The Village of Glenview, Illinois (population 45,417) is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Police Officer.
Police Officers conduct preventative patrol and general policing functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of lives and property within the Village. Officers provide initial response to emergency and non-emergency service requests, investigate complaints, document investigation findings, enforce laws and ordinances, complete reports, and provide a wide range of public service activities. Officers may also be assigned special projects on an on-going or short term basis, and are required to draw upon extensive training and procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing their response and conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular situation. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Patrol Officers are assigned to a specific shirt and report directly to their assigned Sergeant and Commander.
Performs preventive patrols (i.e. via foot, patrol cars, bicycle, and/or motorcycle) and other crime prevention duties in the Village in order to enforce all laws and regulations, provide security, and detect violators. Performs traffic law enforcement, and establishes effective working relationships with community stakeholders, federal/state/local authorities, other Village Departments, and Village officials. Responds to complaints, accidents, disturbances and/or any requires for police response, assesses situations quickly and objectively, and determines most appropriate response in order to prevent potentially dangerous or violent situations from occurring or continuing. Assists fire department on fire and medical calls. Investigates any reported crimes by gathering, securing and documenting evidence, interviewing witnesses, recording and submitting pertinent information. Conducts surveillance when required. Maintains records of activates and prepares reports to provide information to investigators and/or prosecutors or any stakeholder that may require use of that information; submits timely reports for supervisor’s review; and testifies in court proceedings to present evidence and to give personal account of incident/crime. Conducts arrests of persons violating the law including physically detaining person according to established guidelines and procedures. Responds to emergency situations and begins to administer basic first aid to injured persons as necessary. Performs various other tasks to assist other emergency personnel such as crowd control, directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.
Applicants for the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:
Preference points will be awarded for the following:
The examination and selection process shall be so fashioned as to test fairly the capacity and fitness of the person examined to discharge the duties of the position of Police Officer. Applicants may be recommended to be removed from the process following any of the examination components. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will select from among the applicants successfully completing all examination components.
Top examination qualifiers will be subjected to the following post-examination components:
All applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment shall undergo a medical physical, including a drug screen, and a psychological examination to determine if they can perform the essential functions of a Police Officer with or without reasonable accommodation.
For more information on the application and selection process, please see the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners’ Rules and Regulations on the Village’s website under Boards & Commissions/Board of Police & Fire Commissioners (available at the link below):
SALARY: The starting annual base salary for this position is $76,921 with a competitive benefit package. All positions will be filled at step 1, regardless of years of experience. The position is non-exempt under FLSA.
PENSION: Eligible for participation in the Village of Glenview Police Pension.
ICMA – RC: Eligible for participation in the Village of Glenview 457 and Roth IRA plans.
HEALTH INSURANCE: Eligible for participation in Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO-BA, HMO-IL or PPO health insurance plans. Employees contribute 15% of the premium for the HMO-IL and PPO plans.
HEALTH INSURANCE OPT OUT INCENTIVE: Eligible for cash incentive if eligible employee and/ or dependents decline health coverage.
DENTAL INSURANCE: Eligible for participation in MetLife PPO.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: Eligible for participation in the Section 125 Flex Spending program that allows the use of pre-tax dollars for qualifying expenses.
LONGEVITY: Police Officers are eligible for longevity pay after 6 years of service with the Glenview Police Department.
ACCRUED LEAVE: Accrued leave is prorated for the calendar year, depending on actual start date.
UNIFORMS: Initial uniforms are provided, and then an annual uniform allowance of $750.00.
SHIFT ASSIGNMENT: Shift selections are determined on an annual basis by seniority.
Officers assigned to the Patrol Division work 12 hours per day. The Patrol Division consists of two shifts, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Each shift is divided into two squads, which alternate days off. The Patrol Division also has early and late car assignments. All Police Officers will work holidays, nights and weekends as required.
Officers are on probation for 1 year subsequent to their completion of the Field Training Officer Program.
To complete the online application for the position of Police Officer for a $30 non- refundable fee visit:
THE DEADLINE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020 AT 4:00 PM.
When you have finished the application, you will receive a confirmation number. Save this number for your records.
Applicants may mail/ship or hand-deliver their release form, and required documents to:
Attn: Glenview PD
1520 Kensington Rd., Ste. 110
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Applications that fail to comply with all application instructions will not be considered for advancement. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Village of Glenview is a committed Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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