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Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Gurnee Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Gurnee Police Department
100 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone:

  • 847-599-7500, x 7515

Fax:

  • 847-623-0490

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • Competitive Salary Range: $83,744 - $118,760

    Salary may be adjusted based on an officer’s current work experience and qualifications.

    What We Offer:

    • 12 hour shifts
    • Approved GI Bill on-the-job training program
    • Required equipment, uniforms, and bullet proof vest provided by the Department
    • Excellent Benefits:
      • Paid time off: vacation, holiday, personal time
      • Paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs
      • Health / dental / vision / life insurance plans
      • Retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA)
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Uniform allowance
      • Annual voluntary fitness bonus
    • Visible tattoos permitted within department policy parameters (no head, face, neck, hand/finger tattoos)
    • Facial hair - mustaches, sideburns, goatees and beards permitted within department policy parameters
    • No residency or living radius requirement
    • Department commitment and focus on Officer training and mental health/wellness
    • Future promotion opportunities and specialized assignments

Sworn:

  • 65

Population:

  • 30,700

Position Details

Gurnee Police Department

Defend and Serve with Honor and Integrity

Police Officer – Lateral Entry

Apply online at:

www.gurnee.il.us/jobs

The mission of the Gurnee Police Department is to defend the lives, rights, and quality of life of all the residents and visitors we serve with honor and integrity.  The men and women of the department are fully committed to accomplishing this mission by achieving four fundamental objectives:

  • Crime Prevention - to provide a proactive and educational approach to reducing crime.
  • Crime Control - to provide a rapid and professional response to confront crime as it occurs.  
  • Community Involvement - to create an excellent partnership with the community through exceptional communication and transparency.
  • Team Building - to create an excellent work environment so we can recruit and develop an exceptional team.

We are seeking experienced Police Officers for Lateral Entry who value these objectives.  If you value these same objectives, consider applying with the Gurnee Police Department.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing, continuous basis.

Department Breakdown:

Sworn Personnel: 65; Total Staff: 100 members including management, civilian, and 911 Emergency Dispatch staff

Minimum requirements and qualifications:

  • State of Illinois full time Law Enforcement Officer certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) with no more than forty (40) hours of training required for recertification OR
    • Out of State (reciprocity) candidates:  completion of an out-of-state Basic Police Officer Training program which can be transferred and accepted by the ILETSB.
  • Experience – possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as expected of a Gurnee Police Officer who is successfully completing or has completed their probationary period, as determined by the Department.  Must be currently employed as a full time Police Officer and in good standing with the respective law enforcement agency.
  • Must demonstrate ability to pass the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER Test) upon department request prior to hire. 
  • United States citizen or Naturalized citizen.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof. 
  • Valid driver’s license.

There is no guarantee of an interview or further consideration for candidates submitting an application. Inclusion in any lateral entry candidate screening process shall be based upon the relative excellence of the candidate's qualifications above the stated minimum qualifications and the hiring needs of the Department at the time of review.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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