West Dundee Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 6/27/2022 4:00 PM

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of West Dundee Board of Fire and Police Commission, and the Village of West Dundee Board of Fire and Police Commission retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Village of West Dundee Board of Fire and Police Commission. 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.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no fee for this application. 

West Dundee Police Department

West Dundee, Illinois

The West Dundee, Illinois Fire and Police Commission is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the West Dundee Police Department.

Salary: $68,456 with excellent benefits 
Population: 8,000
Current Sworn Full Time Police Officers: 19
Authorized Part Time Police Officers: 2
An orientation video can be viewed at:  https://www.wdundee.org/EnterWDPD/WDPDOrientation2022.pdf

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

  • U.S. citizenship;  
  • No felony convictions;
  • Valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Except as otherwise provided by statute, applicants must be at least 21 and less than 35 years of age by the time of the written examination date (July 27, 2022);
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Test card or equivalent certificate issued within the past 12 months of the application deadline date (June 27, 2022)Only P.O.W.E.R. Test cards issued by NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College, or Triton College or equivalent will be accepted;
  • Residency within 35 miles of the Village of West Dundee will be required within one year of hire;


Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Village of West Dundee for the following pursuant to the applicable section of Illinois State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8 and 5/10-2.1-9: 

  • Military Experience: A minimum of 1 year of active duty for U.S. military service members with an Honorable Discharge. DD-214 must be submitted with application to qualify.   
  • Education: Possess an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related law enforcement field from an accredited community or junior college –OR-  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited college or university. A copy of the diploma or unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application to qualify.
  • Current Illinois Law Enforcement Officers: Persons awarded a certificate attesting to the successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act. A copy of your certificate must be submitted with application to qualify. 


Accelerated Entry 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 for at least two (2) years 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 are limited to apply through either the initial entry process or the lateral transfer process but may not apply through both.   In order to be eligible for the Lateral Transfer Eligibility List, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Proof of current full-time employment as a sworn officer of a regular police department in any municipality, county, university or State law enforcement agency for at least two (2) years; AND
  • Proof of Certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board; AND
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent GED; AND
  • Provide past and current work assignments; AND   
  • Provide past & current performance evaluations.

Accelerated Entry Lateral Transfer Candidate applications are available at: https://www.wdundee.org/forms (Choose Police Department tab to download application).  If you choose this option, please do not purchase the application on Apply To Serve.

Submission of Application:

Applications must be submitted online by Monday, June 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted.  Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted. 

Mandatory Remote On-Line Written Examination: Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing starting at 9 AM on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 through Friday, July 29, 2022 at 4 PM.  The test will only be available during this time period.  Candidates will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer.  All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process, along with further instructions for taking the on-line written exam. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).   

The Village of West Dundee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:
As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline.