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Lateral & Entry-Level Police Officer

Village of Lincolnshire

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Lincolnshire
One Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone:

  • 847-913-2350

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/09/24
  • @ 12:00 PM

Salary:

  • $80,478 - $120,005

    Entry Level Starting Salary: $80,478

    Lateral Starting Salary: Up to $94,405 (based upon qualifications, may begin at Step 3 in the Salary Schedule)

    Officers are represented by the Fraternal Order of Police

    Shift: 12-hour patrol shifts with every other weekend off

    Employee benefits:

    • Officer wellness program with pay and time off incentives
    • Paid time off to include 104 hours of personal and holiday time plus 80 hours of vacation time after first year; compensatory time options
    • 96 hours of annual sick leave with an accrual bank of up to 1,500 hours
    • Career development and task force opportunities 
    • Sick leave buy-back at retirement
    • Uniform and equipment provided plus an annual $500 uniform allowance
    • Retirement savings options
    • Membership into the Lincolnshire Police pension fund
    • Medical, dental, and life insurance
    • Post-employment health care plan

Sworn:

  • 25

Population:

  • 7,900

Position Details

Two Open Positions

The Village of Lincolnshire is accepting applications for both Lateral Police Officers and Entry-Level Police Officers.

Application Packets:

https://www.lincolnshireil.gov/sitemedia/documents/quick_links/employment/2023_PD_Application_Packet - fall.pdf

In addition, applications packets may be picked up during business hours at:

Police Department

The Department will always accept applications but to be considered for the first round interview, completed applications must be received by February 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM.

LATERAL CANDIDATES:

Lateral candidates must complete the submit the following information:

  • Resume with cover letter.
  • Waiver and Release of Liability (located on page 6 of the application packet)
  • Three professional references with contact information
  • Copy of your police officer state certification

ENTRY-LEVEL CANDIDATES:

The Lincolnshire Police Department requires a written exam for the position of entry-level police officer through the National Testing Network (NTN).  For more information, please visit www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.  In conjunction with completing the test with the National Testing Network, all entry-level candidates must complete the Personal History Questionnaire through NTN and submit the following information:

  • Resume with cover letter.
  • Waiver and Release of Liability (located on page 6 of the application packet)
  • Copy of your high school and/or college transcripts
  • Copy of valid P.O.W.E.R. test card within the last year

Selected candidates will be scheduled to attend the police academy at the Macon County Law Enforcement Center in Decatur, Illinois starting on Sunday, May 5, 2023. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Complete the application packet and requirements.
  • U.S. citizenship or a legal resident at the time of entry to the Police Academy
  • Must embrace diverse people, thinking, and styles.
  • No misdemeanor or felony convictions
  • At the time of employment, applicant must be legally eligible to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Illinois
  • Minimum of 21 years of age at time of application; be UNDER 35 years of age at the time of application and at such time as the initial eligibility list is posted, unless otherwise exempt by Statute.
  • No residency requirement
  • All employees are expected to present a professional appearance and must be of good moral character.
  • Vaccination cards are NOT required.

CANDIDATE PROCESS:

  • Initial process:
    • Selected candidates will be contacted for a first interview date.
    • Candidates successful in the first interview will be asked to complete a ride along with an officer involved in the Department’s recruitment committee. 
    • Candidates may be scheduled for additional interviews with Command Staff personnel.
  • Background investigation:
    • Applicants will undergo an extensive background investigation to include a polygraph examination and an interview with detectives.  Conditional job offers are dependent on successful completion of both psychological and medical testing.
  • Police academy:
    • The police department has two spots reserved for each Basic Law Enforcement session at the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center. 
The Village of Lincolnshire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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