Elmhurst Police Department

Lateral Police Officer Application
Deadline 5/17/2024 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the City of Elmhurst Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the City of Elmhurst Board of Fire and Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the City of Elmhurst Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no fee for this application. 

This application is for Lateral Transfer Police Officer applicants only.  
Applicants must have previous experience as a police officer.  Please read the requirements carefully. 
If you wish to apply as an entry-level applicant, please use the Elmhurst Police Department Entry-Level application.

Elmhurst Police Department

Elmhurst, Illinois

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Elmhurst, Illinois is accepting applications for Full Time Certified Police Officer Lateral Applicants with the Elmhurst Police Department.

Lateral Salary:  $97,685 (2 years experience, 2024 rate) and $101,753 (3+ years experience, 2024 rate); $119,775 top pay end of contract (2024)

Population: 45,700

Sworn Police Officers: 68

Current assigned shift schedules: 12 hour days

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Elmhurst: 

  • Resident of the State of Illinois;
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision;
  • 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; 
  • Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States, except that an individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law or is an individual against whom immigration action has been deferred by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process is authorized to apply for the position of police officer, subject to (i) all requirements and limitations, other than citizenship, to which other applicants are subject and (ii) the individual being authorized under federal law to obtain, carry, or purchase or otherwise possess a firearm;
  • Be at least 21 years old -AND- be under the age of 65 years old at time of hire, per ILCS Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioner's Act;
  • 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.;
  • Applicants are not obligated to disclose expunged juvenile records of adjudication, arrest, or conviction as part of the application process; 
  • Ability to furnish upon request a copy of the following documents to the extent applicable: a resume, professional licenses, training certificates, naval or military service board or discharge papers (DD-214/Copy 4), documents confirming work experience, birth certificate, high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, POWER Test card (no later than the time of interview-AND- issued within 12 months of the hire date), last two employee evaluations, two police reports demonstrating best work and any other employment related material as requested or required;

Submission of Application:

Applications MUST be submitted online by Friday, May 17, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted. An optional Online Zoom Orientation with Question and Answer Session will be hosted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM.  An invitation link will be sent to your email before the orientation.  A recorded video of that Orientation will also be made available.



Mandatory Remote On-Line Written Examination: Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing starting at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 31, 2024 through Monday, June 3, 2024 at 4:00 PM.  The test will only be available during this time period.  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 City of Elmhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Elmhurst 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.