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Entry-Level Police Officer

Village of Lake Villa

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Lake Villa

Lake Villa, IL 60046

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/09/23

Salary:

  • Starting: $64,979.88 (current contract top out in 7 years $101,959.18)

    *Current contract expires 2026

    Benefits Information:

    The Village of Lake Villa has a competitive benefit package that includes:

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance
    • Dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Retirement plan through the Police Pension Fund and optional Deferred Compensation Plan
    • 40 hours of personal leave given on the date of the appointment
    • Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave
    • $750 annual uniform allowance
    • Officers work 12-hour shifts with every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off
    • 84-hour pay period with various options for the additional 4 hours earned
    • Unlimited accumulation of compensatory time up to 156 hours
    • Issued equipment to include uniforms, vest, duty belt, and duty firearm (or option to carry a personally owned firearm within policy guidelines)
    • Annual voluntary employee fitness bonus
    • Visible tattoos and facial hair permitted within department policy guidelines

Sworn:

  • 24

Population:

  • 8,700

Position Details

The Board of Police Commissioners for the Village of Lake Villa is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.

All testing and documents must be submitted no later than October 9, 2023.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE TEST:

Visit National Testing Network:

https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/

  • Select Find Jobs
  • Select Law Enforcement Jobs from the drop-down menu
  • Filter the results by State (Illinois), and select Lake Villa Police Department

OR

Go directly to the list of Illinois law enforcement and select Lake Villa

Testing is being conducted for immediate new hire police officer positions and to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs.

Hiring Process: 

  • Completion of Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and submit required documents by Oct 9, 2023
  • Completion of Frontline National Exam and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) through National Testing Network. Candidates may take the test virtually or in person at an NTN testing center. 
  • Completion of Online Interview through NTN
  • Obtain a Physical Agility Test Card (POWER Test) through NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College, Triton College, or another ILETSB-certified physical testing facility no more than nine months prior to the date of the written exam.
  • Background Investigation/staff interview
  • Oral Interview with the Police Commission

Post-offer examinations/screenings include but are not limited to:

  • Psychological evaluation
  • Polygraph examination
  • Medical exam
  • Drug screening 

Department Contact:

James DeCaro

Lieutenant, Lake Villa Police Department

jdecaro@lake-villa.org

Our department has many opportunities and specialties available within our agency, which are listed below:

  • Field Training Officer
  • Accident Investigator
  • Lake County Major Crimes Task Force
  • Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT)
  • Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG)
  • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) (EST) Team
  • Evidence Technician
  • Investigations
  • Traffic unit and grant assignments
  • Community Policing and Neighborhood Policing Program
  • School Resource Officer (Lakes Comm. H.S.)
  • Juvenile officer
  • Breath Alcohol Operator (BAO)
  • Drone Pilot Program
  • Use of Force Instructor
  • Firearm Instructor

Job Requirements:

  • Age: Applicants shall be under 35 years of age at the time of application, and at such time as the Final Eligibility Register is posted, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in §5/10-2.1-6 of the BFPC Act. Applicants, at such time as they file their application with this Board, must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Citizenship Required: Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States and/or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States
  • High School Grad/GED: Must have High School Diploma, or GED Certificate
  • Valid ILLINOIS Driver's License: Applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • College: Preference Points can be added if proper documentation is submitted
  • Academy Certification: Must successfully complete academy training assigned after hired
  • Residence: There are no residency requirements declared by the Village of Lake Villa.
  • Physical Agility Testing: Obtain a Physical Agility Test Card (POWER Test) through NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College, Triton College, or another ILETSB-certified physical testing facility no more than nine months prior to the date of the written exam.
  • Additional Requirements: Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, as specified in §5/10-2.10-6 of the Board of Police Commissioners Act.

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of Lake Villa, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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