Skokie, IL Lateral Police Officer Job Application


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Skokie Police Department
Lateral Police Officer Job Application

Benefits/Salary Information:

  • $91,263 – $115,477 (lateral entry)
  • Potential for up to $6,000 annual retention bonus
  • 8 hour shifts 
  • 9 days off monthly w/day off schedule picks 
  • Special Detail Opportunities at $84.54/hour
  • Competitive medical and dental insurance
  • 80 hours of vacation after one year
  • Retirement pension through the Village
  • Holiday and sick leave
  • Emergency leave days for off-duty injury/illness
  • Accrued compensatory time off up to 15 days 
  • Uniform allowance
  • All training provided
  • State of the art facility and equipment
  • Annual college tuition reimbursement
  • Longevity plan 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age by the application submission date
  • U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the US
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • ONE of the following: Minimum of sixty (60) college semester hours from an accredited institution by application submission date OR Two (2) years of active military service with an Honorable Discharge by application submission date
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be a full-time sworn officer that is certified or have the ability to be certified by Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and served as a Sworn Police Officer for a period of 2 years or more without a minimal break in service (not to exceed 6 months)
  • Certificate attesting to successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act. Evidence of such will be subject to final approval and waiver by ILETSB
  • Have correctable vision to 20/20 and have the ability to distinguish colors
  • Must provide proof of successful completion of the POWER test dated not more than 12 months prior to the application submission date OR pass an equivalent evaluation administered by the Skokie Police Department 
  • No residency requirement
  • Enter into an “Authorization for Release of Personal Information Agreement” 
  • Enter into an “Employment of Relatives Agreement” – Note: Applicants with relatives who are currently employees with the Village will not be eligible for hire – please contact IOS Recruitment for details
  • Enter into an “Abstinence from Tobacco Products Agreement”
  • Must have ability to understand the English Language (written and spoken)

Required Documentation must be submitted to IOS Recruitment:

  • Village of Skokie Public Safety Application (available for download after check-out) 
  • Authorization for Release of Personal Information (available for download after check-out) 
  • Employment of Relatives Agreement (available for download after check-out) 
  • Abstinence from Tobacco Products Agreement (available for download after check-out) 
  • Copy of High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Original, Official College Transcripts OR Military DD-214 (long form)
  • Copy of valid Driver’s License
  • Copy of Birth Record/Legal Authorization to work in the U.S.  May include: county/state issued birth record, U.S. passport, naturalization papers, or permanent resident card 
  • Copy of certificate attesting to successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act 

Application Process Information:
The application package will contain instructions for completing the application and supplying all necessary documents. The application will be delivered via the website as a PDF document. We strongly recommend that you save this document to your computer or data storage device. Once completed, you must then print out the Skokie PD Application for submission. 

You will also need to print and sign the required release forms and gather the required documents for submission to IOS Recruitment in order to be considered for this position. Do not send applications or required documents to the Skokie Police Department or the Village of Skokie. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. You are encouraged to submit your application and supporting documentation to IOS ASAP. 

You are wholly responsible for the accuracy and completion of your application. Incorrect, missing, or otherwise incomplete applications will be cause for disqualification. Contact IOS Recruitment with any questions regarding the application or required documents.


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