Starting: $77,327 - $97,410 DOQ (Effective 1/1/2022)
Top Salary: $105,925 available after 6 years of full-time certified police service
ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION OPPORTUNITIES:
The Mount Prospect Police Department is looking for qualified and motivated candidates for the position of Certified Police Officer.
We are a thriving Northwest Suburban community looking to the future while embracing our rich history and values. If you are a certified police officer looking for a career in a family-friendly and supportive department and community - submit your cover letter, resume and application now.
Mount Prospect Police Department
Attn: Lisa Schillinger
911 E. Kensington Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
A comprehensive prescreening of all lateral applications will be conducted by the Department's Command Staff. Selected applicants will be invited for an Oral Interview with members of the Command Staff.
After Command Staff interviews, selected candidates may be invited to participate in a Background Investigation, a Polygraph Examination, and an Oral Interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission (BOFPC).
After the oral interview with the BOFPC, selected candidates will be placed on a Lateral Appointment Eligibility List in the order of their relative excellence as determined by the BOFPC. Candidates on the Eligibility List will remain on the list for a period of one year. The names of additional candidates can be added to the list at any time by the BOFPC and can be slotted into the list based on their relative excellence without preference for the time of application filing.
Upon conditional offer of employment, candidates will be administered additional pass/fail tests including a physical aptitude test (POWER Test), psychological assessment, medical exam with drug screening.
All applicants will be required to sign a "Waiver and Authorization to Release Information." Background investigations consist of a complete criminal history check at the national, state, and local level; a complete traffic history at the state and local level; a review of employment history with prior and current employers; education verification; military discharge status verification (if applicable); credit history check; a personal interview with your spouse (if applicable); interviews with at least three (3) personal references; and any other persons who can speak to an applicant's character.
NOTE: Convictions for traffic or misdemeanor offenses may not result in automatic disqualification for employment as a police officer. Verified convictions for any felony and certain misdemeanor offenses shall result in disqualification.
***CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT BOTH A COVER LETTER AND A RESUME WITH THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION***
Lisa Schillinger, Police Chief's Executive Assistant
Monday through Friday
8AM – 4PM
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