The Carol Stream Police Department is now accepting applications for Lateral Entry Police Officer candidates with at least 1 year of experience.
For applicants who have been determined by the Board to meet all requirements, including a review of disqualification criteria as outlined in the Board of Fire & Police Rules and Regulations, the examination process shall consist of a Police Department oral interview with a minimum passing score of 70%, a Board oral interview with a minimum passing score of 70%, a polygraph /background investigation, a psychological examination, a physical agility examination, a medical examination, and any other examinations as the Board deems necessary to determine the fitness for duty as a Carol Stream Police Officer prior to appointment. Candidates are required to pass each phase in order to proceed to the next.
A lateral entry eligibility list will be created from qualified applicants that submit the required application materials and receive a score of 70% or above on the Police Department oral interview. A candidate's placement on the lateral entry eligibility list shall be by alphabetical order of their last name with no bearing on the order in which a candidate is selected to move forward in the hiring process. Such selection shall be made at the sole discretion of the Board, and may be based upon criteria including, but not limited to, the Police Department oral interview score, the Board oral interview score, previous employer commendations, discipline, evaluations, education, training, specialties and experience.
All applicants must complete and submit a lateral entry application packet.
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