Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Lansing Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Lansing Police Department
2710 E. 170th Street
Lansing, IL 60438

Phone:

  • 708-895-7127

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

    • Full-Time Lateral entry officers may qualify for starting pay increases:
      • Officers who have completed two or more years of prior service, as an officer, will start at Step 3 of the CBA’s salary schedule (currently at $75,481 plus $3,193 holiday pay, totaling $78,674). 
      • Officers who have completed one year of prior service, as an officer, will start at Step 2 of the CBA’s salary schedule (currently at $71,354 plus $3,019 holiday pay, totaling $74,373).
    • Lansing Patrol Officer pay range: $66,244, with a top pay of $99,269 (including holiday pay)
    • Pension Examples for a patrol officer that retired in 2022 (using current $99,269 salary):
      • 20 years of service: $49,634 annually with a 3% cola every year thereafter 
      • 25 years of service: $62,043 annually with a 3% cola every year thereafter
      • 30 years of service: $74,451 annually with a 3% cola every year thereafter
    • In addition, the Village provides excellent fringe benefits including:
      • Pension plan
      • Other retirement savings options
      • Health, dental, and life insurance
      • Vacation time, Personal days and paid holidays
      • The Village also provides officers with an initial hire uniform allowance of $775.00 and a $775.00 yearly uniform allowance.
      • Bullet Proof Vest and on-duty weapon provided to officers
      • Education Reimbursement

Sworn:

  • 62

Population:

  • 29,076

Position Details

Lateral Police Officer applications are being accepted from both full-time and part-time ILETSB trained officers and currently employed out of state trained full-time officers, including Indiana.

The Village of Lansing has NO residency requirement, including out of state residency.

The Lansing Police Department is accepting applications for the Lateral Entry Police Officer.

Current Police Officer Work Schedule:

12-hour schedule - 2 days on/2 days off, 3 days on/2 days off, 2 days on/3 days off – Repeat.

Every other weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is a scheduled three days off.

Specialty Assignments:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Breathalyzer Operator
  • Truck Enforcement Officer
  • Range Officer
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Tactical Officers
  • Detectives
  • School Resource Officers
  • Field Training Officer
  • Juvenile Officer
  • Traffic Officer
  • DEA Officer
  • K-9 Officers
  • Emergency Response Team (ERT)
  • Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team (SMART)
  • South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (SSMCTF)
  • ILEAS Mobile Field Force (MFF)
  • South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT) Operator and Hostage Negotiator
  • Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Applicants for lateral appointment to the Police Department shall fall into one of the following two categories:
    • Applicants who possess a full-time Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (“ILETSB”) police officer certification and have previously been a full-time sworn officer of a regular police department in any municipal, county, university, or State law enforcement agency in the State of Illinois.  
    • Applicants who possess a police officer certification from another state, are currently employed as a full-time sworn officer of a regular police department in a municipal, county, university, or state law enforcement agency, and have completed a six (6) month probationary period at their current police department.  Applicants shall submit evidence of such, and meet all ILETSB standards and requirements to be eligible for the waiver of full-time academy training.
  • No residency requirements.  
  • U.S. Citizen with a valid Driver’s license.
  • Currently in good standing in the police department in which the person serves.

Applications:

Application packets are available at:

www.villageoflansing.org

  • Fill out and save the on-line application.  
  • Submittal of a resume is also required. On your resume, please list any significant training; to include what police academy you attended (name, city and state).   
  • Submit the completed application and the resume as PDF attachments and send electronically to lpdlaterals@villageoflansing.org.

Applicants who successfully meet the qualifications for lateral entry will be considered for oral interviews. Applicants who successfully complete the oral interview, and who are offered a conditional offer of employment, will be required to undergo a background investigation, polygraph, psychological examination, physical examination, and drug test.  Any hired applicants will be subject to all relevant Lansing Police Department policies and procedures, as well as any applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Questions:

Questions concerning this application process can be addressed to:

Sharon Novak

708-895-7127

snovak@villageoflansing.org



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