Police Officer- Lateral Entry Process

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

*APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED*  


NOTE: A Lateral Entry Police Officer is a Police Officer that is ALREADY CERTIFIED and DOES NOT have to attend a police academy.

Click Here to apply online now!


LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER

Current contract as of January 1, 2023 starting salary is $89,672 with a top range of $125,180

The current collective bargaining agreement can be viewed by clicking here

A LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER depending on experience CAN start at a higher step increase.

The Rolling Meadows Police Department currently has 52 Sworn officers including the Chief of Police.

City of Rolling Meadows Population:

23,781

BENEFITS

  • Collective Bargaining by Rolling Meadows Police Association/Legal defense by Metropolitan Alliance of Police
  • Police Pension Fund and additional retirement fund options available
  • 14 paid holidays per year
  • Benefit time payouts (Vacation, Holiday, and Compensatory Time) available annually
  • Pensionable Longevity Pay
  • 6 day on/3 day off Patrol Officer Schedule
  • Highly Competitive Employee Benefit Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Equipment Reimbursement
  • 2 weeks vacation minimum/6 weeks maximum-based on years of service
  • 12 sick days per year
  • Overtime opportunities available (shift and extra paid details)


POSITION DETAILS

Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or legal alien (Must be able to produce evidence of intent to become a citizen of the United States and have the appropriate visas authorizing work).
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a police officer and successful completion of the probationary period.
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent PLUS one of the following:
    • Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university (Original, official transcripts due at the application deadline). OR
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university (Original, official transcripts due at the application deadline).

CITY TOBACCO POLICY 

As of May 2, 2005, all persons accepting employment with the City of Rolling Meadows Police Department must agree that they will not smoke, chew, or use any tobacco product(s) on duty during the entire tenure of their employment. If they do smoke, chew, or use any tobacco product(s) while on duty at any time during the entire tenure of employment, they will be subject to dismissal for cause.

LATERAL ENTRY TESTING PROCESS

Applicants must pass the testing procedure which includes but not limited to:

  • Application 
  • Oral Interview/Writing Exercise
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph test
  • Psychological test
  • Physical Exam (including vision and hearing tests)
  • Drug Screen 

SPECIALTY POSITIONS INCLUDE

  • Criminal Investigations
  • School Resource Officer
  • K-9 Handler
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing Officer
  • On-Call Interpreter
  • MCAT/NIPAS 
  • Range Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Juvenile Officer 


Upon a conditional offer of employment, a complete physical examination and drug screen will be required.

To apply immediately and online for the position of LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER click here.

For a fillable PDF application for the position of LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER: Click here

If you have ANY questions about the Lateral Entry Police Officer process please email Commander Anthony Peluso at PelusoA@cityrm.org

Please send the completed application and a resume with your qualifications to Commander Anthony Peluso at PelusoA@cityrm.org if you are completing the application with the PDF

THE CITY OF ROLLING MEADOWS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.