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Police Officer

Matteson, Illinois



Village of Matteson

4900 Village Commons

Matteson, IL 60443

Phone: 708-283-4910

Fax: 708-283-4952







$59,550.00 - $87,249.00


Population: 19,150

Sworn Officers: 41

Application Deadline: 6/30/17





FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017



Matteson, IL



The Village of Matteson will conduct testing July 20, 2017, in order to establish a Police Officer Eligibility Register. A High School Diploma or equivalent required for hire.


The Matteson Police Department operates with a staff of 41 sworn officers, including a Chief of Police, 4 full-time civilian employees, and 12 part-time civilians, working from a contemporary, state-of-the-art facility located at 20500 South Cicero Avenue which includes an indoor range and weight room.






Officers must be US citizens and/or aliens admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and able to produce evidence of intention to become US citizens.



May be 20 years of age at time of testing but must be 21 by date of appointment and less than 35 years of age, unless the individual meets the exemptions set by state statute. Proof of birth date will be required with application.



Must be comparable for overall size and body structure.



Demonstrated physical ability and muscular coordination and, prior to entrance to the police academy, pass a rigid physical examination and tests for drug use.



Must be of good moral character and of temperate habits.  Psychological and polygraph tests will be required for final applicants.



High School Diploma or equivalent at time of application.



All officers must, within 24 months of the beginning of their term of employment and continuously thereafter, reside within the following streets and those incorporated municipalities which cross over those streets (other than Chicago, Joliet or any Indiana community): the Indiana border to the East, Farrell/Cherry Hill Road to the West, 127th Street to the North, and Eagle Lake Road to the South, including Beecher.


The 24 month period described above shall begin on the effective date of employment, notwithstanding that at the time of the commencement of the employee’s hiring the employment shall be contingent upon any required probationary period.



MPD offers opportunities in Investigations, Undercover Tactical, Bicycle, Motorcycle, K-9, Truck Officers, Range Officers, Evidence Techs, among other specialized units.  MPD also has officers assigned to SSERT (SWAT), Major Crimes Task Force, and the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team.  





Police officers perform general duty work in the prevention of crime and enforcement of Federal, State and Local laws.  Duties performed are, at times, of average difficulty and include routine patrol for the purpose of preventing and detecting crime; enforcement of laws and making physical arrests; initial investigation; and detailed written reporting of all accidents, complaints, arrests or incidents.  This position involves considerable public contact, preparation of thorough and complete written reports, reading comprehension, and public speaking.






The salary range for patrol officer is initially $59,550.00 and progresses up to $87,249.00 after seven (7) years of service (based on May 2015 union contract).



The Village recognizes nine (9) paid holidays, and grants three (3) personal days during each fiscal year.



Officers receive 8 hours sick time per month.  Unused sick leave may be accumulated without limitation, and are eligible to be reimbursed under a Sick Leave Buy Back program.



Officers with one (1) to four (4) years of service receive 80 hours paid vacation and progress to a maximum of 200 hours with 20 or more years of service.



The Village offers comprehensive health and dental insurance, 1x base salary life insurance coverage, and short-term disability package, in addition to a Section 125 plan for unreimbursed medical expenses.



Officers participate in the Matteson Police Pension Plan and contribute 9.91% of their salary into the fund on a pre-tax basis.  Personnel employed by the Matteson Police Department must also contribute to Social Security at a total rate of 7.65%.



The Village furnishes full initial uniforms and leathers.  Thereafter, each officer is allotted an annual uniform allowance of $650.  On and off duty, the Officer must purchase his/her weapons.



Deferred Compensation Plan

Credit Union

ERS (Employee Resource Systems Assistance Program)






"We, the members of the Matteson Police Department, are committed to safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens in which we serve.  We will continue to preserve, promote and sustain an excellent quality of life within our village.  In partnership with the community, we pledge to deliver municipal services in a professional, personal and responsive manner.  Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.  We are lifelong learners, and we accept our responsibilities, challenges and necessary changes with a willing attitude as required by our profession.  The men and women are the most valuable asset of the Matteson Police Department and are an essential component, to effectively and efficiently, complete our mission."






The Village of Matteson (pronounced Mat-te-sun) is a thriving community that is conveniently located off of I-57, just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago.  Home to approximately 19,000 residents, hundreds of businesses, and two nearby major hospitals, Matteson offers the best of suburban living.  Matteson features a culturally diverse residential population, a growing business area with a vast amount of shopping centers, award-winning schools, surrounding universities, state-of-the-art community center and exceptional Village services.




Beginning on Friday, June 2, 2017,

application packets available at:



Matteson Village Hall

4900 Village Commons

Matteson, IL 60443


Monday thru Friday

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM




Resource Management Associates

170375 South Oak Park Avenue

Tinley Park, IL 60477


Monday thru Friday

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM





Packet includes application and testing information.  Study Guide available for $5.00 and is strongly recommended but not mandatory.  Applications must be returned to Resource Management Associates, 170375 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477, with a $35.00 non-refundable application fee payable to RMA and in the form of cash or money order, no later than June 30, 2017.



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