Village of La Grange

The La Grange Police Department is seeking a diverse pool of applicants for the position of Police Officer. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds. We believe every member of our police department must feel respected, be treated fairly, and be provided the opportunity to excel.

La Grange (pop. 16,321) is a vibrant community offering walkable and charming neighborhoods surrounding a bustling downtown that features dozens of diverse restaurants, numerous independent shops, and national retail tenants. Located at the crossroads of La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue, and the Metra BNSF line, over 50,000 vehicles, commuters, and pedestrians stream through downtown La Grange every day.

The La Grange Police Department provides excellent service to the community and values continual improvement. The Police Department is a valued facet of the community. The department’s high visibility provides an opportunity to preserve and promote community safety through quality service to residents, business owners, and visitors.

The department is comprised of 35 full-time employees, including 28 sworn officers and 5 civilian employees (2 parking enforcement officers, 2 records specialists and a support services manager), as well as 2 part-time officers. There is a Deputy Chief, 6 Sergeants and 20 patrol officers in addition to the Police Chief.

Police Department Mission
The men and women of the La Grange Police Department are committed to the delivery of professional police services through our knowledge, skills, and abilities. We are empowered by the community we serve, and we pledge to create partnerships with the community while maintaining order through the equitable enforcement of laws, objective and impartial treatment of others, and by being courteous, polite, responsive and accountable to the community.

We are dedicated to protecting lives, protecting property, protecting the rights of individuals, and are guided by the principles of professional conduct, ethical behavior, honesty, and a high degree of integrity. Our mission includes the objective of creating an environment where people live safely and without fear.

The members of the La Grange Police Department subscribe to the philosophy of community-orientated policing, crime prevention, and problem solving. We pledge collectively and individually to be service-oriented, and constantly improve ourselves in order to meet the present and future challenges of our Community.

In accomplishing the mission, we have adopted the motto “Pride and Professionalism”.

Salary as of May 1, 2024:
Starting at $77,115; top after 6 years: $110,100

Working Schedule
12-hour shifts, work schedule (0600-1800) and (1800-0600)

Minimum Requirements
• Legally authorized to work in the United States
• No felony convictions
• 21 and under 35 years of age by time of application, unless exempt by state statute.
• Valid Illinois driver’s license, or ability to obtain such license
• High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
• 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university by time of appointment. The requirement shall be waived if one or more of the following applies: The applicant has served for 24 months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable; or the applicant has served for 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable.
• Good moral character, of temperate habits, and of sound health
• Physically able to perform the duties of the position of Police Officer
• Must meet the requirements of a background check
• Offer of employment conditional upon successfully completing a physical exam, physiological and polygraph tests, background check and a drug/alcohol screening
• Applicant must provide a valid POWER Test ID card – POWER test cards considered valid if issued between January 13, 2024 – June 13, 2024 (six months prior to application deadline).

Application Instructions
1. Minimum requirements must be met by the specified deadline, Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. Documents delivered after the application deadline will not be accepted.
2. When you have finished the online application, you will receive a confirmation number- save this number for your records.
3. In addition to the online application, applicants must mail/ship or hand deliver the release form and required documents. Documentation sent via email will NOT be accepted.
o MAIL/HAND-DELIVERY – Gather all required documents, release form(s), and place all documents into an envelope. Mail/ship the envelope via a traceable carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.) or hand-deliver to:

IOS Recruitment
ATTN: La Grange PD
1520 Kensington Road, Suite 110
Oakbrook, IL 60523
Business Hours: M- Th 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Fri- 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays

4. Please contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or with questions regarding the application, testing site, required documents before the application deadline date.

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.

Optional Town Hall Police Career Meeting – Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:30 pm
The La Grange Police Department will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the career opportunities available within the La Grange PD, the police testing process, and the police academy experience. Members of the department will be on hand to discuss their careers and the various specialty positions available within the department. This meeting is optional for candidates wishing to learn more about the recruitment process and police career opportunities, and for residents who may be interested in learning more about their Police Department. The Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:30 pm in the 3rd Floor Board Room of the La Grange Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525.

Orientation/Written Examination Information – Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 9 am
A brief orientation followed by a written examination will be held at the Village of La Grange on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 9 am. The Orientation and Examination will take place in the 3rd Floor Board Room of the La Grange Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525.

Oral Interviews – Wednesday, July 17, 2024, Times to be Determined
The BOFPC will hold oral interviews with top-ranked candidates on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Candidates will be contacted in advance of this date to schedule interview times. The interviews will be held at the La Grange Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525.

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The Village of La Grange is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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