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- Performs preventative patrols (i.e. via foot, patrol cars, bicycle, and/or motorcycle) and other crime prevention duties in the Village in order to enforce all laws and regulations, provide security, and detect violators.
- Performs traffic law enforcement, and establishes effective working relationships with community stakeholders, federal/state/local authorities, other Village Departments, and Village officials.
- Responds to complaints, accidents, disturbances and/or any requests for police response, assesses situations quickly and objectively, and determines most appropriate response in order to prevent potentially dangerous or violent situations from occurring or continuing.
- Assists fire department on fire and medical calls.
- Investigates any reported crimes by gathering, securing and documenting evidence, interviewing witnesses, recording and submitting pertinent information.
- Conducts surveillance when required.
- Maintains records of activities and prepares reports to provide information to investigators and/or prosecutors or any stakeholder that may require use of that information; submits timely reports for supervisor's review; and testifies in court proceedings to present evidence and to give personal account of incident/crime.
- Conducts arrests of persons violating the law including physically detaining persons according to established guidelines and procedures.
- Responds to emergency situations and begins to administer basic first aid to injured persons as necessary.
- Performs various other tasks to assist other emergency personnel such as crowd control, directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.
Applicants for pre-certified appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:
- Resident of, and legally authorized to work, in the United States
- High school diploma or equivalent high school education
- Must be at least 21 years of age and under the age of 35 years.
- The foregoing age 35 limitation shall not apply in the case of any person having previous employment status as:
- A police officer in a regularly constituted police department of any municipality, regardless of whether the municipality is located in Illinois or in another state, or
- An auxiliary police officer under Section 3.1-30-20 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-20) for at least 5 years and is under 40 years of age, or
- A deputy under Section 3-6008 of the Illinois Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/3-6008) who otherwise meets necessary training requirements, or
- A sworn officer with the Illinois Department of State Police or
- A veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision of this section by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty.
- Valid full-time certification as a Police Officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Out of state certifications shall not be accepted.
- Must be currently employed as a Full-Time Certified Police Officer. Prior Law Enforcement experience must include job duties and responsibilities similar to those of a Glenview Police Officer.
- Substantiation of having passed most recent law enforcement Field Training Program. If a Law Enforcement employer does not have a formal Field Training program, an official letter from the highest ranking member of the department (most commonly the Chief), stating the applicant has met the department's training requirements may be accepted. Additionally, this requirement may be waived by the Board in circumstances where the verified years of service with a law enforcement employer support the completion of the Field Training program.
- Valid Driver's License
- Valid Illinois Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment.
The selection process shall be so fashioned as to test fairly the capacity and fitness of the person examined to discharge the duties of the position of Police Officer. Applicants may be recommended to be removed from the process following any of the examination components. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will select from among the applicants successfully completing all examination components. Applications will remain on file for six (6) months, after this duration of time applications will automatically be removed from the process and applicants must reapply if still interested.
Applicants selected to continue in the selection process will be subjected to the following examination components:
- Background Investigation: Independent investigation of the applicant's moral character, personality, temperament, and other factors which may bear upon the applicant's fitness for the position of Police Officer. Independent investigation of the applicant's work experience and merit in past performance of similar work.
- Polygraph Examination: No applicant shall be disqualified solely on the basis of polygraph chart evaluations.
- Assessment: Tests of practical abilities measuring the applicant's ability to perform the tasks associated with performing the essential job functions of Police Officer.
- Oral Interview with Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
Shift selections are determined on an annual basis by seniority.
Officers assigned to the Patrol Division work 12 hours per day. All other Officers, including Detectives, work 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The Patrol Division consists of two shifts, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Each shift is divided into two squads, which alternate days off. The Patrol Division also has early and late car assignments. All Police Officers will work holidays, nights and weekends as required.
Officers are on probation for 1 year subsequent to their completion of the Field Training Officer Program.
All offers of employment are contingent on a successful psychological evaluation and pre-employment medical physical including drug screening.