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 Recruitment - Accepting Out of State Certified Officers


Applications are 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.  

Pay Range:

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 (ILETSB) with no more than forty (40) hours of training required for recertification OR successful completion of an out-of-state Basic Police Officer Training program which can be transferred and accepted by the ILETSB.
    • Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer certification, or military law enforcement training does not meet this requirement
  • Experience – at least 2 years’ experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer 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 law enforcement officer experience
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • United States citizen or naturalized citizen
  • Education – High school education or equivalent

The Gurnee Police Department has specific appearance policies for its Officers and employees, including but not limited to policies related to tattoos, body art, branding, and body piercing or body alteration / mutilation.  Candidates considering employment are to be aware that responses to questions on the application form in relation to department policies may have a direct impact on eligibility for hiring.  Additional personal grooming and uniform standards apply upon hiring.

Return completed Application Packet (click the 'download pdf' tab to access the Application) and required materials are to be returned to the Gurnee Police Department, 100 N OPlaine Road, Gurnee, IL  60031 in person or by mail.  Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted.  Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed based on hiring needs.