Police Officer (Lateral Entry)

Village of Cary


Contact Information


Village of Cary
655 Village Hall Drive
Cary, IL 60013

Phone Number:

  • 847-639-2341

Fax Number:

  • 847-639-2735

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/18/19


  • This is a full-time position that requires working various shifts.

    The starting salary range is $57,446.00 to $78,722.00 depending on qualifications at the discretion of the Chief of Police in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement.

    Members of the Police Department represented by a collective bargaining are currently negotiating a successor agreement.

Sworn Officers:

  • 26


  • 18,200

Position Details

Police Officer - Alternate Eligibility Register

The Cary Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Solicitation is being conducted to fill full-time current Police Officer vacancies and to establish an Alternate Eligibility Register (Lateral Entry) for available positions. This Eligibility Register will remain in effect for two years or until exhausted.

Additional information and the complete employment application is available at:


E-mail completed application to:


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

  • Must satisfy the requirements for the position of Police Officer for the Village of Cary
  • Must be a current, non-probationary, full-time sworn municipal police officer, state police officer, county sheriff's deputy, or college/university police officer who possesses a law enforcement officer certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
  • Current status as Police Officer, as outlined above, and currently in good standing in the Police Department in which the person serves with no adverse employment actions.
  • Completion and submission of an online application and all required documentation.

Further documentation may be required to complete the background investigation process.

All portions of the alternate testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.

The Cary Police Department accepts for employment and promotes its employees without regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status, order of protection status, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability to perform the essential job functions or any other status or class protected by federal, state, or local law. The Cary Police Department bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit, experience, education and other qualifications applied to all applicants and in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity and as required by any other applicable federal, state, or local law. The Cary Police Department complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify the Village of Cary Village Administrator. Please furnish us with complete information as outlined in the application for employment.

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to:

Chief Patrick Finlon or Deputy Chief Scott Naydenoff

Cary Police Department


Selection Process:

Candidates must satisfy the requirements of the Alternate Eligibility Register requirements as required by the Cary Police Commission. Candidates must participate in an in-person interview that will determine their placement on an eligibility register. 

Applicants will be invited to participate in and successfully advance through the following steps:

  • Thorough background investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Interview with representatives of the Police Commission
  • Post-offer examinations include, but are not limited to, psychological evaluation, medical examination which will include vision and drug screening.
  • All appointments are subject to a required probationary period.


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