Police Officer (Accelerated/Lateral Entry)

City of Naperville

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Job Title:

Police Officer (Accelerated/Lateral Entry)

Closing Date:

June 30, 2024


Per contract see posting

Job Type:



Police Department – 1350 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, Illinois


Police Department

Job Description:

The City of Napervilles Police Department is seeking experienced Police
Officers for accelerated/lateral entry. The Board of Fire and Police
Commission will create a second eligibility list of candidates who have
previously been full-time sworn officers of a regular police department
in any municipality, county, university or state law enforcement agency
provided they are certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
Standards Board and have been with their respective law enforcement
agency within the State of Illinois for at least two (2) years.

[]{#Hlk51571271}Salary Information:

2-5 years as a Police Officer will be hired at the Step 2 wage rate of
the FOP Contract ($89,852.88 for 2024)

5 or more years as a Police Officer will be hired at the Step 3 wage
rate of the FOP Contract ($96,253.87 for 2024)


The Naperville Police Department employs a staff of more than 260
employees (this includes 185 budgeted sworn positions), whose mission is
to provide extraordinary service to the community while protecting life
and property. In addition to the traditional patrol and investigative
functions of a suburban law enforcement agency, our department is also
able to sustain a great number of positions in specialty assignments and
collateral duties only typically seen in larger departments. Such
assignments include a Water Rescue Team, Special Response Team, Crisis
Negotiators, Field Training Officers,School Resource Officers,Traffic
Officersand K-9 Officers, to name a few. Recognizing the diverse needs
of the community, the Department provides and encourages a policy of
professional and individual excellence, which is enhanced by continuing
education and training.

[]{#Hlk51582782}Our officers are educated, well-trained professionals
dedicated to working in partnership with our citizens to provide a safe
place to live, work and conduct business. The Naperville Police
Department is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency,
which makes a statement to residents, law enforcement colleagues and
other professionals that the Naperville Police Department meets the very
highest standards.


[]{#Hlk51582589}Qualified candidates must be certified by the Illinois
Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and have a minimum of two
years as a full-time police officer with a law enforcement agency within
the State of Illinois. A Bachelors degree from an accredited college
or university at the time of appointment is also preferred.

NOTE: Each submitted application (including resume, cover letter,
and/or other pertinent documents) will be evaluated and an interview
pool will be formulated accordingly. The City does not guarantee an
interview or further consideration once an application has been

Special consideration will be given to applicants that document the

Law enforcement experience in either DuPage or Will County

Possess relevant specialized training

Current or previous collateral or specialty assignments

Positive referrals from Naperville Police personnel

Bi-lingual abilities

Supervisory experience

Other relevant attributes

Accelerated entry applicants who are selected for consideration shall
complete the entry process before an offer of employment. The process
may include the follo ing components:

Application experience verification and background check

Oral examination

Polygraph examination

Psychological exam

Medical exam

After hire, selected candidates will be required to successfully
complete a field training program and 18-month pro

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