Lateral Entry Police Officer

Lateral Entry Police Officer

The Village of Sugar Grove Police Department is currently accepting lateral entry applications for the position of Police Officer. The successful applicant will perform the duties of a Law Enforcement Officer.

The Police Department is comprised of 18 sworn police officers and three part time civilian clerical staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must currently serve as or have served recently as a full time police officer for a public law enforcement agency in a comparable position to that being applied for.
  • Must have two years of experience as a full time law enforcement officer with an Illinois police department within the last three years.
  • Applicant must have successfully completed the Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Proof of certification is required with application and will be subject to final approval and waiver by ILETSB. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and at least 23 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent education
  • Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License
  • Must possess a power test card dated since August 1, 2021

Acceptable Power test cards

  • Joliet Junior College-

Selection Process

Each phase of the process, although not in the following order is pass/fail and required to proceed to the next:

  • Pre-screening interview by police department command staff
  • Character and background investigation and credit check
  • Interview with the Police Commission
  • Polygraph examination
  • Post offer examinations including but are not limited to psychological evaluation; medical examination; vision screening and drug screening
  • All appointments are subject to a probationary period

Lateral Entry Eligibility

  • An initial lateral entry eligibility list will be created from qualified applicants that submit the required application material by the application deadline of 4:00pm, October 15, 2021
  • Placement on any lateral entry eligibility list shall be based upon the relative excellence of the applicants.
  • In the event that prescreening identifies applicants who have certain knowledge, skills, and abilities that make those applicants more desirable for the position sought to be filled, the Police Commission may interview those applicants only for consideration.

Online application are preferable, however, you  may download an application form or obtain one at the Sugar Grove Police Department.

Once hired, the applicant will be required to successfully complete a field training program and 18 month probationary period.

Starting Salary Depending on qualification: $61,927-$68,497

(Officer Top Pay at the end of the current contract will be $87,256 as of May 1, 2022)

Lateral Entry Applications for Police Officer must be received by: October 15, 2021 at 4:00pm

Questions pertaining to this employment can be directed to:

Administrative Officer Roy Hanold


The Village of Sugar Grove is an equal opportunity employer.

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