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Lateral Entry Police Officer Hiring Process


The Village of Rockton, Illinois Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Rockton Police Department. 

Starting Lateral Entry Salary: $58,187 - $69,278 (2-5 years) 

Sworn Police Officers: 16

Population: 7,800

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Rockton, Illinois Board of Police and Fire Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship;

  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);

  • Possess a valid state-issued driver's license;

  • Minimum of 21 years of age;

  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;

  • Must have a minimum of two years employment as a full-time Illinois law enforcement officer in good standing;

  • Must successfully complete an oral interview and background investigation (applicants will be required to fully disclose all personal matters, to include agreements and sealed files);

  • Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation, M-Pulse assessment and medical screening (including drug and alcohol screening).


To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please follow the "CLICK HERE FOR INFO & TO APPLY" link above.

The Village of Rockton, IL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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