Starting Salary: As of 5/1/19 between $73,352.52 and $77,020.14 depending on experience and qualifications
The starting salary for accelerated officers will be determined by the Chief of Police in accordance with the Village of Niles.
The applications will be given out starting in February, 2020.
Applications can be downloaded from the Village of Niles Police website:
Picked up from the Niles Police Department at:
7000 W. Touhy Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
Applications must be returned by March 5, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. with Birth Certificate, College Transcript(s), and State Certification Law Enforcement Training Certifications.
Candidates will then proceed with a Background Investigation, Polygraph Examination and Assessment Review Panel. Candidates that qualify will then be given an Oral Interview, Psychological Examination and Medical Examination/Physical Agility.
All employees shall maintain an actual full time, primary residence within a fifty (50) mile radius from Niles Village Hall within the border of the State of Illinois. Requests to live outside the boundaries may be considered by the Village Board.
Each Applicant will be required to submit employment documentation, training verification and the last two evaluations from his/her current employer. A status check will be made to insure "good" standing from the current employer before an offer of employment is made. The candidate can also provide a current pay stub for employment verification.
Each applicant shall submit to fingerprinting and photographing. He/She shall provide a written Village of Niles Police application along with signed waivers for access to such records as may be required by the Fire and Police Commission to conduct a complete background investigation.
Applicants shall submit to a polygraph examination. The examination shall be conducted by a testing service, licensed by the State of Illinois and selected by the Fire and Police Commission.
Questions asked of an applicant during the Oral Interview will be such as to enable the Fire and Police Commission to evaluate the applicant on speech, appearance, alertness, maturity, ability to present ideas, judgment, emotional stability, self confidence and demeanor for the position. The assessment review will be made available to the Board members for consideration along with the background investigation and polygraph results.
Applicants shall be required to successfully complete and Pass a Psychological Examination by a qualified and recognized licensed examiner selected by the Fire and Police Commission.
An applicant will be required to take and successfully Pass a pre-employment medical examination by licensed physician or medical group designated by the Village of Niles.
All applicants that apply and are selected for accelerated entry will be placed on an existing eligibility register. Candidates shall be ranked based on their relative excellence and may be selected over all other Candidates on the eligible register by the Fire and Police Commission, to fill vacancies in the respective Department.
If hired through the accelerated process, the candidate must complete a (2) two-year probation period that begins when the candidate is sworn in as a probationary officer. The Candidate must meet the standards set forth by the Fire and Police Commission and the Chief of Police, who shall have the authority to terminate the Probationary Officer during this period, with concurrence of the Fire and Police Commission.
FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSION VILLAGE OF NILES, ILLINOIS an Equal Opportunity Employer
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