Police Officer

Palos Hills, IL
Moraine Valley Community College

Salary: $25.10 hourly.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under supervision of a Sergeant or instances where no supervisory or command personnel are present, the Police Officer protects the lives, property, and rights of all people, maintains order, enforces the law impartially, and responds to crime and disorder in accordance with established procedures and directives. The Police Officer is the department’s primary contact with the community and is responsible for portraying to the community the department’s mission and goals.


  • Must be a State of Illinois Certified Police Officer with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Background in investigations, taskforce assignments, or law enforcement training a plus.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation and be able to be certified in LEADS.
  • Associate’s Degree (AAS/AS) or college coursework preferred.
  • Must acquire and maintain a working knowledge of applicable laws and proper police procedures including but not limited to knowledge of the Illinois Criminal Code, vehicle code, criminal procedure, and College Ordinances, patrol techniques, making a legal arrest, traffic stop procedures, firearm policies, criteria for search and seizure of property or evidence and departmental policies and orders.
  • Must be able to meet the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Academic and Fitness Standards.