Police Officer – Lateral Entry

Skokie, IL
Village of Skokie

SALARY & BENEFITS Potential for up to $6,000 annual retention bonus

  • $88,605-115,477 (Lateral Entry)
  • 8 Hour Shifts
  • 9 Days Off Monthly w/ Day Off Schedule Picks
  • Special Detail Opportunities at $84.54/hour
  • Competitive Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 80 hours of Vacation after one year
  • Retirement Pension through Village


  • Must be a full-time Sworn Police Officer in good standing that is certified or have the ability to be certified by Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and served as a Sworn Police Officer for a period of 2 years or more without a break in service of six months or more.
  • U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least one of the following:
    • Minimum sixty (60) college semester hours from an accredited institution by the application date, or
    • Two (2) years of active military service with an Honorable Discharge by the application date;
  • Must possess or be eligible to possess before hire, a valid FOID card
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of completion of the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test with an attainment date less than twelve months prior to the date of application or complete a physical agility test administered by the Skokie Police Department
  • Correctable vision to 20 / 20 and the ability to distinguish colors
  • No Residency Requirement
  • Enter into an “Authorization for Release of Personal Information Agreement”, an “Abstinence from Tobacco Products Agreement”, and “Employment of Relatives Agreement”
  • Visible tattoos are now permitted with some restrictions


    • Application & Document Submission
    • Physical Ability Test
    • Pre-Screening Interview
    • Polygraph Exam
    • Background Investigation
    • Commission Oral Interview
    • Lateral Entry Candidate Pool (valid for 2 years from pool entry)
    • Psychological Assessment
    • Medical Exam
    • Join the SPD Team!