Village Seeks Certified Police Officer Candidates

Village Seeks Certified Police Officer Candidates
Posted on 04/30/2018

The Arlington Heights Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for their Certified Entry Police Officer program. The Certified Entry program seeks qualified sworn police officers that are dedicated to serving the residents of the Arlington Heights community and enhancing their development as a law enforcement professional.

Certified candidates must meet all of the requirements of the entry-level Arlington Heights Police Officer and have previous status as a certified Police Officer in the State of Illinois by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for one year after completion of a probationary period. Newly hired candidates through the Certified Entry program will have a starting salary range of $75,516 - $87,350 depending on experience. Top pay of $101,056 can be reached in three to four years.

The Village of Arlington Heights and the Police Department offer exceptional fringe benefits and career advancement opportunities. Accepted applicants will be eligible for annual longevity pay after five years of service; premium paid holidays; health, dental and life insurance plans; a pension plan and other optional retirement benefits; permanent shifts; no residency requirement; and a six day on, three day off schedule. Officers will also have the opportunity to apply for several specialty positions, including but not limited to criminal/juvenile investigator; crime prevention officer; school resource officer; canine handler; traffic unit officer; forensic/arson investigator; task force assignments to the DEA and other multi-jurisdictional groups; field training officer; and many more ancillary opportunities. 

Eligible candidates will not be required to attend an orientation, take a physical agility test or take a written examination. However, they are required to pass an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical examination, which includes a drug screening. Please review qualifications for the Certified Entry Police Officer program. To apply for the program, please download our application. If you have any questions, email