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Lateral Police Officer

Elk Grove Village


Contact Information


Elk Grove Village
901 Wellington Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


  • 847-357-4023

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA


  • FY 2023 Pay:

    • Step 2 - $85,073 per year/minimum of 3% COLA each May
    • Step 3 - $90,207 per year/minimum of increase 3% COLA each May 


    • 12-hour patrol shift (0600-1800 and 1800-0600)
    • Article 3 Pension Retirement plan
    • Health, Dental, and Life insurance
    • Yearly Firearms Bonus ($2,000 in 2022) increases $125 every May 
    • Longevity Pay
    • Flexible Spending Account (Medical/Dependent) 
    • Generous sick leave benefits and Retirement Health Savings
    • Map #141 Collective Bargaining membership
     24-36  STEP 2  40 HOURS  $10,000.00  40 hours  DOH  18 months
     37+  STEP 3  40 HOURS  $10,000.00  40 hours  DOH  18 months


  • 90


  • 32,000

Position Details

Elk Grove Village, IL has a population of 32,000 with a median household income of $85,240. Elk Grove Village, located in both Cook and DuPage counties, has two distinct but still united communities: residential and business.  The residential community is known for world-class schools and is home to AMITA Health and Alexian Brothers Medical Center (ABMC) hospital. The business park located adjacent to O’Hare International Airport contains 3,800 businesses, which provide nearly 80% of the Village's tax revenue. Having a viable business park provides officers with best-in-class training and equipment. Elk Grove Village is able to enjoy one of the lowest property tax rates in the Northwest suburbs.

Elk Grove Village Lateral Police Officer Requirements:

If you possess a high level of integrity, treat others with respect, have excellent communication skills, and are in good physical condition, you may be a perfect fit for this rewarding career. If hired, all on-the-job training and equipment will be provided at no cost.

In addition, a competitive benefits package is available to new employees, which includes health and dental insurance options, as well as paid vacation and sick leave. Salary is flexible for lateral officers depending on experience.

The Elk Grove Village Police Department strives for diversity and is an equal-opportunity employer.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

Applicants must be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application to be considered for the position:

(Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)

  • U.S. citizenship and/or legal permanent resident of the United States and must speak English;
  • Must be at least 21 years old;
  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and have been with their respective law enforcement agency within the State for at least two years.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Completed 60 semester college credit hours from an accredited college or university -OR- must have served 24 months of active duty or 180 days of combat duty as designated by the Department of Defense in the United States Armed Forces and have not been discharged under circumstances other than honorable. No felony convictions and must be of good moral character; (Note: A misdemeanor or felony conviction does not constitute an automatic bar from employment. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstance, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered in assessing qualifications for employment. Applicants may be requested to provide additional information regarding criminal convictions to assist the Village in evaluating qualifications for employment in the position sought). The applicant understands that the Village is not requesting, nor should the applicant disclose expunged juvenile records of adjudication or arrest;
  • Possess a valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Possess 20/40 corrected vision;
  • May not have any face, neck, or hand tattoos that cannot be covered.
  • Successfully pass a written examination, background investigation, oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission, polygraph, medical evaluation (to include drug and alcohol screening), and psychological evaluation;
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements and perform the essential job functions;
  • Ability to furnish, upon request, a copy of the following: professional licenses; training certificates; documents confirming work experience; employee evaluations; and any other employment-related material as requested or required.

Officers have lateral and promotional opportunities in Field and Support Services Divisions within the areas of:

  • Crash reconstructionist
  • Canine team
  • Investigations
  • Technology
  • Forensics
  • Community relations
  • Youth investigations
  • SWAT
  • Field Force operations
  • Assignments to undercover taskforce positions 

Regardless of the assignment, you will work in an environment that fosters leadership, teamwork, and service to the community. You will have the freedom to shape your career and the camaraderie of being part of an excellent team of law enforcement professionals. Elk Grove Village is a department that prides itself on professionalism, community-oriented policing, technology, and intelligence-led crime reduction efforts. You will have access to continuous opportunities for training and advancement throughout your career.

The work schedule is established by a union contract. Patrol shifts are chosen annually by seniority.

Notice to Applicants:

All candidates for the position of police officer must complete a polygraph examination prior to appointment.  Truth-detecting devices shall not be the single determinant of employment status. The polygraph examination contains questions about your background, including criminal activities such as theft and substance abuse, prior work experience, and falsification of information related to your application for employment as an Elk Grove Village police officer.

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to:

Elk Grove Village Police Department


Aleicia Pratt, Human Resources Senior Management Analyst



Lateral Entry Eligibility List:

Lateral hire applicants who have met all hiring prerequisites and successfully completed the required portions of the process will be placed upon the final eligibility register for lateral entry in order of their relative excellence, based upon their scores.  Additions will be made to the list as new applications are received, and candidates are interviewed. New eligible candidates will be placed in rank order, dependent on their scores. An individual who has been on the final register of eligibles for lateral entry for more than two (2) years and has not been certified for hire shall be removed from the list.

Required Documents and Application Checklist:

The following is a checklist for your use to ensure you complete the application as required.  Attach all required certificates and other documentation.

  • Completed application for employment
  • Copy of Illinois driver’s license
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of certificate completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705/1et seq.)
  • Signed Waivers for background investigation/ authorization forms
  • Copy of FOID card
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Copy of college associate degree or 60 semester hours
  • Copy of DD-214, if applicable
  • A signed 3-year employment agreement

Applicants submitting incorrect or insufficient proof or incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified from employment consideration. Applications will not be rejected because of minor omissions or deficiencies that can be corrected prior to the screening or interview process.

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

Completed applications and required documentation listed above may be submitted online through an e-mail link.

Completed applications and required documentation may also be mailed, emailed or dropped off at:

Elk Grove Village Police Department

901 Wellington Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Attention: Aleicia Pratt

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