Employment - Available Positions

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2016 - 3:00pm


The move you are considering is a very big decision.  Come find out how we are different from your current department and if the Gurnee Police Department is right for you.

Optional Information Meeting / Open House

Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL  60031

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. or Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Attending this optional meeting is not part of the application process, but we would like to invite you to meet members of our staff, take a tour of our facility, and most importantly, talk with police officers like you that have joined us after beginning a law enforcement career in another community.  Topics to be covered include salary (DOQ/E) & benefits, overtime opportunities; pension portability; patrol activity; 12 hour shift scheduling; and career development - special assignments, training, and advancement opportunities.

Minimum Requirements:

The Village of Gurnee Police Department seeks experienced Police Officers for lateral entry.
Watch Chief Woodside's video about this opportunity to join the Gurnee team.
Full job/application details are below.

The mission of the Gurnee Police Department is to defend the lives, rights, and quality of life of all the residents and visitors we serve with honor and integrity.  The men and women of the department are fully committed to accomplishing this mission by achieving four fundamental objectives:

  • Crime Prevention - to provide a proactive and educational approach to reducing crime.
  • Crime Control - to provide a rapid and professional response to confront crime as it occurs.
  • Community Involvement - to create an excellent partnership with the community through exceptional communication and transparency.
  • Team Building - to create an excellent work environment so we can recruit and develop an exceptional team.

We are seeking experienced Police Officers for lateral entry who value these objectives.  If you value these same objectives, consider applying with the Gurnee Police Department.  There are immediate vacancies to be filled through the lateral entry process.

The application packet is attached.  Early application is encouraged as applications will be reviewed as received.  Candidates with desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and other qualifications may be contacted prior to the application deadline for interview.

Return completed application by mail or in person to Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee by deadline.  NO faxed or emailed applications accepted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Village of Gurnee accepts for employment and promotes its employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability to perform the required job responsibilities. The Village bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit, experience, education and other qualifications applied to all applicants and in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity. The Village encourages qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and non-discrimination to apply for available positions.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

All covered employers are required to display a poster prepared by the Department of Labor summarizing the major provisions of The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As an applicant for employment, you can view this poster by clicking the following link: http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm