Police Officer - Lateral



Closing Date

Open until filled

Job Description

Applicants for certified eligible Police Officer appointments must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident

  • Be currently employed, on a full-time basis, as a police officer with a regularly constituted Illinois municipal police department for a period of not less than two (2) years. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement)

  • Individuals must be at least 23 years old.

  • Education- Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • One of the following:

  • Successful completion of at least 30 semester hours (or their equivalent in quarter or trimester hours) of credit from an accredited college or university (copy of official transcripts due with application)


  • At least 12 months of active service in any branch of the United States military (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard) with an honorable discharge or medical discharge;

  • The Board of Fire and Police Commission, in its discretion, may accept evidence of comparable work experience in lieu of the education requirement.

  • Experience- Current status as a Police Officer for one year after completion of a probationary period and currently in good standing in the Police Department in which the person serves or in laid-off status due to financial restraints only.  Also must possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a current Village of Westchester Police Officer.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements.

  • Ability to furnish upon request, a copy of the following, to the extent applicable: a resume; professional licenses; training certificates; documents confirming work experience; birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher learning; Naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214/ Copy 4); last two employee evaluations; two police reports demonstrating best work and any other employment related material as requested or required.


How to apply

To recieve an application package, email mdetente@westchester-il.gov

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