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Police Officer

Chicago Heights Police Department

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Chicago Heights Police Department

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/06/24
  • @ 4:00 PM (CST)

Salary:

  • Starting: $57,663.75

    After 12 weeks of Field Training: $59,970.40

    After 10 years and 1 day of service: $97,138.60

    Plus benefits*

    Additional education incentive pay is also available as follows:

    • 15 college credit hours - 0.5%
    • 30 college credit hours - 1.0%
    • 60 college credit hours - 1.5%
    • Associates Degree - 2.0%
    • Bachelor's Degree - 3.0%

    *Note: Upon completion of the police academy, officers will receive an additional 4% for Range Pay, plus an additional 4% for Use of Force Training pay. After completion of on-the-job field training, officers will receive an additional 4% Training Pay.

    • Work a 5 days on 2 days off/5 days on 3 days off work schedule
    • 12 paid holidays days
    • Up to 7 weeks vacation with 25yrs of service
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance
    • We have several Divisions in the department: Investigations, Narcotics, Traffic, K-9 & Community Response Team
    • We are also a part of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (SSMCTF), South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT), South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team (SSMART), DEA Task Force, and the Illinois State Auto Theft Task Force (ISAT)

     

Sworn:

  • 78 Full-time

Population:

  • 28,000

Position Details

Entry-Level Police Officer Hiring Process

Chicago Heights Police Department

Chicago Heights, Illinois

The City of Chicago Heights, Illinois Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Chicago Heights Police Department.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Chicago Heights, Illinois Board of Fire and Police Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship at the time of application
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, as specified in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • High school diploma or High school equivalency/G.E.D. Certificate
  • Valid State-issued driver's license 
  • Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of application -AND- must be UNDER 35 years of age at the time of application, EXCEPT applicants who are currently 20 years of age and have successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university
  • Must reside in the State of Illinois, within a 50 mile radius of the City of Chicago Heights, within 12 months from date of employment. (Applicants do not need to currently reside in Chicago Heights to apply)
  • Will be required to complete:
    • oral interview
    • background investigation
    • psychological and polygraph examinations
    • pass a physical ability test
    • physical examination, including drug testing
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Submit all application documents online by Monday, May 6, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST)
  • It is strongly recommended that you attend an orientation on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM (CST)
  • Participate in Mandatory On-line Written Examination Testing between Tuesday, May 21, 2024 and Thursday, May 23, 2024

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

https://applytoserve.com/Application.aspx?ID=626

The City of Chicago Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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