Village of Wilmette

Local Government

Lateral Certified Police Officers

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted year-round

How to apply:

• Free applications available here or visit
• You may complete the form electronically and e-mail a saved copy to or
• print and mail, or deliver the form to:

Wilmette Police Department
Attn: Certified Police Officer Application
710 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091

For questions, please contact Management Assistant Emily Janowiak at or
(847) 853-7549.

Compensation and Benefits:

The starting salary for lateral entry is commensurate with prior police experience up to $100,764. The Village offers an excellent benefits package that includes Police Pension Fund, medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, and voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program (457 plan). Additional benefits include vacation days, holiday time, overtime, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, and employee assistance program. For more information, click on this link for Lateral Information Packets or visit

Lateral Entry Requirements:

• Candidates must be certified as a police officer in good standing through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB), or if from another state, be eligible to obtain a waiver from ILETSB as a condition of employment
• Citizen of the U.S. or legally authorized to work in the United States
• Under 45 years of age
• At the time of filing the application, each lateral entry candidate shall be a high school graduate or certified equivalent and have one of the following:
• Sixty (60) hours of education towards a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or
• Two (2) years of active-duty service in the United States Armed Forces and have received an Honorable Discharge; or
• 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and have received an Honorable Discharge
• Valid driver’s license
• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position of a Police Officer
• Possess a valid POWER Card or be able to complete a job-related physical ability test during the hiring process

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.

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