Police and Fire Job Opportunities

Police Lateral Entry List Applications

The Buffalo Grove Police Department accepts for employment and promotes its employees without

regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital

status, military status, order of protection status, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability to

perform the essential job functions or any other status or class protected by federal, state, or local law.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit, experience,

education and other qualifications applied to all applicants and in accordance with the principles of

equal employment opportunity and as required by any other applicable federal, state, or local law. The

Buffalo Grove Police Department complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons

needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify the Village of Buffalo Grove Human

Resources Director in advance.

All information contained in or connected with this application will be considered personal and

confidential to the extent possible or permitted by law and used only in conjunction with your possible

employment by the Buffalo Grove Police Department. Please furnish us with complete information as

outlined in this application.

Read every question carefully and answer each question accurately. An applicant may be disqualified

from further processing if he/she intentionally makes a false statement of a material fact, practices or

attempts to practice any deception or fraud in his/her applications, or examination of appointment. Any

false statements on this application will be considered sufficient cause for dismissal. Any

misrepresentation on this application whether actual or by omission may disqualify you for

consideration of employment by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.

THIS FORM IS A PART OF THE EXAMINATION PROCESS AND MUST BE

COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY and ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE

ATTACHED UPON SUBMISSION.

TO ACCESS THE FULL APPLICATION PACKET, CLICK HERE.

Minimum Qualifications

You cannot be considered for the position unless you meet these requirements.

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to the Board of Fire and

Police Commissioners, Village of Buffalo Grove, 50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089; bfpc@vbg.org.

Applicants for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following

minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

• State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

(Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)

• United States citizen

• Individuals must be at least 21 years old

• Education - High School education or equivalent thereof

• Experience – at least 2 years experience as a full time sworn, certified law enforcement officer

with an Illinois law enforcement agency, within the last 3 years

o Candidates with less than 2 years experience may be considered if the candidate has

completed 60 hours of college credit or has 2 years active duty military experience, in

addition to full time sworn certified law enforcement officer experience.

• Valid Driver’s License

• Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all

examination and training requirements

• Ability to furnish upon request, a copy of the following: a resume; professional licenses; training

certificates; documents confirming work experience; birth certificate; high school diploma or

GED certificate; transcripts of higher learning; 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.

• Pre-screening application review by Police Department Command Staff

• Interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

• Character and background investigation and credit check

• Polygraph examination

• Post-offer examinations including but not limited to: psychological evaluation; medical

examination; vision screening; and drug screening.

• All appointments are subject to a probationary period.

Lateral Entry Eligibility List

An initial lateral entry eligibility list will be created from qualified applicants that submit the required

application materials by the application deadline of 4:00 PM, Monday, August 1, 2016.

Placement on any lateral entry eligibility list shall be based upon the relative excellence of the

applicants and a minimum passing oral interview score.

In the event that prescreening identifies applicants who have certain knowledge, skills and abilities

that make those applicants more desirable for the position sought to be filled, the Board of Fire and

Police Commissioners and Police Department Command Staff may interview those applicants only for

consideration.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & APPLICATION CHECKLIST

The following is a checklist for your use to ensure you complete the Application Packet as required

and attach and return all required certificates and other documentation.

Check when attached:

• Application for Employment ____

• Resume ____

• Photocopy of certificate issued by the State of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards

Board verifying completion of the Law Enforcement Basic Training Course ____

• Photocopy of Driver’s License ____

• College Transcripts, if applicable ____

• DD-214, if applicable ____

Applicants submitting incorrect or insufficient proof or incomplete applications will be

automatically disqualified from employment consideration. RETURN COMPLETED Application

Packet and required materials in person or by mail to: Village of Buffalo Grove 50 Raupp Blvd,

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. NO FAXED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

Application deadline is 4:00 PM Monday, August 1, 2016

50 Raupp Blvd. Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Village Hall Telephone 847.459.2500

Village website www.vbg.org

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