Lateral Police Officer

East Dundee Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

East Dundee Police Department
115 E. Third Street
East Dundee, IL 60118

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/27/22
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $67,191 - $99,702, based on experience and qualifications

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, a 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.

There are currently two full-time openings approved for the new budget year to bring full-time sworn staffing to 15.

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 for at least two years, 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 for a minimum of two years.
  • 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 currently employed or have left in good standing from your previous law enforcement agency.
  • Every applicant for lateral entry must meet all the application requirements and prerequisites set forth in BPC rules. 

Lateral hire applicants who have met all hiring prerequisites and successfully passed an oral examination in front of the Board of Police Commissioners will be placed on the final eligibility register for lateral entry in order of their relative excellence, based upon their scores on the oral examination.

Lateral entry applicants are exempt from the written and power test.

The 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 BPC 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, May 27, 2022 with the following subject line: VOED – Full-Time Lateral Police Officer 05.27.22 to:

jkruger@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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