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Lateral Police Officer

Wheaton Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Wheaton Police Department
900 Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • NEGOTIABLE (currently up to $108,125)

Sworn:

  • 69

Population:

  • 53,000

Position Details

Join an agency where you can develop your career.

The Wheaton Police Department is now accepting applications for lateral-entry Police Officers.

We have immediate openings available.

What sets us apart:

  1. SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE. Candidates do not need to start at the bottom step. We respect your previous service to the profession and what you can bring to the Wheaton PD and believe you should be compensated accordingly.
  2. VACATION IS NEGOTIABLE: When you've spent years dedicating yourself to law enforcement, you have accumulated benefits to go along with it. Work/life balance is essential in this career and time off is a necessity. To make your transition as smooth as possible, we are flexible with negotiating vacation accrual rates.
  3. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ARE A PRIORITY: Wheaton Police Officers enjoy the ability to workout while on shift - providing you time to care for yourself so that you can use your off time to enjoy the other important areas of life. We have traditional weightlifting equipment, cardio equipment, and functional fitness equipment. We have personal trainers on staff along with peer support and counseling. Officer wellness matters to us.
  4. DEVELOPMENT: The Wheaton PD is an exceptional agency with a long standing reputation of excellence in the industry. We invest in our officers and offer many areas of career growth and development opportunities. Lateral hires are immediately eligible for specialty assignments. You do not have to wait for a minimum number of service years as we want to put your talents to use. We also offer tuition reimbursement for officers looking to expand their academic pursuits.
  5. THE TEAM: The Wheaton PD is comprised of the finest law enforcement officers you will find. Not only that, the City of Wheaton is a secure and soundly run municipality. We have great labor relations amongst all departments and understand that your co-workers often become your second family. We strive to keep the City a great place to work. 

Ready to take your career to the next level?

What current lateral officers say about the decision to transfer to Wheaton:

Making a Lateral Move to the Wheaton Police Department

Minimum Requirements:

  • State of Illinois certification or waiver by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with no more than forty (40) hours of training required by that Board for recertification, if necessary. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Individuals must be at least 21 years old and under the age of 65.
  • Education – Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. If Bachelor's Degree has not been completed, applicants must submit an educational waiver to the Board along with their application.
  • Experience – Must be currently employed as a full-time sworn Police Officer in good standing with any municipal, county, university or state law enforcement agency at the time of their application.
  • Valid IL Driver's License, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire (if out of state).
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examinations and training requirements.
  • Ability to furnish, along with their application, a copy of the following:
    • a resume;
    • professional licenses;
    • training certificates;
    • documents confirming work experience;
    • birth certificate;
    • high school diploma or GED certificate;
    • transcripts of higher learning and college diploma or, if necessary, educational waiver request;
    • naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD214);
    • employee evaluations;
    • and any other employment related material as requested or required.

To Apply: 

https://www.wheaton.il.us/984/Police-Officer-Lateral-Recruitment



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