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Lateral Police Officer

La Grange Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

La Grange Police Department
304 W. Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Phone:

  • 708-579-2333 ext 350

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/11/24
  • @ 11:59 PM

Salary:

  • Starting:

    • Qualified applicants with at least 2 years of experience but less than 3 years of experience: $84,492 (as of May 1, 2023)
    • Qualified applicants with 3 years plus of experience: $89,642- $95,108 (as of May 1, 2023)

Sworn:

  • 28

Population:

  • 16,321

Position Details

The La Grange Police Department is seeking a diverse pool of applicants for the position of Lateral Police Officer.

Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds. We believe every member of our police department must feel respected, be treated fairly and be provide the opportunity to excel.

La Grange (pop. 16,321) is a vibrant community offering walkable and charming neighborhoods surrounding a bustling downtown that features dozens of diverse restaurants, numerous independent shops, and national retail tenants. Located at the crossroads of La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue, and the Metra BNSF line, over 50,000 vehicles, commuters, and pedestrians stream through downtown La Grange every day.

The La Grange Police Department provides excellent service to the community and values continual improvement. The Police Department is a valued facet of the community. The department's high visibility provides an opportunity to preserve and promote community safety through quality service to residents, business owners, and visitors. The department is comprised of 35 full-time employees, including 28 sworn officers and 5 civilian employees (2 parking enforcement officers, 2 records specialists and a Support Services Manager), as well as 2 part-time officers. There is a Deputy Chief, 6 Sergeants and 20 patrol officers in addition to the Police Chief.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application and hire:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB)
    • Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer; corrections officer certification; and/or military law enforcement training DO NOT meet this requirement.
  • United States citizen, naturalized citizen, or a candidate who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Individuals must be 21 and under 35 years of age by time of application, unless exempt by state statute
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university by time of appointment. The requirement shall be waived if one or more of the following applies: The applicant has served for 24 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable; or the applicant has served for 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable.
  • Experience – at least 2 years continuous experience as a current full-time sworn officer in good standing
  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid FOID card
  • No felony convictions
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Must have at least 20/100 binocular vision without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses, and shall not be color blind
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position, including providing copies of any requested employment-related materials or other documents to confirm or verify information, and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements. The Village of La Grange reserves the right to re-verify candidate qualifications at any time during the screening and hiring process.
  • The Village of La Grange requires all employees to enter into an expense reimbursement agreement upon hire.

To apply for this position, please visit the La Grange Employment Opportunities webpage:

www.lagrangeil.gov/Jobs

Application Submission Deadline:

11:59 PM on Sunday, February 11, 2024

Applications can be dropped off and directed to the attention of the Chief of Police Timothy Griffin at:

La Grange Police Department

304 W. Burlington Avenue

La Grange, IL 60525

OR

Emailed to:

tgriffin@lagrangeil.gov

Questions should be directed to the Chief of Police Timothy Griffin at:

708-579-2333 extension 350

OR

tgriffin@lagrangeil.gov



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