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. Certification by the state of employment outside
Illinois will also be accepted provided the certification will be accepted and
recognized 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 thereof
Experience – at least 2
years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer with a
municipal or state police department within the last 3 years
* 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 law enforcement officer experience.
Valid Driver’s License.
Must agree to comply
with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all
examination and training requirements.
Ability to furnish upon
request, a copy of the following: a resume; professional licenses; training
certificates; documents confirming work experience; birth certificate; high
school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher learning; naval or
military service board and discharge papers (DD-214); employee evaluations; and
any other employment related material as requested or required.