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Police Officer

Lake Villa, Illinois



Village of Lake Villa

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $54,332.46

Population: 8,700

Sworn Officers: 25

Application Deadline: 1/3/19




The Board of Police Commissioners for the Village of Lake Villa is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.


Testing is being conducted for an immediate new hire and to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs.


Lake Villa is a community located in Lake County, Illinois. The population was 8,741 at the 2010 census, up from 5,864 in 2000. The Lake Villa community is a very special place to reside and raise a family.


Lake Villa has the finest schools, the two cleanest lakes in the Midwest, hundreds of acres of forest preserve, youth sports programs, Metra commuter train services and an excellent library facility. Our dedicated community oriented Police, Fire and Public Works departments are fully equipped and staffed by exceptionally well-trained individuals to meet the needs of the community.


The mission of the Lake Villa Police Department is to serve and protect the community and make a positive difference in the lives of their residents through proactive and community based law enforcement efforts. Members of the department remain responsive to the needs of all citizens and seek solutions to problems through fostering of cooperation, positive contact with the public, and proactive methods as they come together in the fight against criminal activity.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 1/3/19 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by 4:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Lake Villa PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver's License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (1/3/19) unless they are 20 and have successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university. Must be under the age of 35 years on 1/3/19 and when final eligibility register is posted unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10 – 2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a certified full-time Police Officer.

  • Education: Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Residence:  At this time there is no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Lake Villa.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the packet

which can be downloaded at:


There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.


Applications are NOT available at the Lake Villa Police Department or Village Hall.



Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation

and test date:


Mandatory Orientation, P.O.W.E.R. Test and Written Examination:


Saturday, January 19, 2019


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation – 8:30 AM


Physical and Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




Lakes Community High School

1600 Eagle Way

Lake Villa, IL




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of Lake Villa, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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