled "Application for Employment - Police Assistant" and marked with the applicant's first and last name.

  • Applications will not be accepted without a sealed envelope, nor will applications be accepted via Email or Facsimile.

  • Resumes or Letters of Interest will not be considered without a fully completed application.

  • Candidate applications will be reviewed and the candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to continue in the Village’s assessment process. This includes a thorough background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological exam, after a conditional offer of employment.

  • Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • Questions should be directed to the Communications Supervisor between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.




Dispatcher/Police Assistant Application

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