The Palatine Police Department is seeking certified police officers who are currently working for another agency who may be interested in a lateral transfer to Palatine. This opportunity is open-ended, and interested parties should contact Kasia Cordell for more information. Kasia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-359-9010.
Lateral entry candidates do not need to follow the same recruitment process as entry-level candidates. This includes waiving the written exam and physical ability test (POWER exam). Candidates will initially be screened with the department administration. Advancement through the process will include a formal interview with the Village of Palatine Board of Fire & Police Commissioners followed by a polygraph and background investigation.
Successful passage of these steps will place the candidate's name on an eligibility list, from which the Chief of Police may extend a conditional offer of employment. The lateral eligibility list runs concurrent with the entry-level list, and the Chief of Police may select a lateral candidate at any time. Starting salary is flexible and at the discretion of the Chief of Police, depending on experience.