The City of North
Chicago Fire and Police Board of Commissioners is seeking motivated and
experienced police officers who share our vision and are willing to carry our
*There are immediate
vacancies to be filled through the lateral entry process.
The mission of the
North Chicago Police Department is to consistently provide for the
security and safety of those in the City through the management and execution of
various public safety operational strategies. We do this by reducing crime,
ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trusting partnerships through
the professional and ethical enforcement of the law.
Our vision is to
develop collaborative partnerships based on trust and transparency with the
residents of the City of North Chicago and leveraging that partnership to reduce
crime and enhance the quality of life for our residents as well as those
traveling and conducting business in our City.
The salary range for
entry level officers in the fiscal year 2018-19 is between $58,972 and $86,342.
through the lateral hiring process may receive a starting salary of between
$58,972 and $69,309 depending on qualifications.
This position is
responsible for the performance of duties and tasks involving the protection of
life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and the
enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work may involve assignment to uniformed
patrol, investigation, school resource duty, traffic enforcement, or other
specialized department activity.
Responds to and
interacts with the general public, residents, elected / public officials,
supervisory personnel, employees, and/or others within and outside of the
organization in a courteous, professional and effective manner.
Under supervision, the
incumbent performs standard and routine work assignments, within established
policies and procedures, independently to conclusion; unusual problems which may
require exceptions are referred to the supervisor; receives detailed
instructions on new projects and assignments.
Some work is performed
in an office environment. However, most work is performed in an outdoor
environment that requires the incumbent to work in: all weather conditions;
poor lighting; a variety of terrains; varying noise levels; and will be required
to sit, climb, drive, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, run, stand,
push, pull, lift, hear / listen, and see / observe. Uses personal protective
equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous situations.
Work scheduled overtime
and be available for emergency overtime when the need arises by responding to
overtime call outs before and after standard scheduled hours of work.
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
between the ages of 24 and 40 years of age
Education - High school
education or equivalent
Experience - at least 3
years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer in
Illinois within the last 3 years; municipal law enforcement experience preferred
Valid Driver's License
Be able to pass a
background, polygraph, psychological and medical test