Employment with the Village of Gurnee


The Village of Gurnee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding employment. The Village encourages qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and non-discrimination to apply for available positions.

Applicants for employment can view the FMLA poster here.

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies. If there is a position you would like to apply for, please review the job advertisement and follow the application instructions. Please note during high volume recruitments, Village staff may contact only candidates under consideration for a position. Questions? Email the Human Resources Department.

Current Openings

Lateral Police Officer


Applications are now being accepted on an ongoing, continuous basis.


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.

Pay Range:



This position is responsible for the performance of duties and tasks involving the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Work may involve assignment to uniformed patrol, investigation, school resource duty, traffic enforcement, or other specialized department activity.

Responds to and interacts with the general public, residents, elected / public officials, supervisory personnel, employees, and/or others within and outside of the organization in a courteous, professional and effective manner.

Under supervision, the incumbent performs standard and routine work assignments, within established policies and procedures, independently to conclusion; unusual problems which may require exceptions are referred to the supervisor; receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments.

Work is performed in an office environment.  Work is also performed in an outdoor environment that requires the incumbent to work in:  all weather conditions; poor lighting; a variety of terrains; varying noise levels; and to sit, climb, drive, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, run, stand, push, pull, lift, hear / listen, and see / observe.  Uses personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous situations.

Work scheduled overtime and be available for emergency overtime when the need arises by responding to overtime call outs before and after standard scheduled hours of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:
  • State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with no more than forty (40) hours of training required by that Board for recertification, if necessary. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)
  • United States citizen
  • Individuals must be at least 21 years old
  • Education - High school education or equivalent
  • Experience – at least 2 years’ experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer in Illinois within the last 3 years; municipal law enforcement experience preferred
  • Candidates with less than 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 Illinois law enforcement officer experience
  • Valid Driver’s License