Police Officer - Lateral Transfer

Village of Riverside

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Riverside
27 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/24/21
  • @ 4:30 PM

Salary:

  • Effective 01/01/2021, the starting salary for a Lateral Entry Probationary Patrol Officer with two years of experience will be $91,971.00 per current collective bargaining agreement.

    Excellent fringe benefits including:

    • Pension plan, retirement savings options
    • Health, dental, vision and life insurance 

    If you have any questions, please visit the Village website or email kjohns@riverside.il.us

    Lateral candidates shall be subject to the same benefits and seniority as an officer appointed from the Initial Eligibility Register.

Sworn Officers:

  • 19

Population:

  • 9,000

Position Details

Riverside Police Officer – Lateral Transfer

Job Announcement

Application Deadline:

4:30 PM, September 24, 2021

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Riverside, Illinois is accepting Lateral Transfer applications for the position of Police Officer with the Village of Riverside Police Department.

Candidates should under general supervision, be able to perform general police patrol duties, including but not limited to:

  • Basic accident investigations
  • Traffic control and enforcement
  • Initial investigations into criminal and non-criminal activity and related functions involving the safety and protection of life and property
  • Promote crime prevention strategies
  • Apprehend criminals
  • Enforce Federal, State and Local Statutes/Ordinances 

Lateral Entry Candidates must: 

  1. Be at minimum of 21 years of age; unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in § 5/10-2.1-6 of the Act.
  2. Be currently certified and employed as a full-time Law Enforcement Officer, as established by the officer’s previous law enforcement agency and verified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board pursuant to 65ILCS 5/10-2.1-6(h).
  3. Have two years of continuous service as a full-time police officer.
  4. Be a United States of America citizen and/or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.
  5. Possess a valid Illinois drivers’ license.
  6. Possess a valid Firearms Owners Identification card (FOID).
  7. Have fewer than two chargeable vehicle accidents within the past 36 months at the time of application. Chargeable accidents are defined as accidents where fault was established by a law enforcement investigative body.
  8. Have no convictions for DUI and no loss of license as a result of a moving violation within the past 36 months at the time of application.
  9. Have no felony convictions.
  10. Have no convictions of domestic related charges.
  11. Have no convictions for serious misdemeanors involving moral turpitude as defined in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.
  12. Have a clean disciplinary record, including, but not limited to: no sustained violations involving excessive force or dishonesty, including stealing, lying or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, either on or off duty. A sustained violation is defined as a finding by a law enforcement investigating body that is/was more likely true than not true that the accused did what he/she was accused of doing. 

Applicants:

Proof of meeting the above requirements must be submitted during the application process, additionally applicant shall submit with the application a copy of:

  • Military Service Record
  • Discharge papers
  • Social Security card
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. Certificate
  • College/University Degree
  • If requested, a copy of a certified transcript of course work from an accredited College/University 

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by 4:30 PM on September 24, 2021.

Applications for lateral entry Police Officer positions may be obtained on the Village of Riverside website:

www.riverside.il.us

Applications to be considered must be returned with all supporting documentation to:

Village of Riverside Village Clerk

Cathy Haley

27 Riverside Road

Riverside, Illinois 60546

Hiring Process:

  • Application Review
  • Oral Interview
  • Background Investigation

Subject to medical physical, drug testing and psychological testing at time of conditional offer of employment.

Eligibility List:

Acceptable candidates shall be placed on a new or current lateral entry eligibility pool list in ranking order, from which the Village of Riverside Director of Public Safety may select, at his discretion to fill lateral entry vacancies depending on qualifications and experience. Acceptable candidates may remain on the lateral entry eligibility pool list for a period of up to two years.

By order of the Police and Fire Commission of the Village of Riverside, Illinois

Kelly Navarro, Secretary, Riverside, IL

Board of Police and Fire Commissioners

An Equal Opportunity Employer:

All Village of Riverside applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.



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