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Police Officer - Lateral Hire

Village of Woodridge

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Woodridge
Five Plaza Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517

Phone Number:

  • 630-719-2496

Fax Number:

  • 630-719-0021

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 03/15/19

Salary:

  • Starting: $62,316.80 - $66,310.40 DOQ

Sworn Officers:

  • 51

City Population:

  • 33,000

Position Details

The Woodridge Police Department is a professional, progressive law enforcement agency consisting of 51 sworn officers (one Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, seven Sergeants, and 41 patrol officers).

Starting salary range listed above.  Top pay for Patrol Officer as of January 1, 2019 is $104,624.00.


For more information and to apply, visit:


www.vil.woodridge.il.us


Woodridge Offers:


Competitive Salary:
  • Starting salary $62,316.80 as of January 1, 2019
  • Starting salary may be up to $66,310.40 DOQ
  • Salary increase after completion of field training program and per union contract
  • Current top pay is $104,624
Ample Time Off:
  • Vacation (80 hours after one year of employment)
  • Village holidays (64 hours annually)
  • Personal days (32 hours annually)
  • Sick time (8 hours per month)
  • Comp time accrual of up to 140 hours
Appealing Schedule:
  • Twelve-hour shifts, which gives officers every other three-day weekend off
  • Permanent and rotating options, based on bid-system
Generous Residency Requirement:

Thirty miles, within six months of hire.

Great Selection of Specialty Positions:
  • Investigations
  • Tactical Unit
  • Traffic Unit
  • Community Outreach Officer
  • Honor Guard
  • Bicycle Officers
  • Field Training Officers
  • Range Officers
  • Evidence Technician
  • Various task force assignments and multi-jurisdictional assistance teams for SWAT, Hostage Negotiator, Crash Reconstruction, Major Crimes and Computer Forensics
Comprehensive Benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Police pension
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Interest free computer loan program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development and training
  • Retiree health savings plan
  • Uniform allowance (100% for new officers)

Qualifications for Candidates:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) with no more than forty (40) hours of training required for recertification or successful completion of an out-of-state Basic Police Officer Training program which can be transferred and accepted by the ILETSB.
    • Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer certification, and/or military enforcement training DO NOT meet this requirement.
  • Must be employed as a full-time non-probationary certified law officer, or have been a certified law  officer in good standing not more than 180 days prior to acceptance of written application.
  • High school degree or hold a G.E.D.
  • U.S. citizen and have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Vision correctable to 20/30.
  • Must possess skills and abilities comparable to a non-probationary Village of Woodridge Police Officer, as determined by the Village.
  • Must pass all phases of hiring process including oral interview, polygraph test, psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen and background investigation.
  • Out of state lateral-entry Police Officers must meet the conditions of the waiver granted by the ILETSB within six  months from the date of hire to become certified in Illinois.




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