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Police Officer - Lateral Accelerated Entry

Niles Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Niles Police Department
7000 W. Touhy Avenue
Niles, IL 60714

Phone:

  • 847-588-6500

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • Starting salary for qualified Lateral Officers: $98,475.82

    This is a union position represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police, Chapter #357 and is non-exempt under FLSA.

    Benefits:

    • Work for a supportive police department that encourages proactive policing
    • Work for a police department that enjoys support from the community
    • 12-hour shift schedule, every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off, plus up to 9 additional “Kelly Days” off
    • 10 hours of time off added to the compensatory bank for working on Village recognized holidays
    • Officers assigned to patrol can accrue 132 hours of compensatory time
    • Specialty assignments including Detective, Special Operations Investigator, Canine Handler, FTO, Evidence Technician, Police Mountain Bike Officer, Traffic Officer, Honor Guard, School Resource Officer, Firearms Instructor, and many more
    • Most specialty assignments include a pay stipend between $300 and $400 annually
    • Firearm and body armor provided by the Niles Police Department
    • Boot allowance
    • Officers are assigned their own squad car and do not share cars with other officers
    • Health and Dental Insurance
      • Employees contribute 15% of the premium
    • Optional medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    • Vision Insurance with VSP
    • Pet Insurance
    • Participation in the Police Pension
    • Optional participation in pre- and post-tax 457b plans
    • Village provided life insurance in the amount of $50,000
    • Vacation, personal, sick, and other paid time off in accordance with Village policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement
    • After six months of employment, eligibility for Tuition Reimbursement up to $3,050 annually
    • Free Membership at Niles Fitness Center for employee and dependents
    • Fully equipped workout facility on site
    • Indoor shooting range
    • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
    • Wellness Incentive Program

Population:

  • 30,000

Position Details

Village of Niles

Lateral Accelerated Entry for Police Officer

The Village of Niles, Illinois (population 30,000) is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Lateral Entry Police Officer.

JOB SUMMARY:

Police Officers conduct preventive patrol and general policing functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of lives and property within the Village. Officers provide initial response to emergency and non-emergency service requests, investigate complaints, document investigation findings, enforce laws and ordinances, complete reports, and provide a wide range of public service activities. Officers may also be assigned special projects on an on-going or short-term basis, and are required to draw upon extensive training and procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing their response and conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular situation. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Police Officers are assigned to a specific shift and report directly to their assigned Sergeant and Commander.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Applicants for lateral entry appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Currently a certified Law Enforcement Officer through the Illinois Law Enforcement Standard Training Board; Out-of-state officers must provide documentation they have fulfilled the requirements of this Board
  • Have completed the probationary period with their current department or former department
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Illinois driver's license
  • No Felony convictions or convictions for certain misdemeanor violations
  • Not currently the subject of an active internal investigation from current or former police department
* Niles Fire and Police Commission unanimously passed the above requirements on October 17, 2023

TO APPLY:

https://vniles.com/DocumentCenter/View/14038/Lateral-Transfer-Application-and-Fact-Sheet

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.



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