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LPD seeking applicants for Probationary Police Officer

Application packets available February 20–March 17, 2018

information provided by the Lansing Police Department February 19, 2018

The Village of Lansing Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Probationary Police Officer. Minimum qualifications include:

  • U.S. citizen with a valid driver’s license
  • 21 years of age by March 24, 2018, and under the age of 35 at the time of final eligibility posting (This age limitation does not apply to current or previously employed full-time police officers or other exemptions as defined in Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.)
  • Valid POWER test card due at orientation (Card is considered valid only if dated between March 24, 2017, and March 24, 2018. Applicants who do not have a valid POWER test card should contact NIPSTA: www.nipsta.org or 847-998-8090; or Joliet Junior College at www.jjc.edu/fitness-center for testing dates.)
  • 60 college credit hours (official transcripts required at orientation)
  • Residency within the Village of Lansing within six months after completion of the twelve-month probationary period
  • Successful completion of all phases of testing process

The starting salary for the Probationary Police Officer position is $56,449.35 plus benefits.

Application packets are available February 20–March 17, 2018, 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.

Other important dates

A mandatory orientation session will be held at the Eisenhower Center (2550 178th Street) on March 24, 2018, at 11:30am, followed by the written examination at 1:00pm.

Oral examinations for applicants who pass the written examination are scheduled to be held during the evenings of the week of April 9, 2018.

Applicants wishing to purchase a study guide or practice test to assist in the testing process can do so at the Candidate Resource Center. For technical support in doing so, call 916-471-3538. These resources are available only through March 24, 2018.

For more information

The Lansing Board of Fire and Police Commissioners can be reached at 708-895-7200.

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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.