Police Officer - Lateral Appointment

$80,300 - $117,277 yearly
  • City of Warrenville
  • Warrenville, IL, USA
  • Sep 01, 2023
Full time Police/Sheriff

Job Description

The City of Warrenville is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Lateral Transfer.

Join a dynamic team dedicated to serving the community with professionalism and compassion. Come join us and make a difference!

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants for lateral appointment to the position of police officer must meet the following minimum requirements and qualifications:

  • Full-time sworn officer of a Police Department in any municipality, county, university, or State law enforcement agency, provided they are certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and are actively employed with a respective law enforcement agency within the State of Illinois for at least two years.
  • Applicants must provide documentation to show their current duties are similar to those of a police officer in the City of Warrenville. This will be completed through a combination of a review of employee evaluations, current and past assignments, and training documentation. Also, documentation must be provided by the applicant showing they have successfully completed the minimum standards basic law enforcement training course pursuant to the Illinois Police Training Act.
  • The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Education – applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent, supplemented by continuing education in police science or a related field; working toward an associate degree in criminal justice; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the knowledge, abilities, and skills to perform the job functions.
  • Applicants must possess a Valid Illinois Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
  • The applicant must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and possess the ability to pass all pre-employment examinations and training requirements.


  • Cover letter stating reason for interest
  • Complete the Employment Application and submit a cover letter by clicking on this "Apply Here" link. 

If Selected to Move Forwardthe following documentation will be requested.

  • Signed waiver authorizing the release of information
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School diploma or G.E.D., or transcripts and diplomas of higher learning
  • Military discharge papers (DD214)
  • Training certificates relevant to the position
  • Professional license(s)
  • Any other related material as requested or required

Selection Process

  • Review of applications by Warrenville Police Department Command Staff.
  • Polygraph examination and interview with Warrenville Police Department personnel and Command Staff.
  • Background investigation to include criminal history, reference, credit check, and past and current employer’s check.
  • Interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission.
  • If a conditional offer of employment is received, participation in a psychological examination is required.
  • Pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screen.
  • All lateral appointments are subject to a 12-month probationary period.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range effective 5/1/2023 is: $80,300 - $117,277.   The starting salary for a lateral hire applicant will be dependent upon experience.  

The City of Warrenville offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and their dependents including:

  • United Health Care PPO and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO insurance plans
  • Express Scripts prescription drug coverage
  • Employer paid Basic Life and AD&D coverage amount of $50,000
  • Police Pension Fund (Mandatory participation)
  • Trust 115 Plan (Mandatory participation)
  • Voluntary benefit options include
    • Delta dental
    • VSP vision
    • Additional voluntary life insurance through Securian or NCPERS
    • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • 457 Deferred Compensation
    • Brightstart 529 – College Savings
  • Additional benefits include an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a generous Tuition Reimbursement program, a Spanish language proficiency bonus, paid vacation days, three (3) personal days, and holiday benefits.

Work Schedule and Information

Currently, the Patrol Division works 12-hour shifts, which consists of two teams working 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and two teams working 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The Investigations Division has three Detectives and a Detective Sergeant who work 8-hour shifts. Employees are paid biweekly on Fridays, and the Labor Union is Metropolitan Alliance of Police #213.

The Community

The City of Warrenville, located approximately 30 miles west of the City of Chicago, is recognized as a small, hometown refuge nestled in the center of the dynamic and nationally recognized research and development corridor that runs through DuPage County, Illinois. It's a town where families can enjoy a safe, clean, aesthetic way of life and businesses benefit from a community that is open for business. Warrenville's location at the Winfield Road interchange on I-88 connects to a network of County roads, which provide easy access to both homes and businesses. Warrenville's population of 13,553 allows the City to maintain that small-town feel and still have the advantage of drawing upon a diversified tax base to ease the financial burden off of residential property owners. Warrenville's citizens are filled with a community spirit that breaks forth whenever there's a holiday or special event to celebrate or when the community has a need for volunteers.

The Department

The Department consists of 32 full-time police officers and seven civilian employees who fall under either the Administration and Investigations Divisions or Patrol Operations. The Department provides highly specialized services, which include forensic evidence processing, major accident reconstruction, the Bike Unit, Traffic Safety Enforcement Unit (TSEU), and the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP). Additionally, department members serve on multi-jurisdictional task forces including DuPage Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigations Team (MERIT), and DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Taskforce (DuCART).