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Lansing, Illinois, Police Department is hiring

Employment Opportunities posted

information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2017)

About the Lansing Police Department

The Lansing, Illinois, Police Department consists of 55 sworn officers and 19 support personnel. The Command staff consists of the Chief of Police, two Deputy Chiefs, five Lieutenants, and seven Sergeants. The Patrol Division currently works 12-hour shifts.

The officers are represented by a collective bargaining unit. They also have a generous benefit package that includes:

  • A starting salary of $54,257
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance
  • Delta Dental insurance
  • An education reimbursement program
  • Pension benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Uniform allowance
  • Deferred compensation

Department opportunities

The Lansing, Illinois, Police Department has a variety of opportunities for advancement, including:

Patrol Division:

  • Field Training Officer
  • Breathalyzer Operator
  • Canine Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Recruiting Officer
  • Range/Rifle Instructor
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Grant Writing Team

Criminal Investigations Division:

  • Investigations
  • Juvenile Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force
  • Tactical

Eligibility requirements

A qualified applicant will:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 35
  • Have earned a minimum of 60 college credit hours
  • Possess a valid power test card
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Application packets are available September 11–October 7, 2017, at the Lansing Municipal Center (Village Hall), 3141 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL 60438. The Municipal Center is open Monday–Friday 9:00am–5:00pm, and Saturday 9:00am–12:00pm. There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for each application packet.

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.