Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Morton Grove Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Morton Grove Police Department
6101 Capulina Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone Number:

  • 847-470-5200

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/07/21
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $70,314, with a top pay of $97,950 reached in five years

    Lateral entry officers may qualify for starting pay increases:

    • Officers who have completed two years of prior service as an officer will start at Step 2 of the CBA’s salary schedule (currently at $74,632).
    • Officers who have completed four years of prior service will start at Step 3 (currently at $82,603).

    In addition, the Village provides excellent fringe benefits including:

    • Pension plan
    • Other retirement savings options
    • Health, dental, and life insurance
    • Officers are also eligible to earn annual vacation time, paid holidays, and floating holidays
    • The Village also provides officers with a uniform allowance of $850 per year
    • Officers are eligible for up to $2,400 additional longevity pay for years of service

Sworn Officers:

  • 46

Population:

  • 23,571

Position Details

The Morton Grove Police Department is accepting applications for the Lateral Entry Police Officer.

Current Police Officer Work Schedule:

8 hour work schedule. Assignment to permanent patrol shifts. 6 days on duty, followed by 3 regularly scheduled days off.

Specialty Assignments:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Breathalyzer Operator
  • Range Officer
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Tactical Medical Instructor
  • Peer Support Team
  • Community Liaison Officer
  • Tactical Officers
  • Detectives
  • Field Training Officer
  • Juvenile Officer
  • Traffic Officer
  • Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT)
  • North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF)
  • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
  • Narcotics and Currency Interdiction Team (NARCINT)

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Certified as a State of Illinois Law Enforcement Officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board; Status as a sworn officer in an Illinois law enforcement agency for one year after completion of a probationary period and have been with their respective law enforcement agency within the State for at least 2 years;
  • Currently in good standing in the police department in which the person serves or in a layoff status due to municipal financial constraints;
  • Possesses substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a non-probationary Village of Morton Grove Police Officer, as determined by the Village and outlined in the relevant job description;
  • Possesses an Associate’s Degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an institution accredited by the US    Department of Education;
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass such examinations and testing as deemed necessary to determine individual’s ability to perform as a Village police officer including, but not limited to passing the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test; and
  • United States citizen, at least 21 years of age, and possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Applications:

Application packets are available online:

Click Here

Applications should be completed utilizing the online form.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 7th, 2021.  The Village must receive a completed application and all required documents by this time in order for you to be eligible for further consideration.

Applicants who successfully meet the qualifications for lateral entry will be screened by Department personnel. A list of recommended candidates will be submitted to the Board of Police Commissioners for consideration of oral interviews. Oral interviews are expected to be scheduled 3-4 weeks after that time.

Applicants who successfully complete the oral interview will be required to undergo a background investigation and polygraph. Should the Village provide an applicant with a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be required to complete a psychological examination, as well as a complete physical examination and drug test. Any hired applicants will be subject to all relevant Morton Grove policies and procedures, as well as any applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Questions:

Questions concerning this application process can be addressed to:

Human Resources Department

6101 Capulina Avenue

Morton Grove, Illinois, 60053

OR

At:

pdhr@mortongroveil.org



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