Price: $10.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on May 14, 2024

***Attention***  In light of all of the ever-changing guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing safe standards and minimizing person-to-person contact. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours please place application packets in the black mailbox outside of our door, suite 160. (until 7:00 pm) Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.   





The Board of the Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Island Lake will be accepting applications for the  position of:

Full-Time Police Officer

 Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.



The Island Lake Police Department stands together as compassionate, courteous and patient individuals without favoritism or prejudice for the constitutional rights of others.

They aspire continuously to always be professionals; calm and restrained in the face of violence and to only apply force which is necessary to accomplish their lawful duty.

Their common goals of integrity, pride and honesty within the community are to unify and maintain order to accomplish the highest standards of living.

The Police Department promotes, preserves and delivers a feeling of security, safety and quality of services to the residents, visitors and every individual to come within contact of the Village of Island Lake.

Starting Salary:  $68,699.00

Top pay after 5 years: $105,286


If you are a certified police officer, there can be negotiations for a higher step in pay.

Lateral Transfers Encouraged




Job Requirements:

You must meet the following requirements:



  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (6/12/24).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the last date for filing applications (6/12/24) and at such time as Initial Eligibility Register is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2. 1-6

  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).   Associates degree preferred.

  • Character:  Be of good moral character; of temperate habits; of sound health and must be physically able to perform the duties of the position of police officer.  The burden of establishing these qualifications rests upon the applicant

  • May not have any felony convictions; misdemeanor convictions may be considered in determining whether or not an applicant is of good character

  • Vision: Have visual acuity 20/20 each eye corrected (minimum) with normal color vision and depth perception

  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process including an expansive background investigation which may include criminal, personal and credit history as well as a polygraph test, and a psychological and medical examination including a drug screen

  • Residency:  Officers are required to live in the State of Illinois.

  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  Must possess a POWER Card at time of Oral Interviews

Deadline for the return of all Applications will be:

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 4:00 PM


Applications will be online for purchase until 2:00 PM on 6/12/24

All Applications must be returned to the Office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn:  Island Lake PD

1251 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173




It is highly recommended that you use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.



Applicants must attend the mandatory Orientation an Written Examination test date:

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Orientation 9:00 AM

Written Exam immediately following Orientation

Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Island Lake Village Hall Gym

3720 Greenleaf Avenue

Island Lake, IL 60042




Application fee is non-refundable

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Equal Opportunity Employer – Island Lake Fire and Police Commission

 Island Lake Police Department – Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Union