Lateral Police Officer

Village of East Dundee

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of East Dundee
120 Barrington Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 01/09/22
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Full-Time Lateral Police Officer position with a starting pay of $65,234 and will move to the next pay scale at the completion of their probationary period.

    An officer may get hired at a higher step on the pay scale based on experience and other factors on a case-by-case basis.

Sworn Officers:

  • 19

Population:

  • 3,204

Position Details

The Village of East Dundee (population est. 3,204) is seeking qualified applicants for the Full-Time Lateral Police Officer position.

About East Dundee and Police Department:

The Village of East Dundee, a home rule community as defined by the Illinois Constitution, is located approximately 35 miles west of the City of Chicago, primarily in Kane County with a small portion in Cook County. East Dundee encompasses approximately 3.1 square miles. The Fox River is the western border of the Village and the Fox River Bike Trail runs through the Village's historic downtown district. Residents and visitors of East Dundee can enjoy an array of dining, retail, social and outdoor activities, including Santa's Village Azoosment & Water Park. A picturesque historic downtown, with the former train depot (now a visitor center) in the heart of the district is home to many popular year-round special events hosted by the Village and outside organizations.  

The East Dundee Police Department is currently staffed by 13 full-time sworn police officers, including a Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, and four Sergeants. Also, there are six part-time sworn police officers, one part-time records clerk, and one full-time records clerk.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An individual who has been previously employed as a full-time sworn officer of a regular police department in any municipal, county, university, or state law enforcement agency within the state of Illinois may apply for a lateral entry position, provided they are certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
  • To be considered for the lateral entry registry, the applicant must submit a completed application form to the board along with proof that they have worked for an Illinois law enforcement agency.
  • Applicants for a lateral hire position must also provide documentation that they have successfully completed the minimum standards basic law enforcement training course pursuant to the Illinois Police Training Act.
  • Must be or have left in good standing with your law enforcement agency.
  • Every applicant for lateral entry must meet all the application requirements and prerequisites set forth in these rules. 

Lateral entry applicants will not be subject to the normal testing process for initial hires, except that lateral entry applicants will not be subject to a written examination.

Lateral hire applicants who have met all hiring prerequisites and oral examination will be placed upon the final eligibility register for lateral entry in order of their relative excellence, based upon their scores on the oral examination. Election of statutory preference points will be processed according to these rules.

Selection from the final eligibility register for lateral entry, including procedures following a conditional offer of employment, will follow the process outlined in these rules. For purposes of appointment to a vacancy, the board may, but is not required to, give preference to an individual on the final eligibility register for lateral entry. The board, in its discretion, may make an offer of employment to a candidate from either the final eligibility register, or the final eligibility register for lateral entry. An individual who has been on the final eligibility register for lateral entry for more than 2 years and has not been certified for hire shall be removed from the list.  

How to Apply:

The employment application can be found at:

www.eastdundee.net

Qualified candidates should submit a completed employment application, cover letter and resume by 4:00 PM on Friday, January 9, 2022 with the following subject line: VOED – Full-Time Lateral Police Officer 01.09.22 to:

sstewart@eastdundee.net

Please do not mail application and no telephone calls.

The Village of East Dundee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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