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Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Gurnee, Illinois



Gurnee Police Department

100 N. O'Plaine Road

Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: 847-599-7000 or 847-599-7500

Fax: 847-623-9475




Starting Salary: DOQ/E


Application Deadline: 4/21/17 @ 3 PM






The Village of Gurnee Police Department


Experienced Police Officers for Lateral Entry



The mission of the Gurnee Police Department is to defend the lives, rights, and quality of life of all the residents and visitors we serve with honor and integrity.


The men and women of the department are fully committed to accomplishing this mission by achieving four fundamental objectives:

  • Crime Prevention - to provide a proactive and educational approach to reducing crime.

  • Crime Control - to provide a rapid and professional response to confront crime as it occurs.

  • Community Involvement - to create an excellent partnership with the community through exceptional communication and transparency.

  • Team Building - to create an excellent work environment so we can recruit and develop an exceptional team.

We are seeking experienced Police Officers for Lateral Entry who value these objectives. If you value these same objectives, consider applying with the Gurnee Police Department. There are immediate vacancies to be filled through the lateral entry process.



Application packets are available on the Village's website:


Lateral Entry Employment Application


See application materials for additional information on minimum qualifications; selection process; salary (starting salary DOQ/E) & benefits; and optional information meeting.



Application Deadline:


3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 21, 2017



The move you are considering is a very big decision. Come find out how we are different from your current department and if the Gurnee Police Department is right for you.



Optional Information Meeting/Open House:


Gurnee Police Department

100 N. O’Plaine Road

Gurnee, IL 60031


Saturday, April 8, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Attending this optional meeting is not part of the application process, but we would like to invite you to meet members of our staff, take a tour of our facility, and most importantly talk with police officers like you that have joined us after beginning a law enforcement career in another community. Topics to be covered include salary (DOQ/E) & benefits, overtime opportunities; pension portability; patrol activity; 12 hour shift scheduling; and career development – special assignments; training; and advancement opportunities.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement; corrections officer certification does not meet this requirement.)

  • United States citizen

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Individuals must be at least 21 years old

  • Education - High school education or equivalent

  • Experience – at least 2 years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer in Illinois within the last 3 years*; municipal law enforcement experience preferred

*a candidate with less than 2 years experience may be considered if the candidate has completed 60 hours of college credit or has 2 years active duty military experience in addition to full time sworn certified law enforcement officer experience.




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