LINCOLN POLICE DEPARTMENT
911 PEKIN STREET
LINCOLN, ILLINOIS 62656
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Updated: September 03, 2019
Job Classification: Entry Level/Lateral Police Officer
The Lincoln Police Department is currently testing for Entry Level and Lateral Entry Police Officer. All National Testing Network testing must be completed by September 1, 2019. All applicants regardless of qualifications must complete all testing. Those qualifying for Lateral Entry Officer will be placed on a separate hiring list.
Candidates must fill out an application with both NTN and the City of Lincoln. Applications can be filled out at: lincolnil.gov/recruitment to be turned in at the Mandatory Orientation on August 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Lincoln Police Station, 710 5th Street, Lincoln, IL, 62656.Lateral Entry Officer is defined as a full-time sworn officers of a regular police department in any municipal, county, university, or State law enforcement agency, provided they are certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and have been with their respective law enforcement agency within the State for at least 2 years.
Salary Information: $38,655 entry, $57,439 after first year. Lateral entry officers start at 1 year salary.
Benefit Information: 3-Employee health insurance plans (HSA, PPO, HMO) Employee pays 10% of monthly premiums; Optional insurance plans, 100% dental, vision, etc. Deferred compensation, paid vacations-personal time off-sick leave, paid academy training, uniforms and equipment provided including duty weapon, 12-hour work schedule (off every other Friday-Saturday-Sunday), opportunities for special assignments-DARE-SRO-Investigations-Narcotics Investigations, overtime details for special events, paid college tuition for job related degree.
Contact Information: Paul T. Adams/ Joe HaningChief of Police/ Chairman Police and Fire Commissionchief@lincolnil.gov/ email@example.com
Department Overview: The Lincoln Police Department is a municipal law enforcement agency with a strength of 26 sworn officers and 3 divisions; Administration, Investigations and Patrol. The Lincoln Police Department is well diversified ensuring the safety of 14,162 residents, several industries, closely related businesses and 2 universities.
Lincoln Police Department is dedicated to community oriented problem solving and the core values of the department are Integrity, Service & Courage.
Area Information - Lincoln, Logan County, IllinoisLincoln serves as the county seat.The first American city to be named for and christened by Abraham Lincoln before he was president.Farming, industry/manufacturing and commercialized community with many amenities, including being close to, and the hub between, Bloomington-Normal, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria, St. Louis and Chicago.
Age: Entry Level: at least 21 and under 35 years of age, special considerations for those that served in the Military.
Lateral Entry: Under 65 years
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must be correctable to 20/20 vision
College: Not required, but preferred
Academy Certification: Not required but preferred from an Illinois State Certified Police Training Academy. Any applicant without certification will be required to pass the ILETSB POWER Test upon entry to an academy. Failure to perform the required qualifications will result in termination.
Prior Experience: Entry Level: Not required, but preferred.
Lateral Entry: Two (2) years with Illinois law enforcement agency.
Full Hiring Process:
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: A thorough background investigation will be conducted for finalists before extending a final offer of employment.
Results of the background investigation are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Driving Disqualifiers: Yes
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Yes
Employment Disqualifiers: Yes
Financial Disqualifiers: Yes
Additional Disqualifiers: Any candidate who is found lacking in any of the established preliminary requirements for the service for which he or she applies.