Lateral Police Officer

Bedford Park Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Bedford Park Police Department
6701 S. Archer Road
Bedford Park, IL 60501

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open

Salary:

  • Starting: $69,832 - $85,472

    • 1 year to 2 years full-time police experience (Step 2): $69,832
    • 2 years to 3 years full-time police experience (Step 3): $71,927
    • 3 years to 4 years full-time police experience (Step 4): $74,085
    • 4 years to 5 years full-time police experience (Step 5): $76,122
    • 5 years to 6 years full-time police experience (Step 6): $80,935
    • 6 years or more full-time police experience (Step 7): $85,742

    Top salary per collective bargaining agreement which expires in 2024: $113,589

    Benefits:

    • Paid time off – vacation, holiday, personal time
    • Paid sick leave
    • Health insurance Blue Cross HMO or PPO
    • IMRF SLEP Tier 2 pension
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Uniform and equipment provided

    12 hour shifts

    No residency or living radius requirement

Sworn:

  • 41

Population:

  • 600

Position Details

There are immediate openings!

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications for Lateral Transfer:

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

  • Must have been employed currently, or in the past (2) years as a police officer.
  • Must have served for at least one (1) year as a full-time, non-probationary, sworn law enforcement officer by a Federal, State, County or local law enforcement agency (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement).
  • Must have successfully completed the Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Academy and possess current certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement).
  • Applicants must be at least 23 years old and must not have reached their 40th birthday by the application filing deadline.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Education – Must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college work from an accredited college or university.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements.
  • Must be able to demonstrate physical agility and muscular coordination to perform the duties of the job of police officer.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to pass the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER Test) upon request prior to hire.
  • Must possess a minimum visual acuity of 20/40 in each eye uncorrected and corrected to 20/20. Must have normal color vision, depth perception, and be free of any night vision deficiencies.
  • Must exhibit good moral character and have not been convicted of any felony. Persons with a record of misdemeanor convictions may be disqualified from taking examinations as set forth in 65 ILCS 5/ Article 10-1-7(c). Certain misdemeanor convictions may disqualify candidates for a position on the Police Department. This can be viewed at www.ilga.gov.
  • Must have the ability to obtain a valid FOID card and be able to safely and accurately discharge a firearm.
  • Must pass a polygraph examination, a thorough background investigation, a medical examination, a psychological assessment, and a drug screening.

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

  • A resume
  • Professional licenses
  • Training certificates
  • Documents confirming work experience
  • Birth certificate
  • Transcripts of higher learning
  • Naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214/Copy 4)
  • Any other employment related material as requested or required 

You shall not be considered for the position unless you meet these requirements.

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to:

Village of Bedford Park Police Department

6701 S. Archer Road

Bedford Park, IL 60501

708-458-3388

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 application material
  • Interview
  • Background investigation
  • Post-offer examinations, including but not limited to:
    • psychological assessment
    • polygraph
    • medical examination
    • drug screening 

Lateral Eligible Police Officer Candidate Pool:

  • Applications are retained for 1 year. After 1 year applicants may reapply.
  • The Chief of Police's selection for recommendation to the Village Board for conditional hire from the lateral transfer candidate pool shall be based upon the relative excellence of the applicants, as determined by the Chief of Police.
  • In the event that the selection process identifies applicants who have certain knowledge, skills and abilities that make those applicants more desirable for the position sought to be filled, the Chief of Police may choose to recommend to the Village Board that those applicants are offered conditional hiring. 

Download the Employment Application at:

https://www.bedfordparkpd.com/employment.html

OR

Pick one up at:

Bedford Park Police Station

6701 S. Archer Road

Bedford Park, IL 60501

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

  • Photocopy of certificate issued by the State of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board verifying completion of the Law Enforcement Basic Training Course.
  • Photocopy of Driver's License.
  • Certified transcript of grades from any accredited college or university indicating that the applicant has satisfactorily completed at least sixty (60) credit hours of college work.
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate (Passport may be required if foreign born). 

The Village of Bedford Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.



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