Current salary, which is currently being negotiated due to pending contract expiration on December 31, 2023:
Opportunities for advancement and specialty unit assignments, IE DARE, K9, Gang Unit, Truck Enforcement, Drone Pilot, etc.
Village of Rockdale
79 Moen Avenue, Door 3
Monday to Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
***THIS IS A LATERAL TRANSFER – CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER APPLICATION ONLY – YOU MUST BE A CERTIFIED PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME OFFICER TO APPLY***
This is a listing for the position of a full-time police officer.
Applicants if hired should expect to work for a small community, where you can see the difference you make. Officers should expect to work for a community and department that supports its police officers.
Officer(s) hired should expect to have the opportunity to participate in training courses from Tri-River Police Training region, Northeast Multi-Regional Training Incorporated, and multiple outside training opportunities as the Rockdale Police Department has embedded its foundation in the skills and opportunities found in training.
Candidates must have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills, common sense, and have the ability to problem-solve.
Applicants who are hired should be expected to conduct preventative patrol and general policing functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of lives and property within the Village. Officers provide an initial response to emergency and non-emergency service requests, investigate complaints, document investigative findings, enforce laws and ordinances, complete reports, and provide a wide range of public service activities. The officers will also perform other related duties, as assigned. Officers currently work 8-hour shifts.
Must be certified either part-time or full time from an Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Academy and possess certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or be qualified to take the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board “Out of State Reciprocity” requirements, to include Mandatory Firearms Training, Law for Illinois Police, and Equivalency Exam.
There is no application deadline. Applications will be reviewed every 30 days, starting on March 31, 2023, until all positions are fulfilled. A list will be generated with the remaining applicants for potential future hiring.
If selected, newly appointed officers must successfully pass a field training program that will vary in time but could last up to 12 weeks. Officers are placed on probation for 18 months but may be released early if they excel in the position hired for. Officers certified part-time will be sent to the 80 hour transition course and certified as full-time.
All information contained in or connected with the application will be considered personal and confidential to the extent possible or permitted by law and only used in conjunction with your possible employment by the Rockdale Police Department.
PLEASE read every question carefully and answer each question accurately. An applicant will be disqualified from further consideration if he/she makes intentional false statements of a material fact, practices, or attempts to proactive any deception or fraud in his/her applications, or examination of appointment. Any false statements on the application will deem the applicant ineligible for hire or sufficient cause for dismissal. Any misrepresentation on this application whether actual or by omission may disqualify you for consideration for employment with the Rockdale Police Department.
Please note this department is seeking not only candidates who possess the above-mentioned requirements but also those who find themselves ingrained with the values, ethics, and morals of what makes a truly professional police officer.
The Village of Rockdale bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit, experience, education, and other qualifications applied to all applicants and per the principles of equal employment opportunity and as required by any other applicable federal, state, or local law. The Village of Rockdale complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and persons needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify the Village of Rockdale in advance. The Village of Rockdale is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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