Recruitment

The La Grange Police Department is seeking certified applicants for the position of Police Officer.  


Join a Police Department you Can be Proud of

The La Grange Police Department takes pride in our diverse and professional department. The La Grange Police Department makes it a priority to establish strong community relations and develop our members to become influential leaders. The La Grange Police Department understands the work-life balance needed to be an effective police officer. 

As a dedicated La Grange Police Officer, you can make a difference in the Community you serve. 

Pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-14, in addition to all other hiring prerequisites, all persons must meet the following criteria to be considered for placement on the Alternative Certified Eligibility Register:

  1. Certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a certified full time Law Enforcement Officer; and
  2. Previous continuous service as a Police Officer in any Illinois municipality, county, university or State law enforcement agency for a minimum of two years; and 
  3. In good standing in the Police Department in which the person currently serves or separated from in good standing with no adverse employment action; and 
  4. Where necessary, eligible to be granted a waiver of basic training from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. 

Vacancies filled from the Alternative Certified Eligibility Register shall be filled by individuals in the order in which their names appear on the register and having met all requirements set forth herein.

All appointees from the Alternative Certified Eligibility Register shall serve a probationary period commencing on the date of appointment and terminating eighteen (18) months thereafter. 

The Alternative Certified Eligibility Register shall expire two (2) years from the date on which it was approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. 

Qualified applicants with 2 years of experience but less than 3 years of experience start at $79,836.

Qualified applicants with 3 or more years of experience start at $84,702.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications (PDF)

Lateral Hire Police Officer Application for Employment (PDF) 

Completed applications, along with a cover letter and resume, must be submitted jcates@lagrangeil.gov. Incomplete application packets (cover letter, resume and application) will not be considered.

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