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Police Officer

Elgin, Illinois



Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL 60123





Starting Salary: $41,662



Application Deadline: Until Filled




Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL

Police Officer



Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.





Prevent, detect and investigate disturbances; maintain order; patrol assigned areas; enforce traffic regulations. Comply with and adhere to all applicable state, federal and local laws.



Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Proactively patrol a designated area during an assigned shift to preserve order and enforce traffic regulations.

  2. Investigate disturbances to determine appropriate action.

  3. Investigate calls of a non-threatening nature (e.g., injured or ill subjects and civil disagreements) to determine appropriate action.

  4. Investigate vehicle accidents and determine appropriate action.

  5. Patrol traffic and parking areas to enforce regulations.

  6. Respond to all emergencies during assigned duty shift. Administer first aid/perform CPR/ apply AED as necessary.

  7. Operate communication equipment; transmit all citizen complaint calls to appropriate police officer or other departments as appropriate for action and/or follow-up.

  8. Prepare written reports of incidents occurring on assigned shift


Other Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain certification by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officer's Training Standards Board.

  2. Maintain annual firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act 94-103.

  3. Maintain LEADS and AED/CPR certification.

  4. Participate in a minimum of 32 hours of in-service training per year.

  5. Perform such other duties as may be required by State law, or Department rule, or as may be assigned by a superior officer.

  6. Perform other duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.



  1. Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  2. Two years prior police experience.

  3. Must be a Certified Police Officer through Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and maintain such certification throughout the term of employment.

  4. Be 21 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen.

  5. Possess a valid Illinois driver's license.

  6. Must be able to walk eight hours per day and assist in evacuating non-ambulatory persons in an emergency.

  7. Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.

  8. Ability to use good discretion and deal courteously but firmly with general public.

  9. Strong oral and written communication skills.

  10. Availability and ability to work varying shift assignments.

  11. Ability to work in conditions that include exposure to extreme weather, intense physical activity, combat with armed and or/dangerous persons, individuals with contagious diseases, and safety hazards associated with emergency driving and traffic control.


Desired Qualifications:

  1. Bilingual (English/Spanish)


For a detailed job posting and to apply,

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment,

Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.











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