Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Lake in the Hills Police Department

Deputy Chief Matthew Mannino

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Contact Information

Address:

Lake in the Hills Police Department
Attn: Deputy Chief Matthew Mannino
1115 Crystal Lake Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • $67,644 - $104,829

    (The Chief of Police may place a lateral entry hire at any step on the wage schedule, if any, in effect at that time, or otherwise at a salary consistent with the Department's policies and interests, based on the lateral entry hire's training, experience, and other relevant qualifications.)

    Applicants should list their desired compensation on their application.

    Top out salary at year 8 at end of contract (5/1/23): $110,136

    Benefits Package:

    • 80 hours of paid vacation accrued after 12 months of employment
    • 11 paid holidays
    • 3 personal days
    • 12 hour shifts
    • Yearly Uniform Allowance of $700 after first year. Initial issue of all duty gear, uniforms, and firearm.
    • Issued body armor
    • Officer in Charge (OIC) and Police Training Officer (PTO) compensation
    • Health, dental, vision & life insurance
    • Paid sick leave and bereavement leave
    • Eligibility for compensatory time and overtime pay
    • Educational assistance plan
    • Metropolitan Alliance of Police Unionization – Chapter 90 

Sworn Officers:

  • 39

Population:

  • 29,228

Position Details

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

The Lake in the Hills Police Department is seeking qualified, experienced police officers to join our community.

Our department is made up of some of the most dedicated, highly trained, community oriented police officers in the country. We're looking for officers who are willing to serve and protect the Village of Lake in the Hills and make a profound difference in the community.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must possess current Law Enforcement Officer Certification and have been employed in a full time law enforcement capacity for a minimum of 18 months. The totality of the individual's law enforcement training and work experience will be considered.
  • United States citizen 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver's License upon time of hire.
  • Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • Must reside within a 20 air mile radius of the corporate limits of the Village of Lake in the Hills at the end of the established probationary period (12 months).
  • Must have eyesight correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision.

Hiring Process:

  • Qualified candidates should submit their application, letter of interest and resume: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakeinthehillsil/jobs/3339647/police-officer-lateral-entry
  • If selected, qualified candidates will be interviewed by the department's selection committee and Command staff if recommended.
  • The selected candidate will be required to complete:
    • 4 hour ride along with a police training officer
    • Physical agility test
    • Comprehensive background investigation
    • Psychological examination
    • Medical examination 

For more information about the department and to view the department's recruitment video visit:

https://www.lith.org/government/departments/police/recruitment-employment

Visit our Department's Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/LakeintheHillsPolice

Any questions regarding the employment process for the Lateral Officer Program can be directed to:

Deputy Chief Matthew Mannino

847-658-5676

mmannino@lith.org



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