Plainfield Police Department

Entry-Level and Lateral Police Officer Application
Deadline 4/26/2021 4:00 PM

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of Plainfield Board of Police Commissioners, and the Village of Plainfield Board of Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Village of Plainfield Board of Police Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

Plainfield Police Department

Plainfield, Illinois

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

Salary: $67,641- $107,513 (after 8 years)

Benefits include:

  • Choice of HMO or PPO Medical Plan – with employee contributions
  • Dental Insurance – No cost to fulltime employees
  • Vision Insurance – No cost to fulltime employees
  • Life Insurance equal to one year of the employee's annual salary – No cost to fulltime employees
  • Police Pension Program

 Optional Benefits include:

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care)
  • AFLAC Plans
  • 457 Savings Plans

Additional Benefits and Perks include:

  • Vacation and Sick Time Benefit Accruals
  • 24 hours of Personal Time per year
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program

Population: 39,581

Sworn Police Officers: 57

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Plainfield: 

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age by the application deadline date (April 26, 2021), unless meets requirements for lateral transfer or is otherwise exempt by state statute;
  • Possess an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement -OR- a Bachelor's Degree in any field - OR - 60 credit hours from an accredited college, university or junior college;
  • Possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Test Card issued within one year of the written exam* (issued between May 8, 2020 and May 8, 2021)
  • The Village of Plainfield will not consider members of the immediate family of current employees of the Village for employment.  For the purpose of clarification, immediate family is defined by blood or marriage as spouse, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, step-parent, step-brother, step-sister, step-son, step-daughter, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law.
  • Pay a $20.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

 

Lateral Transfer Candidates:  An applicant who is a police officer in good standing with the law enforcement agency he/she is employed with and certified by the State certification board is eligible to be placed on a lateral transfer eligibility list. 

  • Lateral transfer candidates are NOT required to obtain a P.O.W.E.R. test card;
  • Lateral transfer candidates are NOT required to take the written exam;
  • Lateral transfer candidates ARE REQUIRED to participate in the oral interview process. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Potential lateral transfer candidates may elect to apply for both the lateral list and the entry level list.  If electing to apply for both lists, you will be required to obtain a P.O.W.E.R. test card and take the written exam.  The village will hire off of both entry level and lateral lists as it meets the needs of the organization.  Your best chance of employment is to apply to both entry and lateral list if applicable.

In order to be eligible for the Lateral Transfer Eligibility List, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Previously been full-time sworn officers of a regular police department in any municipality, county, university or State law enforcement agency for at least two (2) years; AND
  • Certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board; AND
  • Possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a Village of Plainfield Police Officer who has completed the probationary period; AND
  • Possess an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement -OR- a Bachelor's Degree in any field - OR - 60 credit hours from an accredited college, university or junior college; AND
  • Has taken and passed such examinations as the Commission deems necessary to determine fitness for duty as a police officer.   

 

Preference points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Plainfield for the following:

  • Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year,
    and were honorably discharged. A copy of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted
    with application to qualify.

  • Education: Persons who have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice from an
    accredited college, university or junior college. A copy of your official or unofficial transcripts must be
    submitted with application to qualify.

  • Experience: Persons who are certified as a police officer from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and currently serving in a part-time or full-time capacity for a municipality within the state of Illinois.

Each of the above listed items may earn you five (5) preference points. A maximum of five (5) points total may be applied.

 

Submission of Application

Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.  

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the following: 

Clear your calendar and make sure you are available on the following date: All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process. NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL SPAM FOLDER AS SOMETIMES EMAIL PROVIDERS (SUCH AS GMAIL, YAHOO, ETC.) SEND OUR EMAILS DIRECTLY TO SPAM. 

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:  Saturday, May 8, 2021 - Check-in by 8:00 AM - OR - Noon
Time to be determined based on number of eligible applicants participating.  You will be notified of your test time approximately 1 week prior to the written exam date.
Location: Plainfiled Fire Protection Facility
Address: 23748 W. 135th St.
               Plainfield, IL 60544
 
 

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of Plainfield Board of Police Commissioners, and the Village of Plainfield of Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Village of Plainfield Board of Police Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

The Village of Plainfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.