Police Officer

Rock Valley College

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Contact Information

Address:

Rock Valley College
3301 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114

Phone Number:

  • 815-921-4361

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

Salary:

  • Starting:

    • Recruit: $53,500
      • The established base salary for new hires will be $53,500. 
    • Certified: $54,500
      • New full time officers with at least three years of full time police service without a break in service greater than two years, shall be hired at a starting salary, which is $1000.00 above the established starting salary for a new hire, $54,500. These placements are for wages only and not for seniority, or any other accrued benefits. 

    New hire employees will receive a one-time hiring bonus of $4,000 in two equal disbursements. The first lump sum payment of $2,000 will be issued in with your first pay. The second lump sum payment of $2,000 will be issued 6 months later. This bonus will not be added to the employee's base salary amount. The hiring bonus is valid through the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, which expires June 30, 2023.

Sworn Officers:

  • 7

Position Details

Position Type:

Police Department

Location:

Main Campus

To save time applying, Rock Valley College does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

We are searching for Officers to join the Rock Valley College Police Department.

You will join a team promoting a safe environment for the campus; perform public relations with students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Maintain order at campus and satellite facilities, in line with College policies, and State and Federal Laws.

Some of the essential functions for this role include:

  • Respond to and provide emergency and non-emergency assistance, and to protect personnel and property within the campus boundaries, including the surrounding community.
  • Conduct investigations as required.
  • Provide emergency first aid care.
  • Enforce local, state, and college criminal, traffic, and parking statutes and regulations.
  • Perform safety inspections of grounds and buildings on a regular basis.
  • Perform felony and misdemeanor arrests, as necessary.

Requirements for Currently Certified or Previously Certified Officer:

  1. High School diploma.
  2. U.S. Citizen.
  3. Current certification as an Illinois Law Enforcement officer is required or the ability to be recertified by Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board; if previously attended an Illinois state certified police academy or the ability to be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board; if attended an out of state certified police academy.
  4. Valid F.O.I.D. Card or the ability to attain one.
  5. Must be 21 years of age upon date of hire.
  6. Possess a valid driver's license.
  7. Successful completion of written testing, oral interview, background investigation, psychological evaluation, drug screen and medical exam are necessary.
  8. No record of felony convictions or a crime involving moral turpitude or misdemeanor(s) that would prohibit the ability to obtain Illinois State Certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.

Requirements for Police Recruit Officer:

  1. High School Diploma.
  2. U.S. Citizen.
  3. Possess a valid driver's license.
  4. Valid F.O.I.D. Card or the ability to obtain one.
  5. Candidates are required to have an uncorrected vision of minimum 20/40 with both eyes open and an aided corrected vision of 20/20 as well not being color blind.
  6. Between the ages of 21 and 34 by the written examination date.
  7. Successful completion of a valid Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test within 6 months of the written examination dates. Test cards will be accepted from any authorized POWER Test administrator.
  8. Successful completion of written testing, oral interview, background investigation, psychological evaluation, drug screen and medical exam are necessary.
  9. No record of felony convictions or a crime involving moral turpitude or misdemeanor(s) that would prohibit the ability to obtain Illinois State Certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. 

The police officer recruit position requires the attendance and successful completion of a certified State of Illinois Police Academy selected by the College.

Pre–Hiring Agreement:

Prior to hiring, police recruit candidates will be required to enter into an agreement with the College that provides for repayment of equipping and training costs on a pro-rata basis if the employee terminates employment with the College within the first three years. A demonstration copy of this agreement (with current estimated costs) will be provided with the conditional offer. The actual costs may differ depending on changes in class and equipment/clothing costs and/or the actual training needed.

Rock Valley College empowers students and community through lifelong learning.

To Apply:

https://www.applitrack.com/rvc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Police+Department



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