Police Officer (Lateral Entry)

Lake in the Hills, IL
Lake in the Hills Police Department

$71,068.00 – $110,136.00 Annually


This position performs general duty police work for the apprehension of criminals, prevention of crimes, protection of life and property, and general enforcement of all laws and ordinances on an assigned shift under general supervision. Duties may also include in-depth investigation of criminal offenses as assigned. This advertisement is for certified police officers who have been employed in a full-time capacity for a minimum of 18 months. This is not for entry-level applicants. Salary is dependent upon training, experience and qualifications.

Essential Functions

  • Reports for duty at specified time
  • Maintains self in sound physical condition
  • Maintains uniform and appearance in high standard
  • Answers all emergency and non-emergency calls for service
  • Remains alert to emergency needs of citizens
  • Takes appropriate action to protect life and property
  • Fosters positive relations throughout the community through community policing
  • Discovers and prevents the commission of crimes
  • Enforces ordinances and all state and motor vehicle laws
  • Conducts preliminary investigations
  • Gathers evidence
  • Obtains witness statements
  • Makes arrests
  • Escorts prisoners from the scenes of crimes
  • Detains anyone wanted through serving of warrants
  • Investigates motor vehicle accidents
  • Assists local fire department and ambulance personnel
  • Makes dispositions of complaints or inquiries

Minimum Required Qualifications

Must possess current Law Enforcement Officer Certification and have been employed in a full time law enforcement capacity for a minimum of 18 months. The totality of the individual’s law enforcement training and work experience will be considered. Applicant must upload their resume and letter of interest to the application.