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Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Woodridge, Illinois



Village of Woodridge

5 Plaza Drive

Woodridge, IL 60517

Phone: 630-719-2946

Fax: 630-719-0021




Salary: $60,193 - $101,072

Population: 33,900

Sworn Officers: 51

Application Deadline: 4/14/17





Qualifications for Candidates:

  • Must be employed as a full-time non-probationary certified law officer, or have been a certified law officer in good standing not more than 180 days prior to acceptance of written application.

  • High school degree or hold a G.E.D.

  • U.S. citizen and have a valid Driverís License.

  • Vision correctable to 20/30.

  • Must possess skills and abilities comparable to a non-probationary Village of Woodridge Police Officer, as determined by the Village.

  • Must pass oral interview, polygraph test, psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen and background investigation.

Woodridge Offers:

Competitive Salary:


Starting salary $60,193.42 as of May 1, 2017 with salary increase after completion of field training program and annually thereafter. Current top pay is  $101,072.85.

Ample Time Off:

  • Vacation (80 hours after one year of employment)

  • Village holidays (64 hours annually)

  • Personal days (32 hours annually)

  • Sick time (8 hours per month)

  • Comp time accrual of up to 140 hours

Appealing Schedule:


Twelve (12)-hour shifts, which gives officers every other 3-day weekend off.

Permanent and rotating options, based on bid-system.

Generous Residency Requirement:


Thirty (30) miles, within six months of hire.

Great Selection of Specialty Positions:

  • Investigations

  • Tactical Unit

  • Traffic Unit

  • School Resource Officer

  • Honor Guard

  • Bicycle Officers

  • Field Training Officers

  • Range Officers

  • Task Force Assignment to DEA

  • FIAT Team Members

Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • Optional dental insurance

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

  • Police pension

  • Deferred compensation plans

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Interest free computer loan program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Professional development and training

  • Retiree health savings plan

  • Uniform allowance (100% for new officers)

Application Deadline:


4:00 pm on April 14, 2017



For application and information visit:











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