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Police Officer (Part-Time)

Wonder Lake, Illinois



Wonder Lake Police Department

4444 Thompson Road

Wonder Lake, IL 60097

Phone: 815-728-0535
Fax: 815-653-1415





Salary: $18.34/hour

Population: 4,000

Sworn Officers: 8 - 14

Application Deadline: NA




Perform the duties of a part-time sworn police officer, including but not limited to:

  • Enforcing traffic, criminal laws and local ordinances

  • Provide emergency response as needed

  • Write reports

  • Handle accidents

  • Go to court as needed

  • Possible patrol boat duties

  • Handle any and all other duties assigned

  • Attend and maintain training as required

Work any and all shifts, and any holidays required.  We will try to work with you on hours if you have a full-time 40 hour a week job.


We have an on-going process of taking applications.


Call to get an application emailed to you.


Providing an application does not automatically guarantee you will be hired and we reserve the right to hire based on our hiring policies/procedures and the successful completion of our detailed pre-employment background investigation and approval by our Chief of Police, Wonder Lake Police Commission and Village Administration.




  • At least 21 years of age

  • US Citizen

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED

  • Valid D/L and satisfactory driving record

  • Valid FOID card

  • The Candidate MUST BE a graduate of one of either the full-time or part-time sworn officer Illinois training programs, or have the appropriate training and certification from another state that is compatible with Illinois training requirements.

  • If you are Illinois certified but have been out of law enforcement for more than 3 years, or certified in another state, the State may require you to take at least a 40 hour on line law update course sponsored by the ILETSB to reinstate your certification.

  • All potential hires must be of good moral character and be able to meet the job requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition


If you are not already certified nor been a sworn officer, please do not submit an application.


All information and conditions on this web page’s advertisement may be changed at a later date without notice at the direction and discretion of the Wonder Lake Police Department.











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