Police Officer - Entry Level

Gurnee Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Gurnee Police Department
100 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone:

  • 847-599-7500, x 7515

Fax:

  • 847-623-0490

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 08/09/22

Salary:

  • Starting: $79,470 annually

    12 hour shifts

    No residency or living radius requirement

    Visible tattoos permitted within department policy parameters (no head, face, neck, hand/finger tattoos)

    Benefits:

    • Paid time off – vacation, holiday, personal time
    • Paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs
    • Health/dental/vision/life insurance plans
    • Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA)
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Uniform allowance
    • Annual voluntary fitness bonus

Sworn:

  • 65

Population:

  • 30,700

Position Details

Police Officer – Entry Level

Department Personnel:

100 total members including sworn officers, sworn supervisory, management, civilian, and 911 Emergency Dispatch staff

Job Posting:

https://www.gurnee.il.us/jobs

Minimum Requirements:

  • United States citizen or Naturalized citizen.
  • Minimum 20 years of age (21 years of age by police academy graduation date) and less than 35 years of age as of application deadline unless otherwise exempt.  Military Veterans may exceed the maximum age by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof. 
  • Valid driver’s license.

Other Qualifications (must meet a minimum of one of the following): 

  • College coursework towards 60 hours of college credit; OR
  • At least two (2) years United States military service; OR
  • Experience as a full time sworn law enforcement officer; must be able to be certified in accordance with 50 ILCS 705/8.1

Selection Process:

Each phase of the process is pass/fail and required to proceed to the next.

Examination:

FrontLine National Exam

Complete by August 9, 2022

Applicants must self-schedule.

To register with National Testing Network and schedule a test, go to:

www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

Select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for Gurnee Police Department.

Cost of the examination is the responsibility of the candidate.

Application:

Gurnee Police Officer Online Employment Application

Complete by August 9, 2022 

Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission:

Eligible applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Oral Interview with Gurnee Police Department Supervisory Staff

Post-offer examinations/screenings include but are not limited to:

  • Verification of completion of 60 hours of college credit (if applicable)
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Background investigation
  • Ability to pass the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER test)
  • Medical/vision examinations
  • Drug screen

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