Police Officer Application

Application cycle is open - Nov. 19th, 2021 - Jan. 7th, 2022

Accepting Applications now for lateral entry police officers.

Click Here to download the application!

For further questions please contact Coleen Schaller at cschaller@glen-carbon.il.us or 618-288-7226. 

Applicants for the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application: 

  • Applicant must be a United States citizen
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years-old
  • Applicant must have an educational level of at minimum:
    • an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) from an accredited program, or 
    • 24 months of honorable active duty service in the United States Armed Forces, or 
    • 180 days of active duty service in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6)
  • Lateral applicant must be currently certified as having successfully completed the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, as provided for in the Illinois Police Training Act, or who may otherwise qualify for such a certificate through an equivalent certification in another jurisdiction
  • Lateral Applicant must be employed full-time with at least two consecutive years with your current law enforcement agency
  • Lateral applicant must be in good employment standing with your current law enforcement agency
  • Lateral applicant  must have a valid driver’s license
  • Lateral applicant must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements.
  • Applicant must have the ability to furnish upon request a copy of the following: a resume; professional license; training certifications; documents confirming work experience; a birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher education; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214); employee evaluations; and any other employment related material as requested or required.

Selection Process:

  • Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.
  • Examination with the Board of Police Commission
  • Character and background investigation and credit check
  • Post-offer examinations including, but not limited to: psychological evaluation; medical examination; vision screening; drug screening; and polygraph.
  • All appointments are subject to a probationary period of eighteen (18) months.

Eligibility List:

An initial eligibility list will be created from qualified applicants that submit the required application materials. Placement on any lateral entry eligibility list shall be based upon the relative excellence of the applicants.

In the event that pre-screening identifies applicants who have certain knowledge, skills and abilities that make those applicants more desirable for the position sought to be filled, the Village of Glen Carbon Police Commission may interview those applicants only for consideration.

Credible Service Time:

Credible service time with regard to the police pension system is controlled by law, specifically but not limited to the portability clause of Article 3 of the Illinois Pension Code, and requires the candidate to pay the “true cost” for the transfer of service time, which is actuarially determined, into the pension system.