Police Officer

Elgin, IL
Elgin Community College

Salary: $61,007.80.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Prevent, detect and investigate disturbances; maintain order; patrol assigned areas; enforce traffic regulations. Comply with and adhere to all applicable state, federal and local laws.

Essential Functions:

  1. Proactively patrol a designated area during an assigned shift to preserve order and enforce traffic regulations.
  2. Investigate disturbances to determine appropriate action.
  3. Investigate calls of a non-threatening nature (e.g., injured or ill subjects and civil disagreements) to determine appropriate action.
  4. Investigate vehicle accidents and determine appropriate action.
  5. Patrol traffic and parking areas to enforce regulations.
  6. Respond to all emergencies during assigned duty shift. Administer first aid/perform CPR/ apply AED as necessary.
  7. Operate communication equipment; transmit all citizen complaint calls to appropriate police officer or other departments as appropriate for action and/or follow-up.
  8. Prepare written reports of incidents occurring on assigned shift.
  9. Maintain certification by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officer’s Training & Standards Board.
  10. Maintain annual firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act 94-103.
  11. Maintain LEADS and AED/CPR certification.
  12. Participate in a minimum of 32 hours of in-service training per year.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be required by State law, or Department rule, or as may be assigned by a superior officer.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  15. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.


  1. Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Two years prior police experience.
  3. Must be a Certified Police Officer through Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and maintain such certification throughout the term of their employment.
  4. Be 21 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen.
  5. Possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  6. Must be able to walk eight hours per day and assist in evacuating non-ambulatory persons in an emergency.
  7. Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.
  8. Ability to use good discretion and deal courteously but firmly with general public.
  9. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  10. Availability and ability to work varying shift assignments.
  11. Ability to work in conditions that include exposure to extreme weather, intense physical activity, combat with armed and or/dangerous persons, individuals with contagious diseases, and safety hazards associated with emergency driving and traffic control.
  12. Bilingual (English/Spanish).