Starting: : $73,234.07 (effective 5/1/2021)
FOP Contract available for viewing on the Village of Wauconda website, transparency portal.
The Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of Wauconda, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Wauconda Police Department.
The Village of Wauconda is located in west central Lake County about 45 miles northeast of the City of Chicago. As the Village undergoes growth, the Wauconda Police Department is looking for the best people available to become police officers. Future growth, advancement, potential, salary and benefits are considered excellent.
The Wauconda Police Department employs 32 sworn police officers: 25 full-time and 7 part-time and 2 full-time and 3 part-time civilian employees. Patrol Officers currently work permanent shifts, which are bid by seniority on a yearly basis and a 5-days worked/3-days off, 9 hour schedule. The Department is responsible for providing the community with professional law enforcement service and the protection of all persons and property. The Police Department is divided into four primary divisions: administration, investigations, patrol, and support services. The Administrative Division is comprised of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, and one executive assistant. The Patrol Division has six Sergeants, 17 Patrol Officers, and two part-time Community Service Officers. The Marine Unit falls under the Patrol Division which consists of a full-time Sergeant and six part-time Marine Unit Officers. The Investigations Division consists of one Detective Sergeant, two Detectives, and one School Resource Officer. The Support Services Division is comprised of one administrative assistant, and one part-time support services clerk to perform the daily records functions and monitor the front lobby. The Wauconda Police Department offers numerous specialty positions for officers, including, but not limited to: Bicycle Patrol Officer, Public Information Officer, Evidence Technician, K-9, Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Officer, Lake County Gang Task Force (LCGTF), and Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT).
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING DECEMBER 14, 2020 AT 9 AM THROUGH FEBRUARY 1, 2021 AT 4 PM.
The Village of Wauconda is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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