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Lateral Police Officer

City of Highland Park

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Highland Park
Attn: Human Resources
1707 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Continuous

Salary:

  • Starting: $82,713.15 - $114,226.22

    Advanced salary step placement for experienced lateral candidates. 

    Specialty opportunities:

    • Bicycle Team
    • Defensive Tactics Officer
    • Drone Operator
    • Evidence Technician
    • Honor Guard
    • Juvenile Officer
    • Mobile Field Force
    • Peer Support Team
    • Police Beat Coordinator
    • Range Officer
    • School Resource Officer
    • Task Force Member
    • And more

Sworn:

  • 60

Population:

  • 30,000

Position Details

The Highland Park Police Department is dedicated to safeguarding persons/property, promotes community policing and endorses the ILACP & NAACP Ten Shared Principles.

The City is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer (Lateral Entry).

We're looking for the officer who wishes to succeed in a professional and highly regarded police agency and who seeks to build relationships with the community and fellow officers.

Submit the following as attachments to your application:

  • Copy of High School Diploma or equivalent (required even with college transcript)
  • Copy of Valid Driver's License (required)
  • Copy of Birth Record as Proof of Citizenship (required and must be certified)
  • Copy of DD-214 Long Form showing 4 years continuous service OR copy of Official College / University Transcripts (required) 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Age: At the time of the first element of examination, applicants must be at least 21 years of age and less than 65 years of age. Applicants who are 20 years of age who have successfully completed 60 semester credit hours or more (or 90 quarter credits or more) in the study of law enforcement at a college or university accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization may be considered for an entry level position. Any such applicant shall not have power of arrest, nor shall he/she be permitted to carry firearms until he/she reaches 21 years of age.
  • Education: Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent and have successfully completed 60 semester hours credit or more (or 90 quarter credits or more) from a college or university accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization. Having proof of completion of four years of continuous active duty in the United States Armed Forces can supplement the post secondary education credits.
  • Certification or License: Must be a United States citizen at the time of filing an application. Must possess a valid state of Illinois driver's license. The applicant must be certified or have the ability to be qualified to be certified (by full-academy waiver) by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) by either:
    • Award of a certificate attesting to his or her successful completion of the minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act, OR
    • Having previously been certified as a law enforcement officer in another state, the applicant must meet the conditions of reciprocity as regulated by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and must have been employed as a full-time law enforcement officer in good standing.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Proficiencies:

  • Every applicant must be of good moral character and must be physically and psychologically suitable to perform the duties of a police officer.
  • The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners may require the submission of such evidence of character and fitness of applicants as it deems appropriate. The burden of establishing facts relating to character and fitness rests upon the applicant. 

For more information, or to apply, visit: 

https://www.cityhpil.com/careers



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