Lateral Police Officer-Glen Carbon Police Department (IL)

The Glen Carbon Police Department seeks men and women from all backgrounds who want a rewarding police career in a stable and supportive community. The Village of Glen Carbon seeks certified police officers with at least 2 years previous experience for lateral entry candidates.
Patrol officers starts at $33.88 per hour, or $73,993 per year. Additionally, Glen Carbon Police Department offers the following benefits:
• Employer paid (90%) health insurance
• 100% tuition reimbursement for one approved Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree
• Dental and vision coverage at minimal cost
• Downstate Police Pension Fund (Tier 2)
o Vested after 10 years
o 2.5% accrued per satisfactory year of employment
o Retirement eligible at age 55 with 20 years of service
• 457b secondary retirement available for voluntary contributions
• Social Security contributions distributed at qualified age
• $750 per year uniform allowance
• 10 paid holidays per calendar year
• 2 personal days per calendar year
• 80 hours vacation after 1 year
Applicants for appointment to the position of Lateral Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:
• Applicant must be a United States citizen
• Applicant must be at least 21 years-old
• Applicant must have an educational level of at minimum:
o 1) an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) from an accredited program, or 24 months of honorable active duty service in the United States Armed Forces, or 180 days of active duty service in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6)
• Applicant must be currently certified as having successfully completed the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, as provided for in the Illinois Police Training Act, or who may otherwise qualify for such a certificate through an equivalent certification in another jurisdiction
• Applicant must currently be employed as a full-time police officer with at least two consecutive years in your current law enforcement agency
• Applicant must be in good employment standing with your current law enforcement agency
• Applicant must have a valid driver’s license
• Applicant must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements.
• Applicant must have the ability to furnish upon request a copy of the following: a resume; professional license; training certifications; documents confirming work experience; a birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher education; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214); employee evaluations; and any other employment related material as requested or required.
Selection Process:
• Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.
• Examination with the Board of Police Commissioners
• Character and background investigation and credit check
• Post-offer examinations including, but not limited to: intensive background investigation; psychological evaluation; medical examination; vision screening; drug screening; and polygraph.
• All appointments are subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.

Eligibility List:
An initial eligibility list will be created from qualified applicants that submit the required application materials. Applications will be accepted from Nov. 19th 2021 thru January 7th, 2022 at 1800hrs. Placement on any lateral entry eligibility list shall be based upon the relative excellence of the applicants.
In the event that pre-screening identifies applicants who have certain knowledge, skills and abilities that make those applicants more desirable for the position sought to be filled, the Village of Glen Carbon Police Commission may interview those applicants only for consideration.
Credible Service Time:
Credible service time with regard to the police pension system is controlled by law, specifically but not limited to the portability clause of Article 3 of the Illinois Pension Code, and requires the candidate to pay the “true cost” for the transfer of service time, which is actuarially determined, into the pension system.

For more information, please visit: https://www.glen-carbon.il.us/DocumentCenter/View/2278/Full-Application