Employment Opportunities

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Palatine Police Officer

Entry Level Police Officers

If you'd like to join a team of professional, dedicated and innovative individuals who value serving our community, the Palatine Police Department is seeking Police Officer  applicants.  If you possess  a high level of integrity, treat others with respect, have excellent communication skills, and are in good physical condition, you may be a perfect fit for this rewarding career. No prior law enforcement experience is necessary, and if hired, all on-the-job training and equipment will be provided at no cost. In addition, a competitive benefits package is available to new employees, which includes health and dental insurance options, as well as paid vacation and sick leave. New police officer applicants  must be between  21-34 years old and possess a 4-year college degree, which may be in any major/ field of study. The Palatine Police Department strives for diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. For more details, review the testing information link.

Lateral Transfer Police Officers

The Palatine Police Department is actively recruiting currently employed police officers to lateral their career to  the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Any active Illinois law enforcement officer who is certified by the Illinois Law  Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and possesses a 4-year Bachelor’s degree is eligible. Active and employed police officers from another state, who also must possess a 4-year Bachelor’s degree, may also inquire. Starting salary is negotiable and dependent on years of service and current salary. Please contact Kasia Cordell to begin the process! (847)359-9010 or email.