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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: Open






The Village of Gurnee Police Department is


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.


Applications are now being accepted on an ongoing, continuous basis.



Minimum Qualifications:


Candidates for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with no more than forty (40) hours of training required by that Board for recertification, if necessary. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement)

  • United States citizen

  • 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

    • Candidates 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 Illinois law enforcement officer experience.

  • Valid Driver’s License



For more information and application packet,

visit the Village's website at:


Lateral Entry Employment Application




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