Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Crete Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Crete Police Department
Crete Fire & Police Commission
1370 Benton Street
Crete, IL 60417

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open

Salary:

  • Starting: $62,085 (Step 2) - $71,884 (Step 6), dependent on qualifications and experience

    Lateral Officers may start above Step 2, subject to experience and Village Board approval

    (Current Union contract under negotiations including pay increase provision) 

    Benefits:

    • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
    • Great Health and Dental Plans
    • Life Insurance
    • Pension Plan
    • Extra pay for OIC (Officer in Charge) and FTO (Field Training Officer)
    • (12) Hour shift; 3 on 2 off 2 on, 3 off rotation. 
    • Extra pay opportunities including working at Crete-Monee School District Events, community events, and overtime opportunities with STEP (Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program) traffic grant details.
    • The Crete Police Department values keeping its officers involved in other opportunities.  This includes matching officers with their skills and interests to maximize the police department’s effectiveness within the community and keeping officers engaged during their careers.  Some of these opportunities include:  Will County Gang/Drug Suppression Unit Officer(s), Will County Major Crime Task Force, Officer(s), School Resource Officer(s), Evidence Technician Officer(s), Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Officer(s), Truck Enforcement Officers(s), Community Policing Officer(s), Special Olympics Liaison Officer(s), and additional involvement as opportunities present themselves.

Sworn Officers:

  • 20 (FT); 4 (PT)

Population:

  • 8,200

Position Details

RECRUITMENT OPEN

APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED

The Crete Police Department is actively seeking Experienced Police Officers for Lateral Entry

The Village of Crete Police Department, a progressive south suburban town, is looking for the best candidates available to fill future positions as lateral entry police officers.

The Village of Crete is located within Will County, approximately 25 miles from Chicago.  The police department is planning for growth as new commercial and industrial business locate to the Village.

Additional information about the Village and police department can be found at:

www.villageofcrete.org

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications & requirements at the time of application:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement)
  • United States citizen
  • Individuals must be at least 21 years old
  • Education - High school education or equivalent thereof
  • Experience - at least 2 of the last 3 years of consecutive full time sworn service with a municipal department
  • Valid Driver's License
Must live within 25 mile radius of Village Hall upon completion of probation period.

Selection Process:

Process includes:

  • Interview by Crete Fire & Police Commission
  • Character and background investigation and credit check
  • Post-offer examinations may include:
    • Psychological evaluation
    • Medical examination
    • Vision screening
    • Drug screening

Download Application Packet At: 

www.villageofcrete.org

Return Application To:

Crete Village Hall

524 W. Exchange Street

Crete, IL 60417

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday

Application Deadline:

Open

The Village of Crete is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



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