Police Officer

Mount Prospect, IL
Mount Prospect Police Department

The Mount Prospect Police Department is actively seeking highly motivated and committed women and men to serve as police officers to a diverse community of 56,000 residents by living the Department’s motto: With COURAGE We Protect, With COMPASSION We Serve.

The Mount Prospect Police Department serves its citizens by a multi-targeted approach through active vehicle patrol, investigation unit, community partnerships, social services, specialized gang and drug units, school resource officers and many other specialties like: Juvenile Officer, Range Officer, Self Defense Instructor, Evidence Technician, Bicycle Unit, Foreign Language Translator, Accident Investigator and Police Trainer.


  • Citizen of the United States
  • Between 21 and 35 years of age (unless already employed as a Police Officer)
  • High School Diploma and 60 college hours (30 hours equivalent awarded for each 12 months of sworn police officer service or 12 months of military service and/or fluency in a second language)
  • Valid Illinois Drivers License upon hire
  • Pass a physical agility, written, oral and medical examination
  • Residency within the State of Illinois

(New Recruit)

  • Starting Salary $69,667 (effective January 2022)
  • Top salary $105,925 after 6 years (effective January 2022)