Lateral Entry Police Officer

Burr Ridge Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Burr Ridge Police Department
7700 S. County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Phone:

  • 630-323-8181 ext. 5040

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/17/22

Salary:

  • $82,776 - $107,886

    Starting pay determined by years of experience 

    Benefit Information:

    • Police Pension
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield healthcare plans – HMO
    • Dental Vision and Life Insurance
    • Sick Leave, and Personal leave
    • Paid vacation
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Uniform, body armor and equipment provided/Clothing Allowance
    • Tuition reimbursement 

Sworn:

  • 28

Population:

  • 11,192

Position Details

The Burr Ridge Police Department is currently accepting applications for Lateral Entry Police Officers.

Department Contact:

Cindy Pavelchik, Executive Assistant

630-323-8181 ext. 5040

cpavelchik@burr-ridge.gov

Department Overview:

The Burr Ridge Police Department consists of 32 full-time employees, 28 of whom are sworn officers including a Chief, two (2) Deputy Chiefs, and five (5) Sergeants.

Officers enjoy working twelve-hour shifts and participating in extensive levels of training

The Department also offers a variety of specialty positions. Investigations, Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Bike Patrol and School Resource Officer.

Burr Ridge is a member of the Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigative Team ( MERIT ) which offers these specialty positions.

Metro SWAT, Major Crimes, Public Integrity Unit, Major Crash Reconstruction, Crime Scene Forensics, Digital Forensics, Crisis Negotiations, K9 Response, Incident Management Assistance Team, and Drone Teams

Area Information:

The Village of Burr Ridge is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Chicago. With a population of 11,192 and an area of 7.332 square miles.

Job Requirements: 

  • Age: Must be at least 21 years old, and under 35 at the time of application. Exemptions for military or prior police experience as permitted by law
  • Citizenship Required: Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • High School Grad/GED: High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Valid ILLINOIS Driver's License: Yes
  • Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
  • Additional Requirements:
    • At least two years of experience as a full-time sworn, certified law enforcement officer with an Illinois law enforcement agency. (Part-time certification does not meet this requirement), or be qualified to take the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board “Out of State Reciprocity” exam.
    • Must have no felony convictions

Application is available at:

https://www.burr-ridge.gov/

Please apply with the following documents to be considered: 

  1. Legible and signed employment application
  2. A copy of your birth certificate or certificate of naturalization
  3. A copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
  4. A copy of your college or university degree or transcript (if applicable)
  5. A copy of your valid driver's license
  6. A cop of your U.S. Military DD-214 form (if applicable)
  7. A copy of your Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board certificate

Return application materials to the Burr Ridge Fire and Police Commission:

By email:

policeadmin@burr-ridge.gov

OR 

In person or by mail:

Burr Ridge Police Department

7700 S. County Line Road

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

ATTN: APPLICATIONS

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Hiring Process:

Initial examination of candidates:

  • Complete the Burr Ridge Police Department application and submit all required documents. Applications with missing documentation will not be considered.
  • Oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph exam
  • Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment shall be required to pass the following:
    • Psychological exam
    • Preemployment Physical examination

Burr Ridge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer



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