Certified Police Officer - Lateral Hire

Town of Normal

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Contact Information

Address:

Town of Normal
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761

Phone Number:

  • 309-454-9518

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/31/22

Salary:

  • Starting: $69,075 - $89,391

    Commitment Incentive:

    Lateral new hires will receive a commitment incentive of $7,500. This incentive is contingent upon a three-year commitment to the Normal Police Department.

    Staff who leave prior to the completion of 3 years will be responsible for prorate repayment of the incentive:

    • Separation within the first year: $7,500
    • Separation between years 1-2: $5,000
    • Separation between years 2-3: $2,500 

    Qualified candidates will be paid a starting salary commensurate with their years of continuous full-time law enforcement experience with their immediate prior employer, up to step 10 in the following schedule: See Below

Sworn Officers:

  • 84

Population:

  • 54,151

Position Details

Salary Schedule

Years of Service

 % of Base

Current

10/1/2021

Salary

1.25%

4/1/2022

Salary

 1.25%

10/1/2022

Salary

 1.25%

4/1/2023

Salary

 1.25%

10/1/2023

Salary

 2  85%  $69,075  $69,938.44  $70,812.67  $71,697.83  $72,594.05
 3  90%  $73,138  $74,052.23  $74,977.88  $75,915.10  $76,864.04
 4  95%  $77,201  $78,166.01  $79,143.09  $80,132.38  $81,134.03
 5  100%  $81,264  $82,279.80  $83,308.30  $84,349.65  $85,404.02
 10  110%  $89,391  $90,508.39  $91,39.74  $92,785.24  $93,945.05

Candidates must be currently employed and have two or more years of current service with a law enforcement agency to qualify for the lateral hiring program.

The Town of Normal Police Department is seeking experienced Police Officers for accelerated/lateral entry.

Candidates who are currently full-time sworn officers of a police department in any municipality, county, university or state law enforcement agency provided they are certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and have been with their respective law enforcement agency within the state for at least two (2) years, are eligible to apply.

Duties/Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs, both self-initiated and directed, community service to include positive pro-active, preventive contacts with the public.
  • Patrols a designated area of the Town in a radio-equipped car, on bicycle or by foot, to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, provide for traffic safety, and enforce motor vehicle laws and parking regulations.
  • Determines DUI status; inspects disabled vehicles and lends assistance to motorist.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving fires, automobile accidents, robberies, neighborhood disturbances, including fights, labor disputes, domestic quarrels, and other misdemeanors and felonies. After restoring order, evaluates and determines appropriate law enforcement intervention.
  • Secures the scene of crime or accident and administers first aid, conducts preliminary investigation, gathers and protects evidence, obtains witnesses, makes arrest and calls for assistance.
  • Is responsible for contributing to the department's overall goals as directed by supervisory staff.
  • Assists Town and State's Attorneys in case preparation; reading case background materials, exhibits, etc. Testifies as a witness in court.
  • Places person(s) under arrest, apprehending and subduing as necessary, Mirandize, assuring own safety; performs legal search and seizure activities.
  • Gathers and prepares detailed automobile accident reports, including interviewing witnesses and taking enforcement action when appropriate.
  • Interviews persons with complaints and inquires in attempts to make proper disposition or direct them to proper community service agency. Evaluates information gathered and draws lawful conclusions.
  • Provides accurate information on laws and ordinances, and general information to the public.
  • Attends periodic training classes related to position in order to keep up to date on procedures, policies and laws. Reads department bulletins, directives, manuals, police journals or text, court decisions etc. to maintain proficiency.
  • Performs the required tasks related to assignment in special areas, (e.g. Traffic Division, Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigation Division, and other specialty positions as determined by the Chief of Police).
  • Performs special duties such as traffic control, crowd control and vehicle escorts, etc.
  • Maintains and demonstrates proficiency in firearms skills by passing the annual firearms qualification necessary to maintain certification by the Illinois State Training Board.
  • Prepares clear, concise reports required of the position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For detailed information and to apply online visit:

www.normal.org

Equal Opportunity Employer


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