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2021 Lateral-Entry Police Officer Candidates
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Woodridge Police Department: Lateral-Entry Hire Police Officer
Application deadline: November 5, 2021

Description:

The Woodridge Police Department is a professional, progressive law enforcement agency consisting of 51 sworn officers (one Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, seven Sergeants, and 41 patrol officers).  The department is proactive and works to identify and resolve issues to improve the quality of life within our community.  We are a community policing department seeking to build relationships with the community we serve. For more information and to apply, visit www.woodridgeil.gov.

Lateral Police Officer Application (please note this application differs from the Village of Woodridge employment application).
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The Woodridge Police Department is a professional, progressive law enforcement agency consisting of 51 sworn officers (one Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, seven Sergeants, and 41 patrol officers).  The department is proactive and works to identify and resolve issues to improve the quality of life within our community.  We are a community policing department seeking to build relationships with the community we serve. For more information and to apply, visit www.woodridgeil.gov.

Woodridge Offers:

  • Competitive Salary: Starting salary is $69,160.  Current top pay is $109,116.  Officers are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP). The current contract is in effect through December 31, 2021.
  • Ample Time Off: Benefit accruals begin on date of hire.  Vacation (80 hours after one year of employment), Village holidays (64 hours annually), personal days (32 hours annually), sick time (8 hours per month), and comp time bank accrual of up to 140 hours.
  • Appealing Schedule: Twelve-hour shifts, which gives officers every other three-day weekend off.  Permanent and rotating options, based on bid-system.
  • Generous Residency Requirement: Thirty miles, within six months of hire.
  • Great Selection of Specialty Positions: Investigations, Tactical Unit, Traffic Unit, Community Outreach Officer, Honor Guard, Bicycle Officers, Field Training Officers, Range Officers, Evidence Technician, Various task force assignments and multi-jurisdictional assistance teams for SWAT, Hostage Negotiator, Crash Reconstruction, Major Crimes and Computer Forensics.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, police pension, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, interest free computer loan program, tuition reimbursement, professional development and training, retiree health savings plan, and a uniform allowance (100% for new officers).