Police Officer Career Opportunity

Completed applications should be submitted to the Palatine Police Headquarters, 595 N Hicks Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
​      Applications will not be accepted via email or fax. Please mail to, or drop off at, Palatine Police Headquarters.

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 strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. For more details, download the complete application packet.

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The application deadline is August 9th. If you have any questions about the application process, please call 847-359-9011, or email Kathy Lesselyoung.

The 2017 application and hiring timeline is as follows:
​June 8th – Open application period begins
​August 9th – Deadline to submit completed applications
​August 19th – Written exam and physical ability tests
​August 21st - 24th – Oral board interviews
​August 29th - September 9th – Polygraphs, psychological and medical examinations

​The Palatine Police Department serves our community through the “Neighborhood Based Policing” philosophy. In doing so, the Village is organized into seven different neighborhood beats where a Sergeant oversees a team of Officers assigned to patrol these beats. This allows for proactive problem-solving efforts as officers become familiar with the citizens and specific issues within their geographical beat. In addition to Patrol, the Department has many specialty positions and advanced training opportunities. These include assignments such as Crime Scene Investigators, Canine Officer Teams, Drug Enforcement, Bicycle Officers, Crime Prevention Officers, School Resource Officers, Detectives, and Gang Specialists.

​ Consider a career in serving our community and apply today!

​ The Village of Palatine is an equal opportunity employer.