Police Officer - Entry Level

Village of Crete

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Crete

Crete, IL 60417

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • $56,474 - $77,219

    Benefits:

    • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
    • Great Health and Dental Plans
    • Life Insurance
    • Pension Plan
    • Extra pay for OIC (Officer in Charge) and FTO (Field Training Officer)
    • (12) Hour shift; 3 on 2 off, 2 on 3 off rotation.
    • Extra pay opportunities including working at Crete-Monee School District Events, community events, and overtime opportunities with STEP (Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program) traffic grant details.
    • The Crete Police Department values keeping its officers involved in other opportunities. This includes matching officers with their skills and interests to maximize the police department’s effectiveness within the community and keeping officers engaged during their careers. Some of these opportunities include: Will County Gang/Drug Suppression Unit Officer(s), Will County Major Crime Task Force Officer(s), School Resource Officer(s), Evidence Technician Officer(s), Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Officer(s), Truck Enforcement Officers(s), Community Policing Officer(s), Special Olympics Liaison Officer(s), and additional involvement as opportunities present themselves

Sworn:

  • 20 (Full-Time); 4 (Part-Time)

Population:

  • 8,230

Position Details

Entry-Level Police Officer Hiring Process

Crete Police Department

Crete, Illinois

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Crete, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Crete Police Department.

The Crete Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that endeavors to address specific citizen concerns as well as respond to criminal activity and emergencies. They strive to provide a high quality of police service for their citizens and businesses.

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

www.applytoserve.com

For more information about the Crete Police Department, please contact:

PoliceRecruiting@villageofcrete.org

OR

Visit the village website:

www.villageofcrete.org

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Crete:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.;
  • Must have a valid Driver's License and the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver's License upon hire;  
  • Must be at least 21 years old at the time of application or 20 with successful completion of two years of law enforcement study at an accredited college or university
    • Applicants who are 20 years of age at the time of application shall be eligible to take the initial examination, but will not be eligible for appointment (and shall be passed over) until such time as the Applicant reaches 21 years of age;  
  • Must be UNDER 35 years of age at the time of application, unless certified and employed as a full-time law enforcement officer for a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1. 
    • If an Applicant becomes over age during the application process or while on an active eligibility list, such Applicant shall not be allowed to continue with the application process, shall not be appointed and such Applicant's name shall be deemed immediately stricken from the active eligibility list. 
  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);
  • Must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Test card issued no more than 12 months prior to the submission of the application;
    • P.O.W.E.R. Test Cards issued by NIPSTA, Triton College, or Joliet Junior College will be accepted.
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee.
  • Applications are being accepted on an on-going, rolling basis.  Mandatory on-line written examination will be scheduled approximately 30 days after application submission.

Preference points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Crete for the following:

  • Military  
  • Education

The Village of Crete is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of personnel policies, programs, benefits, practices and operations. All applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other category protected by law.



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