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Police Officer - Entry Level

Willowbrook Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Willowbrook Police Department
7760 Quincy Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527

Phone:

  • 630-920-2438

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/03/23
  • @ 5:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $78,307

    Competitive pay with current top salary of $112,927 plus longevity as of 5/1/23 and $120,678 top salary as of 5/1/25.

    Benefit Information:

    • Low-cost HMO/PPO medical, dental, & vision insurance with buy back option
    • 12 paid holidays annually
    • Paid vacations & sick leave
    • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,000/year
    • All initial issue equipment/uniforms provided upon hire at NO COST
    • Annual uniform allowance of $1,300

    A copy of the most current collective bargaining agreement can be located at the link below:

    https://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/2731/CBA-20222026-Signed?bidId=

Sworn:

  • 27

Population:

  • 8,540

Position Details

Candidate Contact Person:

Ben Kadolph

Deputy Chief

(630) 920-2438

bkadolph@willowbrook.il.us

Department Overview:

The Village of Willowbrook Police Department was the 201st police agency to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. and is considered an excellent, high service, community-oriented law enforcement agency.

City/County/Area Information:

The Village is a diverse, highly service-oriented community located 15 miles west of downtown Chicago.

Population:

Willowbrook has a population of 8,540 residents, however, the daytime population is estimated at approximately 30,000.

Job Requirements:

  • Age: 21 years of age to under 35 years of age at time of application and at such time as the initial eligibility list is posted (unless otherwise exempt by statute);
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • High School Grad/GED: Yes
  • Valid State Driver’s License: Yes
  • Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
  • Vision: Eyesight correctable to 20/20 in each eye, normal depth perception and no color blindness that would prevent an individual from performing the essential functions of the job
  • College One of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university OR An Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement from an accredited college/university OR
      • The College requirement may be waived if one or more of the following applies:
        • the applicant has served for 24 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable or
        • the applicant has served for 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable
  • Academy Certification: Must successfully complete academy training assigned after employment
  • Prior Experience: Not required
  • Additional Requirements: Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test card issued by a licensed agency issued within six (6) months prior to the written examination.
    • POWER Cards accepted from these licensed agencies: NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College, Triton College
  • No felony convictions involving moral turpitude, as specified in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-

Hiring Process:

Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.

  • Completion of Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and submit required documents no later than 5:00 p.m. July 3rd, 2023.
  • Completion of FrontLine National Exam and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) through National Testing Network (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com) by 5:00 p.m., July 10th, 2023. Candidates may take the test virtually or in-person at an NTN testing center. For assistance with virtual examinations, click here for more details. For other problems or questions, email NTN Customer Support: support@nationaltestingnetwork.com
  • Establish an initial eligibility list based on score of initial tests
  • Oral Interview with Board of Police Commissioners – eligible applicants will be contacted with specific date / time information.
  • Staff Interview / Comprehensive
  • Background Investigation to include polygraph examination
  • Post-offer examinations / screenings include but are not limited to: psychological evaluation; medical / vision examinations; and drug screen. 

DISQUALIFICATION:

The Board may refuse to examine an applicant or, after examination, to certify him as eligible:

  • Who is found lacking in any of the established preliminary requirements for the service for which he applies.
  • Who is physically unable to perform the duties of the position to which he seeks appointment.
  • Who is addicted to the use of drugs or intoxicating beverages or is found to have taken or used drugs or narcotics illegally.
  • Who has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, as specified in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.10-6 of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  • Who has been dismissed from any public service for good cause.
  • Who has attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his application.
  • Who may be found disqualified in personal qualifications or health.
  • Whose character and employment references are unsatisfactory.
  • Who does not possess a high school education or its equivalent.
  • Who has applied for a position as a police officer and is or has been classified by his Local Selective Service Draft Board as a conscientious objector.
  • Who does not possess an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement or a Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study. 

Any applicant, or eligible, deemed disqualified hereunder, shall be notified by the Board.

Preference Points:

Candidates on the Initial Eligibility List shall be eligible for only military preference points pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8 and 65 ILCS 5/10- 2.1-9(a), as those statutory Sections may be amended from time to time. The total number of military preference points for each eligible candidate on the Initial Eligibility List will be five (5). No other preference points described in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8 and 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-9(a) will be offered to candidates.

Candidates who are eligible for any preference points shall make a claim in writing to the Board or its testing agent within ten (10) calendar days after the date the Initial Eligibility List is finalized and posted or such claim shall be deemed waived.

It shall be the responsibility of the candidate to provide evidence of eligibility for the preference points described in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8, as that statutory Section may be amended from time to time.

For qualifying military service, acceptable evidence shall be an official Department of Defense document such as a DD 214 Copy #4, DD 214 Copy #1 and proof of honorable service from the Department of Defense such as a DD 256 A/N/AF or other official Department of Defense documentation as deemed acceptable by the Board.



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