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Lateral Entry -

Police Officer

Berkeley, Illinois


Berkeley Police Department

5819 Electric Avenue

Berkeley, IL 60163

Phone: 708-449-8716

Fax: 708-449-8660




Starting Salary: $65,992 - $72,541

Population: 5,200

Sworn Officers: 22

Application Deadline: 6/23/17








The Village of Berkeley incorporated in 1924 and is a mature community that is home to 5,200 culturally diverse citizens and is located 15 miles west of downtown Chicago, Illinois. The Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality police service to those who live and work in the Village of Berkeley. The Department works in collaboration with the community and strives to maintain the utmost level of public safety with the goal of maintaining the quality of life expected within the Village.


The Police Department is made up of 22 Sworn Officers and thirteen civilian positions. The Department responds to approximately 15,000 calls for service annually, which range from emergency calls to general service calls.


If you are currently or were recently employed as a full time (non-probationary), certified law enforcement officer with at least 2 years of experience, and are interested in becoming a Police Officer for the Village of Berkeley, IL applications are being accepted 1 June, 2017 through 23 June, 2017.



The starting salary for a Police Officer Lateral transfer is:


$65,992 - $72,541 DOQ



Berkeley Police officers also receive:

  • An Education Incentive Pay of up to $3,600 a year

  • Plus annual Sick leave, Holiday pay, Personal Days

  • Medical and Dental insurance

  • After a successful completion of one year, a vacation allowance

They can also qualify for several other incentives and stipends depending on training and assignments.



Applicants must:


Be at least 23 years of age at the time of appointment and are currently or recently employed as a full time (non-probationary), Illinois certified law enforcement officer with at least 2 years of experience.


All lateral transfer entry process candidates must provide documentation to show that they are currently or recently were employed as a full time certified Peace Officer in the State of Illinois. Applicants must provide documentation that they have fulfilled the requirements of the Illinois Police Training Act.


Lateral transfer entry candidates who meet these requirements and are selected for entry will not be required to take an entry level written exam or entry level physical agility exam. Lateral transfer entry candidates will be required to complete all other phases of the entry process before an offer of employment.



This process will also include:

  • Application and experience verification

  • Oral Interviews

  • Background Investigation

  • Psychological exam

  • Polygraph exam

  • Medical exam


Lateral candidate applicants can pick up an application

at the Berkeley Police Department:


Berkeley Village Hall

5819 Electric Avenue

Berkeley, Illinois 60163


Applicants will be required to file an application and resume with all training documents and certifications prior to the close of business on June 23rd, 2017, at the Berkeley Police Department.


Once hired, the applicant will be required to successfully complete a field training program and 18-month probation period. All non-probationary Berkeley Patrol Officers are represented by the Illinois Council of Police.



Questions pertaining to this employment can be directed to:


Commander Blake Garcia





The Village of Berkeley is and equal Opportunity employer and all are encouraged to apply.











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