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Police Officer

Wauconda, Illinois



Wauconda Police Department

311 S. Main Street

Wauconda, IL 60084

Phone: 847-526-2421 x 203

Fax: 847-526-0726





Salary: $65,546 - $88,496

Population: 13,603

Sworn Officers: 32

Application Deadline: 7/14/17





Applications are available June 12, 2017 at:


Village Hall

101 N. Main Street

Wauconda, IL 60084


Must be returned by July 14, 2017



Mandatory Orientation:


August 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.


Wauconda High School

555 N. Main Street



Testing on August 12, 2017 at 7:00 A.M.:


Wauconda High School

555 N. Main Street

Wauconda, IL



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants who are 20 years of age and have successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university shall be eligible to take the initial examination for Patrol Officer; Other applicants not having such college education must be 21 years of age and not yet attained age 35, unless meeting certain exceptions

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED Certificate

  • No minimum or maximum height and weight but must be comparable for overall size and body structure

  • Preference points are added to Test Score in accordance with Illinois Law



See application packet for further information.



Wauconda Police Orientation



The Wauconda Police Department employs 32 sworn police officers, 25 full-time and 7 part-time, 2 full-time and 3 part-time civilian employees. Patrol Officers currently work permanent shifts which are bid by seniority on a yearly basis and a 5 days worked 3 days off, 9 hour schedule. The department is responsible for providing the community with professional law enforcement service and the protection of all persons and property.


The police department is divided into four primary divisions: administration, investigations, patrol, and support services. The Administrative Division is comprised of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, and one Executive Assistant. The Patrol Division has five sergeants, 17 patrol officers, and two part-time community service officers. The Marine Unit falls under the Patrol Division which consists of a part-time sergeant and six part-time marine unit officers. The Investigations Division consists of one detective sergeant, two detectives, one school resource officer, and one narcotics detective assigned to the Metropolitan Enforcement Group. The Support Services Division is comprised of one administrative assistant and one part-time support services clerk to perform the daily records functions and monitor the front lobby.


The Wauconda Police Department offers numerous specialty positions for officers, including but not limited to; Bicycle Patrol Officer, Public Information Officer, Evidence Technician, K-9, Officer in Charge (OIC), Officer, Lake County Gang Task Force (LCGTF), Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG), and Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT).











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