Minooka Police Department

Lateral Police Officer Application
Deadline 3/29/2024 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

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Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Minooka Police Department
Minooka, Illinois

The Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of Minooka, Illinois is accepting applications for Full Time Certified Police Officer Lateral Applicants with the Minooka Police Department.

Lateral Salary:  $73,000 (depending on years of service; contract under negotiation)

Benefits: Supportive community and village board, pension over 90% funded, 11 days holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, specialty pay and opportunities, 12-hour work schedule, uniforms/equipment supplied upon hire, and no residency.

Special assignments: Detective, SRO, K9 Handler, Drone Operator, Will/Grundy/Kendall Major Crime task force, Kendall County Special Response Team, Grundy County Pro-Act, ILEAS MFF team, Honor Guard


Population: 13,000

Sworn Police Officers: 22

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Minooka: 

  • Currently employed for at least two (2) years as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer by a State, County, University, or local law enforcement agency. Applicants must be in good standing with the agency in which they served. (NOTE:  Part-time certification does NOT meet this requirement);
  • Must have completed the State of Illinois certified police officer training board requirements; 
  • Be a US citizen;
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid State of Illinois driver's license;
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements, including, but not limited to: background investigation, psychological, and medical examination, etc.;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Pay a $20.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

Preference Points will be awarded for military, education, and member of Minooka Police explorer program.

Submission of Application: Applications MUST be submitted online. Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications are being accepted on an on-going, rolling basis and will be reviewed monthly. Applicants will be contacted within approximately 30 days of submitting their application via the email address provided in their application.  Please check your email for further information about next steps in the hiring process.


Mandatory Next Steps in the Hiring Process:

Remote On-line Written Examination Testing:  Following completion of all application materials and a review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing.  Testing will occur approximately once per month and you will be able to take the exam at your convenience during a 3-4 day window.  You must take the exam within the time frame you are given.  Candidates will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer. All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process, along with further instructions for taking the on-line written exam. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).   

Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:
As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline. 

The Village of Minooka is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Minooka Police Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.