Police Officer - Lateral Entry

Lake Bluff Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Lake Bluff Police Department
45 East Center Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Phone Number:

  • 847-234-8760

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/09/20

Salary:

  • Starting: $85,726

    Top Salary: $102,851 (Lateral - 4 years of service)

Sworn Officers:

  • 15

Population:

  • 5,706

Position Details

Village of Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff, IL

Board of Fire & Police Commissioners are currently accepting applications for

Police Officer - Lateral Entry

The Lake Bluff Police Department is seeking to create a lateral entry eligibility list for full-time sworn police officers.  The Lake Bluff Police Department is an active agency that has served the Lake Bluff community for over 120 years.  This internationally accredited agency handles patrol and investigative functions while participating in multiple mutual aid law enforcement groups (NIPAS, LCMCTF, MCAT, and IMAT).  Officers are involved in many aspects of the law enforcement profession and appropriate training is provided to meet these expectations.

Police Officer Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently employed as a police officer for at least 2 continuous years as a full-time sworn officer or have left their most recent agency in good standing within 2 years of this lateral entry application process as a full-time sworn officer.
  • U.S. Citizenship 
  • Valid IL driver’s license with good driving history 
  • 21-35 years of age unless exempt under 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6 
  • No criminal record 
  • Excellent moral character
  • Must possess a high school education or GED and at least 60 credit hours or an associates degree from an accredited college or university
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 
  • FOID Card eligible at time of hire 
  • After the 18 month probationary period, the officer will be required to live within a 30 mile radius of the police department.

The hiring process will start with a Department issued application:

  • Upon acceptance of the application, applicants may be selected to be interviewed by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners (BOFPC) to create an eligibility list.
  • A candidate may then be selected to continue with the testing/hiring process which will include:
    • (i) Background Investigation
    • (ii) Polygraph Examination
    • (iii) Psychological Evaluation
    • (iv) Medical Examination/Drug Screen

For applications and additional information on the Lake Bluff Police Department and the Village of Lake Bluff please visit our website at:

www.lakebluff.org

OR

Contact:

Deputy Chief Matthew Smizinski

847-234-8760

Applications must be received by the police department no later than October 9, 2020.

Applications must be hand delivered or mailed directly to:

Lake Bluff Police Department

45 East Center Avenue

Lake Bluff, IL 60044 

The Village of Lake Bluff is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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