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

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Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • Starting: $78,748.80 - $116,197.12

    The Village of Buffalo Grove provides a full benefits package to full-time employees including:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • Pension
    • Holidays
    • Vacation
    • Sick leave
    • Additional voluntary retirement savings opportunities

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

Sworn:

  • 62

Population:

  • 43,212

Position Details

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

The Village of Buffalo Grove is located thirty-three miles northwest of downtown Chicago and twenty miles north of O'Hare International Airport. Neighboring communities include Arlington Heights, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, and Wheeling. Since its incorporation in 1958, Buffalo Grove has grown and developed into a tightly knit, award-winning community. The Village's current population is 43,212. Buffalo Grove has been recognized as one of the safest communities in the United States, the most family-friendly community in Illinois, one of the best Chicago suburbs for young professionals and one of the Best Places to Live.

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Examples of Duties/Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Patrols a designated area of the Village; checks doors and windows and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to detect any suspicious conditions; observes violations of laws and ordinances and responds to incidents involving traffic crashes, misdemeanors, felonies, and miscellaneous citizen service requests; makes police presence known in a manner that contributes toward deterrence of crime; gives information and provides assistance to motorists and the public.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at the scenes of crimes, traffic crashes and other incidents; administers emergency medical aid to persons; gathers and preserves evidence; locates and questions witnesses; writes citations and makes arrests as required by circumstances; testifies as a witness in court.
  • Processes prisoners upon admission; takes fingerprints, photographs, and receipts their personal property; may transport prisoners.
  • May be assigned to traffic education and enforcement; enforces traffic and motor vehicle regulations through visual observation and radar/lidar patrol, issues warnings or citations to offenders; investigates and prepares reports of traffic crashes involving property damage, injuries and fatalities; maintains traffic-related statistics.
  • May be assigned to criminal/youth investigation; investigates crimes and criminal activities involving adults and/or juveniles; conducts crime scene investigations; obtains statements of victims, witnesses, and suspects; investigates assigned cases until cleared or declared inactive; maintains records of investigations and assists in the preparation of cases for court and court diversion programs; testifies in court as necessary.
  • May be assigned to crime prevention/community relations duties; conducts security surveys; coordinates crime opportunity prevention plans; presents public information programs; analyzes community concerns.
  • May be assigned to local school duties; acts as a teaching resource for school community; assists with school security; conducts classes; investigates youth related problems; maintains appropriate records.
  • May be assigned to other specialized duties or temporary assignments with other law enforcement agencies as required.
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Graduation from high school; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:
    • Knowledge of modern police practices and methods
    • Knowledge of departmental procedures, rules and regulations
    • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances, including laws of arrest
    • Knowledge of the street layout and geography of the Village
    • Ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
    • Ability to maintain required records and to prepare reports
    • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
    • Ability to meet such physical requirements as may be established by competent authority
    • Skill in the use of firearms, communications/data devices, and such other regular and special police equipment as may be assigned
  • Follows safety policies and procedures
  • Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor
  • Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately
  • Follows recognized safe work practices
  • Receive specialized training in crisis intervention and the handling of persons with mental illness

Supplemental Information:

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)


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