The Village of Glenview

Entry Level Police Officer


JOB SUMMARY: Police Officers conduct preventive patrol and general policing functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of lives and property within the Village.  Officers provide initial response to emergency and non-emergency service requests, investigate complaints, document investigation findings, enforce laws and ordinances, complete reports, and provide a wide range of public service activities. Officers may also be assigned special projects on an on-going or short term basis, and are required to draw upon extensive training and procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing their response and conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular situation. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Patrol Officers are assigned to a specific shift and report directly to their assigned Sergeant and Commander.

JOB DUTIES: Performs preventative patrols (i.e. via foot, patrol cars, bicycle, and/or motorcycle) and other crime prevention duties in the Village in order to enforce all laws and regulations, provide security, and detect violators. Performs traffic law enforcement, and establishes effective working relationships with community stakeholders, federal/state/local authorities, other Village Departments, and Village officials. Responds to complaints, accidents, disturbances and/or any requests for police response, assesses situations quickly and objectively, and determines most appropriate response in order to prevent potentially dangerous or violent situations from occurring or continuing.  Assists fire department on fire and medical calls. Investigates any reported crimes by gathering, securing and documenting evidence, interviewing witnesses, recording and submitting pertinent information.  Conducts surveillance when required. Maintains records of activities and prepares reports to provide information to investigators and/or prosecutors or any stakeholder that may require use of that information; submits timely reports for supervisor's review; and testifies in court proceedings to present evidence and to give personal account of incident/crime. Conducts arrests of persons violating the law including physically detaining persons according to established guidelines and procedures. Responds to emergency situations and begins to administer basic first aid to injured persons as necessary.  Performs various other tasks to assist other emergency personnel such as crowd control, directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

  • Must be a resident of, and legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be between 21 and 34 years of age on 05/19/2018 (exceptions for active military personnel and previous police experience per 65 ICLS 5/10-2.1-6)
  • High school diploma or equivalent high school education
  • Good moral character and possess temperate habits
  • Be of sound mind and health and physically able to perform the essential functions of Police Officer, including correctable vision to 20/30.   
  • Certification of having passed the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test through a certified testing agency – POWER test card must be issued within the 12 months prior to the written examination (valid if issued between 05/19/2017 to 5/19/2018).  POWER test cards may be obtained through the following agencies:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Valid Illinois Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card by time of hire

PREFERENCE POINTS: Preference points will be awarded for the following:

  • Military: 5 Points – Minimum of one (1) year of full-time active military service in any branch of the U.S. Military and honorably discharged or are now or may hereafter be on inactive or reserve duty (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8).
  • Preference points will be awarded after the Initial Eligibility List is created. 

SELECTION PROCESS: The examination and selection process shall be so fashioned as to test fairly the capacity and fitness of the person examined to discharge the duties of the position of Police Officer.  Applicants may be recommended to be removed from the process following any of the examination components. 

  • Examination: The initial examination process will consist of a traditional police officer examination, which will assess job-related cognitive abilities, personality characteristics and behavioral traits. You do not need to have any law enforcement experience, training or knowledge to successfully complete the examination.  The written exam will be conducted on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL.  You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 8:45 a.m. to sign-in.  Doors will open for sign-in at 8:00 a.m. and the orientation will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.  The written exam takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.  Applicants who successfully complete the written exam will be ranked according to their scores. The written exam will make up 60% of the overall score.

Top examination qualifiers will be subjected to the following post- written examination components:

  • Preliminary Interview with Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Top scoring candidates will participate in a preliminary interview. The interview will make up 40% of the  overall score.
  • Background Investigation:  Independent investigation of the applicant's moral character, personality, temperament, and other factors which may bear upon the applicant's fitness for the position of Police Officer.  Independent investigation of work experience and merit in past performance of similar work. The background investigation will require the applicant to come into the Police Department to be interviewed, fingerprinted and photographed. Note: Inability to contact current employer will result in an incomplete background investigation.
  • Polygraph Examination:  The polygraph exam is used as an investigative aid in determining the suitability of an applicant. No applicant shall be disqualified solely on the basis of polygraph chart evaluations.  Questions raised during the polygraph will focus on past work history, criminal history, honest, integrity and substance abuse.   
  • Pre-Employment Assessment Center: Tests of practical abilities measuring the applicant's ability to perform the tasks associated with performing the essential job functions of Police Officer.  The Pre- Employment Assessment Center is a pass/ fail component.
  • Oral Interview with Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Candidates who successfully complete all the foregoing phases will be scheduled for a final interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.  This interview is a pass/fail component.     

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS:  All applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment shall undergo a medical physical, including a drug screen, and a psychological examination to determine if they can perform the essential functions of a Police Officer with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Applicants are hired as Probationary Officers.  The probationary period typically extends one year beyond successful completion of the department's field training program.

POLICE OFFICER COMPENSATION

SALARY: The starting annual base salary for this position is $67,569 (i.e. Step 1, effective 1/1/2018) with a competitive benefit package. All positions will be filled at step 1, regardless of years of experience.  The position is non-exempt under FLSA. 

PENSION: Eligible for participation in the Village of Glenview Police Pension. 

ICMA – RC:  Eligible for participation in the Village of Glenview 457 and Roth IRA plans. 

HEALTH INSURANCE: Eligible for participation in Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO-BA, HMO-IL or PPO health insurance plans.  Employees contribute 16% of the premium for the HMO-BA and HMO-IL and 20% for the PPO. 

HEALTH INSURANCE OPT OUT INCENTIVE:  Eligible for cash incentive if eligible employee and/ or dependents decline health coverage. 

DENTAL INSURNACE:  Eligible for participation in MetLife PPO or Dental Reimbursement Program. 

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT:  Eligible for participation in the Section 125 Flex Spending program that allows the use of pre-tax dollars for qualifying expenses. 

LONGEVITY:  Police Officers are eligible for longevity pay after 6 years of service with the Glenview Police Department. 

ACCRUED LEAVE: Accrued leave is prorated for the calendar year, depending on actual start date.

  • 80 hours of vacation per year pursuant to applicable policies
  • 96 hours of holiday  per year
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month is accrued
  • 24 hours of personal leave after 5 years of service with the Glenview Police Department
  • Eligible for compensatory time

UNIFORMS:  Initial uniforms are provided, and then an annual uniform allowance of $750.00. 

SHIFT ASSIGNMENT:  Shift selections are determined on an annual basis by seniority. 

Shift Description: Officers assigned to the Patrol Division work 12 hours per day. The Patrol Division consists of two shifts, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Each shift is divided into two squads, which alternate days off.  The Patrol Division also has early and late car assignments.  All Police Officers will work holidays, nights and weekends as required. 

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  Officers are on probation for 1 year subsequent to their completion of the Field Training Officer Program.

HOW TO APPLY:

Visit recruitment.iosolutions.com to complete the online application for the position of Police Officer for a $25 non-refundable fee.  THE DEADLINE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 AT 2:00 PM. When you have finished the application, you will receive a confirmation number.  Save this number for your records.  Applicants may mail/ship or hand-deliver their release form, and required documents to: IOS Recruitment, Attn: Glenview PD, 1127 S. Mannheim Rd., Ste. 203, Westchester, IL 60154.  Applications that fail to comply with all application instructions will not be considered for advancement.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please contact IOS Recruitment at recruitment@iosolutions.com with questions regarding the application or required documents BEFORE the application deadline. 

The Village of Glenview is a committed Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.