The Wheaton Police Department is now accepting applications for lateral-entry Police Officers.
This accelerated hiring option is open to candidates who are currently employed as full-time Officers in good standing with any municipal, county, state or school law enforcement agency.Minimum Requirements:
State of Illinois certification or waiver by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with no more than forty (40) hours of training required by that Board for recertification, if necessary. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)
Must be a legal resident of the United States.
Individuals must be at least 21 years old and under the age of 65.
Education – Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. If Bachelor’s Degree has not been completed, applicants must submit an educational waiver to the Board along with their application.
Experience – Must be currently employed as a full-time sworn Police Officer in good standing with any municipal, county, university or state law enforcement agency at the time of their application.
Valid IL Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire (if out of state).
Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examinations and training requirements.
Ability to furnish, along with their application, a copy of the following: a resume; professional licenses; training certificates; documents confirming work experience; birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher learning and college diploma or, if necessary, educational waiver request; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD214); employee evaluations; and any other employment related material as requested or required.
Application packets can be found on:
City of Wheaton’s website
Wheaton Police Department
900 W. Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187
Completed applications must be submitted in-person or via certified mail. No electronic copies shall be accepted.
Read more about why the Wheaton Police Department is a premier employer, as well as more information on the lateral-entry process, salary and benefits here:
For questions or assistance applying, please contact the Human Resources Department at:
The City of Wheaton is an Equal Opportunity Employer