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Police Officer - Lateral Entry, Vernon Hills, Illinois - Military veterans preferred

The Blue Line: Public Safety Monitor (
Law Enforcement/Legal/Security

$74,163 - $83,585 /yr

  full-time   employee

Vernon Hills
United States

Vernon Hills Police Department
754 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: 847-247-8460
Fax: 847-362-3734

Population: 26,000
Sworn: 44
Starting Salary: $74,163 - $83,585
Deadline: 10/21/19 @ 3:00 PM

The Village of Vernon Hills Police Department
Lateral Entry Police Officers

The mission of the Vernon Hills Police Department is to protect life and property; preserve a peaceful community; prevent, detect, and investigate laws; justly enforce laws; and protect the rights of all persons.

To fulfill our mission, we are committed to:

Acknowledging our responsibility to the citizens of Vernon Hills, our source of authority
Performing our duties within the spirit and the letter of our laws and constitution
Remaining sensitive to human needs and treating people with respect, compassion, and dignity
Approaching each situation as unique and responding with empathy and prudent discretion
Promoting mutual trust between the department, citizens and other community institutions
Enhancing safety and a feeling of security for our residents
Fostering a quality work environment that encourages open communications and affords trust, respect, and support for each member
Promoting professional development and growth of each member

We are seeking experienced Police Officers for Lateral Entry with the same values. If you hold these same values, consider applying with the Vernon Hills Police Department.

Applications for lateral entry are now being accepted until October 21, 2019 at 3 PM.

For more information and application packet:


Vernon Hills Police Department


Village's website at:

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

Full-time State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB). Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer certification, or military law enforcement training does not meet this requirement.
Experience - at least 2 years of continuous experience as a full time sworn with successful completion of probationary period, having worked as a full-time certified law enforcement officer within the last 3 years.
Valid Driver's License
Education - High School Diploma or GED and at least 60 hours of study at an accredited institution of higher learning.

Candidates considering employment are to be aware that responses to questions on the application form in relation to department policies may have a direct impact on eligibility for hiring.

The Vernon Hills Police Department has specific appearance policies for its employees, including but not limited to policies related to tattoos, body art, branding, and body piercing or body alteration/mutilation. Additional personal grooming and uniform standards apply upon hiring.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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