Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Village of Carol Stream

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Carol Stream
500 N. Gary Avenue
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Phone Number:

  • 630-871-6240

Fax Number:

  • 630-462-3754

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Ongoing

Salary:

  • Minimum: $73,139 (Salary determination dependent on qualifications)

Sworn Officers:

  • 69

Population:

  • 40,000

Position Details

Work for a Department with Community Support!

The Carol Stream Police Department is proud to serve a diverse community comprised of residential areas, commercial retail locations, and a robust industrial park. Our agency prides itself on providing the best possible public service through proactive community-oriented policing. Carol Stream Police Officers are provided with extensive, ongoing training that equips them with the tools and knowledge needed to appropriately address the needs of the community.  

The Carol Stream Police Department continues to accept applications for Lateral Entry Police Officer candidates with at least 1 year of experience.

Immediate Openings

Applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Currently serve as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer in good standing for a municipality or public law enforcement agency in a comparable position, with duties and responsibilities substantially similar to those of a police officer in the Village of Carol Stream.
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience with a municipal or public law enforcement agency in a comparable position.
  • Be at least 21 years of age and less than 35 years of age as proscribed by State Statute. The age exceptions included in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6(a) and (d) will apply. 

The Process:

For applicants who have been determined by the Board to meet all requirements, including a review of disqualification criteria as outlined in the Board of Fire & Police Rules and Regulations, the examination process shall consist of a Police Department oral interview with a minimum passing score of 70%, a Board oral interview with a minimum passing score of 70%, a polygraph /background investigation, a psychological examination, a medical examination, and any other examinations as the Board deems necessary to determine the fitness for duty as a Carol Stream Police Officer prior to appointment. Candidates are required to pass each phase in order to proceed to the next.

A lateral entry eligibility list is created from qualified applicants that submit the required application materials and receive a score of 70% or above on the Police Department oral interview. A candidate's placement on the lateral entry eligibility list shall be by alphabetical order of their last name with no bearing on the order in which a candidate is selected to move forward in the hiring process. Such selection shall be made at the sole discretion of the Board, and may be based upon criteria including, but not limited to, the Police Department oral interview score, the Board oral interview score, previous employer commendations, discipline, evaluations, education, training, specialties and experience.

All applicants must complete and submit a lateral entry application packet available at:

https://www.carolstream.org/departments/police-recruitment

For additional information please contact Human Resources at:

630-871-6240



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