Police Officer - Entry Level

Vernon Hills Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Vernon Hills Police Department
740 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Phone Number:

  • 847-247-8460

Fax Number:

  • 847-367-3734

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/17/21

Salary:

  • $78,412 - $108,307

Sworn Officers:

  • 45

Population:

  • 26,343

Position Details

Village of Vernon Hills Police Department

Entry Level Police Officers

The mission of the Vernon Hills Police Department is to protect life and property; preserve a peaceful community; prevent, detect, and investigate crimes; justly enforce laws; and protect the rights of all persons.

To fulfill our mission, we are committed to:

  • Acknowledging our responsibility to the citizens of Vernon Hills, our source of authority
  • Performing our duties within the spirit and the letter of our laws and constitution
  • Remaining sensitive to human needs and treating people with respect, compassion, and dignity
  • Approaching each situation as unique and responding with empathy and prudent discretion
  • Promoting mutual trust between the department, citizens and other community institutions
  • Enhancing safety and a feeling of security for our residents
  • Fostering a quality work environment that encourages open communications and affords trust, respect, and support for each member
  • Promoting professional development and growth of each member 

We are seeking entry level Police Officers with the same values. If you hold these same values, consider applying with the Vernon Hills Police Department.

Applications are being accepted from:

April 15, 2021 until May 17, 2021

All applicants will participate in an online testing process through National Testing Network.

Application, salary and benefits information, detailed job requirements, and testing requirements can be found under the Vernon Hills Police Officer posting at:

www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • Between 21 and 34 years of age at time of application (exemptions for military or prior police experience).
  • Valid Driver's License
  • High School Diploma or GED and at least 60 hours of study at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • No felony convictions
  • Successful completion of examination process. 

Candidates considering employment are to be aware that responses to questions on the application form in relation to department policies may have a direct impact on eligibility for hiring.

The Vernon Hills Police Department has specific appearance policies for its employees, including but not limited to policies related to tattoos, body art, branding, and body piercing or body alteration / mutilation. Additional personal grooming and uniform standards apply upon hiring.



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