Lateral Police Officer Recruitment

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Pay Range: Starting salary DOQ/E, current salary range is $65,039 to $96,096.



The Village of Gurnee Police Department seeks experienced Police Officers for lateral entry.
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.  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.


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

Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or Tuesday April 11, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.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.

Other Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement; corrections officer certification does not meet this requirement).
  • Experience - at least 2 years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer in Illinois within the last 3 years; candidates with less that 2 years' experience may be considered if the candidate has completed 60 hours of college credit OR has 2 years active duty military experience in addition to full time sworn certified law enforcement officer experience; municipal law enforcement experience preferred.
  • United States citizen
  • Valid driver's license
  • Education - high school diploma or equivalent


Gurnee_Police_Lateral_Entry_Employment_Application_Mar 2017.pdf0.17 MB