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Vernon Hills, Illinois


Vernon Hills Police Department

740 Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Phone: 847-247-4887




Starting Salary: $23.42/hour

Population: 25,000

Sworn Officers: 43

Application Deadline: Until Filled







The Vernon Hills Communication Center provides both police and fire dispatch services. Police dispatch services are coordinated by the Vernon Hills Police Department, which provides services for the Village(s) of Libertyville, Lincolnshire, and Vernon Hills, as well as the monitoring, receipt, and transmission of emergency and non-emergency police messages. In addition, the position involves the monitoring and operating of electronic building security systems; providing general information to the public; and the performance of incidental clerical duties.

This position involves a high level of communication during emergency and non-emergency situations which require the ability to communicate effectively and to employ selective attention in an environment with a variety of distractions. In addition, the individual must possess the ability to perform job duties in a confidential manner.




The following requirements must be met:

  1. Graduation from high school or GED

  2. Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in public safety dispatch or currently working as a Telecommunicator required

  3. Accurate typing ability (minimum of 30 words per minute)

  4. Possess the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and conduct themselves accordingly under stressful situations.

  5. Passage of a pre-employment criminal background check, physical examination and drug screening

  6. Successful completion of a twelve-month probationary period.



The starting salary range for the position is $23.42/hour

with excellent benefits.


Appointment is normally at Step 1; however candidates with qualified Telecommunications experience may be eligible to start at a higher step (depending on experience).




Application forms may be obtained from:


Vernon Hills Police Department

740 Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 60061






Applications must be fully complete including sufficient detail to determine if an application meets the specific requirements.



Submit application to the attention of Ed Manke at:


Above address




Email to:



Available until filled










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