Police Officer (Lateral Entry)

Lake in the Hills, IL
Lake in the Hills

Salary: $71,068.00 – $110,136.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

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 6 months. This is not for entry-level applicants.

Essential Functions:

  • Reports for duty at specified time, maintains self in sound physical condition and maintains uniform and appearance in high standard in accordance with department policy.
  • Answers all emergency and non-emergency calls for service, remains alert to emergency needs of citizens and takes appropriate action to protect life and property.
  • Fosters positive relations throughout the community though community policing.
  • Studies and maintains knowledge of appropriate federal, state and local laws and judicial case law in areas such as self-incrimination; right to counsel; arrest; search and seizure; interrogation and confessions; and the collection and preservation of evidence.
  • Studies and maintains knowledge of departmental policies, and procedures.
  • Discovers and prevents the commission of crimes, enforces ordinances and all state and motor vehicle laws for designated areas.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witness statements, makes arrests, and escorts prisoners from the scenes of crimes
  • Detains anyone wanted through the serving of warrants.
  • Investigates motor vehicle accidents and assists local fire department and ambulance personnel.
  • Makes dispositions of all complaints or inquiries or directs people to the proper organizations to handle the complaints.
  • Prepares evidence for issuance of complaints; serves criminal process, including warrants and subpoenas.
  • Completes reports compiling factual data, evidence and conduct interviews and interrogations when appropriate.
  • Performs investigative duties that cover a wide range of cases.
    Inspects scenes of crimes, accident sites, and other appropriate locations to identify possible physical evidence.
  • Takes appropriate measures to preserve potential evidence including taking photographs, making casts, taking custody, making detailed notes, and/or calling in appropriate experts as necessary.
  • Interviews victims of criminal activity and potential witnesses or suspects.
  • Arrests or detains suspects in accordance with proper legal procedure.
  • Prepares cases for court hearings and testifies in such hearings as required.
  • Acts in a relief capacity, working in other areas of the department as assigned.
  • Carries out any lawful order or duty as prescribed by the Chief or other supervisor.
  • Participates in and presents preventative education and information through community and school awareness projects; teaches and counsels those within the community on law enforcement activities, programs and referral resources.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed and adheres to all departmental and Village safety policies. Advises supervisor of hazards and corrective actions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must possess current Law Enforcement Officer Certification and have been employed in a full time law enforcement capacity for a minimum of 6 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.