Starting: $57,532.77 - $72,495.64
At the discretion of the city, officers with previous experience who have completed basic training may be hired up to the 6th step of the salary schedule.
Benefits: See LATERAL ENTRY FLYER below
The Sterling Police Department is establishing a lateral entry eligibility list for qualified sworn police officers. Candidates will need to submit a resume, application and all required documents.
The Sterling Police Department’s lateral entry program includes training and orientation through a field training program that can last up to 14 weeks, depending on experience. Lateral applicant candidates must meet all of the requirements for an entry level police officer.
Candidate must be employed as a full-time officer with an Illinois law enforcement agency and shall be employed for a minimum of two (2) years and must possess a valid Illinois Law Enforcement Officer certificate from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
Candidate must be currently employed as full-time officer with any municipal, county or state law enforcement agency, such lateral applicant shall have been so employed for a minimum of two (2) years prior to application and shall meet the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board “Out of State Reciprocity” requirements.
Lateral applicant candidates must complete all testing deemed necessary by the Sterling Fire & Police Commission.
Lateral applicant must not have any felony convictions nor have been convicted of any misdemeanors involving moral turpitude.
Employees must live within a 30-minute response time from the City of Sterling within one (1) year of the date of hire.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are selected for entry shall complete the entry process before an offer of employment. This process may include the following components at the discretion of the Fire & Police Commission:
It is your responsibility to provide the following documents:
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