Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Belvidere Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Belvidere Police Department
615 N. Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Phone:

  • 815-547-5668

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open

Salary:

  • Starting:

    • 2 years full-time police experience (step 1A): $66,296
    • 3 years to 4 years full-time police experience (step 2): $73,663 

    Benefits include but are not limited to:

    • 12 Hour shifts
    • Retiree Health Insurance
    • Vacation time
    • Holiday time
    • Generous Comp Time Bank - up to 120 hours
    • Sick Time - up to 160 days per occurrence
    • Health, Dental, Life Insurance
    • Deferred Compensation eligible
    • Flexible Savings Account eligible
    • Very Generous Uniform Allowance - approximately $1,500/year
    • Partial Tuition Reimbursement - up to $2,500/year
    • Specialty Positions Include:
      • General Case Detectives
      • IMPACT (street crimes)
      • SLANT (regional drug unit)
      • Community Policing Coordinator
      • Community Outreach Officer
      • K9 Officer
      • SWAT
      • Hostage Negotiator
      • Bike Officer
      • School Resource Officer
      • Accident Reconstruction

Sworn:

  • 44

Population:

  • 26,500

Position Details

We Have Immediate Openings!

Great Pay, Excellent Community Support, Retiree Insurance, Mental Health Plan, and Rapid Opportunities for Specialty Assignments

The Belvidere Police Department is accepting applications for sworn full-time lateral entry police officers.

The City of Belvidere has a diverse population of 26,500, with a low crime rate. The Community has consistently shown strong support for our police department and law enforcement as a whole. Our agency has 44 sworn officers that support all aspects of patrol and investigative functions.

Minimum Qualifications for Lateral Transfer:

Applicants for lateral transfer Police Officer appointments must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • 1 year of full-time law enforcement experience.
  • Police officer certification from ILETSB or be able to successfully transfer out of state certification from another state.
  • A valid driver’s license
  • United States Citizen or be a Naturalized Citizen 
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examinations and training requirements
  • Exhibit good moral character and have no felony convictions. Applicants with misdemeanor conviction (s) may be disqualified from the higher process as set forth in 65 ILCS 5/Article 10 1-7(c). Certain misdemeanors may disqualify candidates for a position as a police officer.
  • Possess a valid FOID card or be able to obtain a FOID card and be able to safely and accurately discharge a firearm.
  • Pass a polygraph examination, an employment background investigation, a medical examination, a psychological examination, and a drug screening.

The applicant must have the ability to furnish upon request a copy of the following, to the extent applicable: 

  • Professional licenses
  • Training certificates
  • Documents confirming work experience
  • Birth Certificate
  • Transcripts of higher learning
  • Military transcripts
  • Any other employment related material as requested or required

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to:

Deputy Chief Matthew Wallace

Belvidere Police Department

615 North Main Street

Belvidere, Illinois, 61008

815-547-5668

wallace@belviderepolice.com

Selection Process:

Each phase of the process listed below is a pass/fail and a “pass” is required to proceed to the next phase.

  • Review of the application materials
  • Command Staff Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Fire and Police Commission Interview

Post offer examinations, including but not limited to:

  • Psychological Examination 
  • Medical examination
  • Drug screening

Download the Employment Application at the following web address:

https://www.ci.belvidere.il.us/departments/police-department.html

OR 

Pick up an application at:

Belvidere Police Department

615 North Main Street

Belvidere, Illinois 61008

Submit the completed application packet (with all forms completed) to the Belvidere Police Department, along with the following required documents:

  • Photocopy of ILETSB police certification or comparable certification from another state
  • Photocopy of valid driver’s license
  • Certified copy of any transcripts from an accredited college or university
  • Certified copy of birth certificate

The City of Belvidere is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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