Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Morton Grove Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Morton Grove Police Department
6101 Capulina Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone:

  • 847-470-5200

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/20/24
  • @ 3:00 PM

Salary:

  • Terms, benefits, and other conditions of employment for Morton Grove Police Officers are governed by Village policies and the current CBA.

    Starting: Effective Jan 1, 2024, starting salary is $80,275 with a top pay of $111,827 reached in six years (Steps).

    Lateral entry officers may qualify for starting pay increases:

    • Officers who have completed two years of prior service as an officer will start at Step 3 of the CBA’s salary schedule ($94,306)
    • Officers who have completed three years of prior service will start at Step 4 ($101,847)
    • Officers who have completed 4 or more years of prior service will start at Step 5 ($108,134)

    Signing Bonus:

    • Lateral entry officers qualify for a signing bonus of $8,000

    In addition, the Village provides excellent fringe benefits including:

    • Pension plan
    • Other retirement savings options
    • Health, dental, and life insurance
    • Officers are also eligible to earn annual vacation time, paid holidays, and floating holidays
    • The Village also provides officers with a uniform allowance of $850 per year
    • Officers are eligible for up to $2,400 additional longevity pay for years of service

Sworn:

  • 46

Population:

  • 23,571

Position Details

Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2024, at 3:00 PM. The Village must receive a completed application and all required documents in order for you to be eligible for further consideration.

The Morton Grove Police Department is accepting applications for the Lateral Entry Police Officer.

Current Police Officer Work Schedule:

8 hour work schedule. Assignment to permanent patrol shifts. 6 days on duty, followed by 3 regularly scheduled days off.

Specialty Assignments:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Breathalyzer Operator
  • Range Officer
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Tactical Medical Instructor
  • Peer Support Team
  • Community Liaison Officer
  • Tactical Officers
  • Detectives
  • Field Training Officer
  • Juvenile Officer
  • Traffic Officer
  • Drone Operator
  • Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT)
  • North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF)
  • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
  • Narcotics and Currency Interdiction Team (NARCINT)

About Us:

A short video about the Morton Grove Police Department:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3DWfWrOdlU

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Currently is or within the past two years from time of application has been a sworn officer in good standing in an Illinois law enforcement agency for at least one year after completion of a probationary period and at least two years in total and separated from that agency in good standing; and
  • Possess a State of Illinois Law Enforcement Officer certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board; and
  • Possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a Village of Morton Grove Police Officer who has completed the probationary period, as determined by the Village; and 
  • Possesses an Associate’s Degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an institution accredited by the US    Department of Education; or has served in, and received an Honorable Discharge from a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Taken and passed such examinations as the Morton Grove Board of Fire and Police Commissioners deem necessary to determine fitness for duty as a police officer; and
  • Meet all State and Federal eligibility requirements to be a law enforcement officer; and
  • Be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License; and
  • Have the ability to pass the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test. 

Applications:

Application packets are available online:

Click here to access the Lateral Entry Police Officer online application portal

Applications should be completed utilizing the online form.

Applicants who successfully meet the qualifications for lateral entry will be screened by Department personnel. A list of recommended candidates will be submitted to the Board of Police Commissioners for consideration of oral interviews. Oral interviews are expected to be scheduled 3-4 weeks after that time.

Applicants who successfully complete the oral interview will be required to undergo a background investigation and polygraph. Should the Village provide an applicant with a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be required to complete a psychological examination, as well as a complete physical examination and drug test. Any hired applicants will be subject to all relevant Morton Grove policies and procedures, as well as any applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Questions:

Questions concerning this application process can be addressed to:

Human Resources Department

6101 Capulina Avenue

Morton Grove, Illinois, 60053

OR

At:

pdhr@mortongroveil.org



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