Police Officer

Hanover Park, IL
Hanover Park Police Department

Under general supervision, performs police patrol, traffic control and enforcement, initial investigations into criminal and non-criminal activity and related functions involving the safety and protection of life and property. Promotes crime prevention, apprehends criminals, and enforces local ordinances, State and Federal laws and regulations in a designated area of an assigned shift.


$70,161.73 per year (Contract expired on 04/30/2021 and is currently under negotiations.)


1/5/2022 at 4:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


Receives briefing at shift commencement regarding general and special orders and information passed through the chain-of-command, as well as pertinent data regarding previous shift's activities. Receives beat assignments and inspects assigned vehicle and weaponry for operability.

Responds to radio dispatched call for action and/or assistance and takes appropriate action, assists allied law enforcement and local Fire Department in emergency situations. Renders first aid during emergency situations. Provides assistance to citizens whenever necessary.

Performs or assists in thorough preliminary investigations into reported and/or observed criminal activity to include all felony, misdemeanor, local ordinances violations, and petty crimes. Notifies supervisor when circumstances require backup or investigative staff. Provides backup response as requested.

Investigates calls of a non-criminal nature to include civil disturbances, family disputes, reports of missing persons and other annoyances. Assesses individual cases to determine appropriate action.

Serves as Juvenile Officer, investigates crimes by and against minors. Explores home situations and provides or recommends counseling services to parents, guardians, and children; maintains liaison with State Attorney's office, the court system and other related service agencies for cases requiring further action. Follows up on truancy cases and problem minors.

Apprehends, arrests, and transports suspects to police holding facility for booking and temporary incarceration. Performs booking of suspects according to established procedures and releases authorized personnel. Transports offenders to and from County Jail facilities as necessary.

Patrols assigned areas by vehicle or on foot, serving as a visible deterrent to crime and remaining alert to special problems in regard to crime prevention and possible criminal activity. Checks business establishments, dwellings and other buildings for signs of illegal entry. Provides information and assistance to general public and investigates suspicious activity or situations.

Enforces Village traffic ordinances, regulates traffic, serving as a visible deterrent, promotes traffic safety, performs speed control activities, issues citations to violators of the Illinois Motors Vehicle Code and the Municipal Code for the Village of Hanover Park. Arrests or warns persons guilty of violating motor vehicle regulations and safe driving practices. Monitors passing traffic to detect stolen vehicles and arrests drivers where ownership is not apparent.

Prepares, maintains, and forwards all requisite reports and records of activities. Reviews all reports and sources of information that aid in the proper disposition of assigned cases. Prepares cases for court presentation and provides relevant testimony in court.

Performs community relations duties as assigned, speaks to school and community group and individuals on a variety of police-related topics for the promotion of crime prevention.

Provides road information and assistance to motorists.

Follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor. Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than end of the employee's work shift. Follows recognized safe work practices.

Performs other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Educational requirements:

Associates degree or 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college credit from an accredited degree granting college or university as listed in the current edition of Accredited Institutions of Post-secondary Education published by the American Council on Education (courses from a trade school and/or technical school are not applicable toward the required college credit) OR 2 years active military experience OR the equivalent of both; plus certification of training by an accredited school of law enforcement in the State of Illinois within six months of the date of initial employment. Bi-Lingual Fluency is a plus.


Must possess the following certifications and/or licenses: Illinois Driver's License and the ability to obtain a Firearm/Weapon License.


- At least 20 years of age and have not reached your 35th birthday by the date the written exam is completed (see the Illinois General Assembly Public Act 097-0251 for exceptions).

- Written Exam must be completed and submitted by 4:30 p.m. 01/05/2022 (see written exam details below)

- An Associates Degree, or 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college credit, OR proof of 2 years of active honorable military service OR proof of 180 days of active honorable combat duty in the military service, OR an equivalent of education and military service.

- Valid Driver’s License in good standing

- Valid P.O.W.E.R. (Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) card issued between (January 05, 2021 - January 05, 2022)

- No felony convictions and good moral character

- 35-mile residency requirement after one year of hire