Lateral Police Officer

Village of Buffalo Grove

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Buffalo Grove
50 Raupp Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Website:


Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/15/24

Salary:

  • $83,189 - $116,197

    *Starting salary is commensurate to candidate experience as a full-time police officer within the State of Illinois.

    Starting salary up to $116,197 with 7 years of law enforcement experience.

    Current Salary Subject to MAP Contract Negotiations 

    Future growth, advancement potential, salary, and benefits are excellent.

Sworn:

  • 62

Population:

  • 43,212

Position Details

Immediate openings available.

VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE

LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Buffalo Grove Police Department, a progressive northwest suburban Chicago department, is looking for the best candidates available.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department accepts for employment and promotes its employees without regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status, order of protection status, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability to perform the essential job functions or any other status or class protected by federal, state, or local law. 

The Buffalo Grove Police Department bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit, experience, education and other qualifications applied to all applicants and in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity and as required by any other applicable federal, state, or local law. The Buffalo Grove Police Department complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify the Village of Buffalo Grove Human Resources Director in advance.

*Applications and required documents must be submitted electronically here:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/buffalogrove/

* Before applying, please read the Application Packet.

The following documents and certificates are required to be submitted at the time of application: 

  • Resume
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • State of Illinois Law Enforcement Officer Certification
  • Military Service Records - DD Form (if applicable)
  • Certified copy of transcript for:
    • Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement; or
    • Certified copy of Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited College or University (if applicable) 

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must be an Illinois Certified Police Officer and meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application to be considered for the position:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)
  • United States citizen
  • Individuals must be at least 21 years old
  • Education: High School education or equivalent thereof
  • Experience: At least one (1) year of experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer with an Illinois law enforcement agency, within the last two (2) years
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Valid FOID card
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements
  • 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. 

Selection Process:

Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.

  • Pre-screening application review by the Police Department Command Staff
  • Interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and Police Department Command Staff
  • Character and background investigation and credit check
  • Polygraph examination
  • Post-offer examinations including but are not limited to: psychological evaluation; medical examination; vision testing; and drug screening.
  • All appointments are subject to an eighteen month probationary period. 

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

General Order A-06 (Appendix A)

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 a Buffalo Grove Police Officer.

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to:

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

Village of Buffalo Grove

50 Raupp Boulevard

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

bfpc@vbg.org

Lateral Entry Eligibility List:

An initial lateral entry eligibility list will be created from qualified applicants that submit the required application materials by the application deadline. The list will be active indefinitely and will not expire unless there are no eligible candidates remaining. Applicants will be rank ordered on the list. Additions will be made to the list as new applications are received and candidates interviewed. New eligible candidates will be placed in rank order dependent on their score. Placement on any lateral entry eligibility list shall be based upon the relative excellence of the applicants and a minimum passing oral interview score. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will automatically add preference points to a lateral entry candidate's score prior to placement on the eligibility list as required by law. In the event pre-screening identifies applicants who have certain knowledge, skills and abilities that make those applicants more desirable for the position sought to be filled, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and Police Department Command Staff may interview those applicants only for consideration.

State of Illinois Law Enforcement Officer Certification is Required.

All information contained in or connected with the application will be considered personal and confidential to the extent possible or permitted by law and used only in conjunction with your possible employment by the Buffalo Grove Police Department. Please furnish complete information as outlined in the application. Read every question carefully and answer each question accurately. An applicant may be disqualified from further processing if he/she intentionally makes a false statement of a material fact, practices or attempts to practice any deception or fraud in his/her applications, or examination of appointment. Any false statements on this application will be considered sufficient cause for dismissal. Any misrepresentation on this application whether actual or by omission may disqualify you for consideration of employment by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.

BUFFALO GROVE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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