Lateral Police Officer

Western Springs Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Western Springs Police Department
740 Hillgrove Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

Phone:

  • 708-246-1800 ext. 154

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/10/22
  • @ 5:00 PM

Salary:

  • Current Starting: $70,783

    (Eligible to advance to $74,279 (Step B) upon completion of 18-month probationary period)

    Annual step increases until the top step of the contractual salary level is reached: Currently $99,686

    NOTE: CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS IN PROGRESS

    **12-Hour Fixed Shifts and All Shifts Available**

    **All Uniforms/Equipment Provided**

    **Accelerated Field Training Program**


Position Details

** IMMEDIATE OPENINGS **

WESTERN SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT

ACCEPTING LATERAL POLICE OFFICER APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION PACKET

How to Apply: 

  • Complete the application online by the application deadline
  • Submit all supporting documentation by the application deadline

Please read the application packet before applying. State of Illinois Law Enforcement Certification is required.

All information contained in or connected with the application will be considered personal and confidential to the extent possible or permitted by law and used only in conjunction with your possible employment with the Western Springs Police Department. Please furnish complete information as outlined in the application.

Read every question carefully and answer accurately. An applicant will be disqualified from further processing if he/she makes a false statement of a material fact, practices any deception or fraud in the application or examination of appointment. Any false statements on this application will be considered sufficient cause for dismissal. Any misrepresentation on this application, whether actual or by omission, may disqualify you for consideration of employment by the Western Springs Police Department.

Please contact Susan Depner, Western Springs Police Department Administrative Services Coordinator, with questions regarding the application, required documents, or testing at:

708-246-1800 ext. 154

OR

sdepner@wsprings.com

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application and hire:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).
    • Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer; corrections officer certification; and/or military law enforcement training DO NOT meet this requirement.
  • United States citizen or naturalized citizen.
  • Individuals must be at least 21 years old.
  • Education - High school education or GED.
  • Experience – at least 2 years continuous experience as a current full-time sworn officer in good standing.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Valid FOID card.
  • No felony convictions.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Must have at least 20/100 binocular vision without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses, and shall not be color blind.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Must not have any tattoos that would be visible in whole or part while wearing the uniform of the Department. Existing tattoos must be covered.
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position, including providing copies of any requested employment-related materials or other documents to confirm or verify information, and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements. The Village of Western Springs reserves the right to re-verify candidate qualifications at any time during the screening and hiring process.
  • The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners requires all employees to enter into an expense reimbursement agreement upon hire.

Selection Process:

An offer of employment is contingent on passing all required screenings and examinations.

  • There is no guarantee of an interview or further consideration for candidates submitting an application. Inclusion in any lateral entry candidate screening process shall be based upon the relative excellence of the candidate's reflecting qualifications above the stated minimum qualifications and the hiring needs of the Department at the time of review.
  • Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an oral interview conducted by the Village of Western Springs Board of Fire and Police Commissioners (BFPC). Upon recommendation by the interview committee, qualified candidates will be placed on an eligibility list that will have a two-year expiration date after being posted. The list may expire sooner than two years if the BFPC makes a decision to revoke the list.
  • Candidates may receive a conditional offer of employment and participate in additional post-offer screenings and examinations, including but not limited to: polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, character and background investigation and credit check, medical examination and drug screening. Candidates must receive a satisfactory evaluation on each screening or examination in order to proceed in the selection process. Failure to achieve a satisfactory evaluation on any screening or examination shall result in immediate disqualification from further consideration.
  • New lateral police officers are subject to an 18-month probationary period.


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