Police Officer - Entry Level

Gurnee Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Gurnee Police Department
100 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone Number:

  • 847-599-7500, x 7515

Fax Number:

  • 847-623-0490

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/21/21
  • @ 3:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $73,303 annually

    12 hour shifts

    No residency or living radius requirement

    Visible tattoos permitted within department policy parameters 

    Benefits:

    • Paid time off – vacation, holiday, personal time
    • Paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs
    • Health/dental/vision/life insurance plans
    • Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA)
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Uniform allowance
    • Annual voluntary fitness bonus

Sworn Officers:

  • 65

Population:

  • 30,700

Position Details

Police Officer – Entry Level

Department Staff:

100 members including sworn officers, sworn supervisory, management, civilian, and 911 Emergency Dispatch staff 

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements and qualifications:

  • United States citizen or Naturalized citizen.
  • Minimum 20 years of age (must be 21 years of age by date of hire) and less than 35 years of age as of application deadline (October 21, 2021) unless otherwise exempt.  Military Veterans may exceed the maximum age by the number of years served on active military duty but by no more than 10 years of active military duty service
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof. 
  • Valid driver’s license.

Other Qualifications (must meet a minimum of one of the following): 

  • College coursework towards 60 hours of college credit; OR
  • Previous experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer; OR
  • At least two (2) years United States military service.

Selection Process:

Each phase of the process is pass/fail and required to proceed to the next.

Completion of online application no later than 3:00 p.m. October 21, 2021

Completion of written examination; applicants must self-schedule and complete the FrontLine National Exam written examination through National Testing Network (NTN) by 3:00 p.m. October 21, 2021.

To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to:

www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

Select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for Gurnee Police Department.

Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission – eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview

Oral Interview with Gurnee Police Department Supervisory Staff

At time of employment offer, candidate must provide verification of completion of a minimum of 60 hours college credit in order to continue in the screening process. Post-offer examinations / screenings include but are not limited to:  ability to pass the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER test) upon department request; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; character and background investigation; medical / vision examinations; and drug screen.

Important Information:

Police Training Academies in the State of Illinois now require vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  Candidates must provide proof of vaccination status prior to hire upon request of the Gurnee Police Department.

Job Posting:

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To Apply: 

Online Application

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