Police Officer Application

2024 Lateral Application cycle is OPEN!

We are currently accepting applications for qualified lateral candidates who are currently or have been a certified police officer.

Click Here to download the application!

For further questions please contact Coleen Schaller at cschaller@glen-carbon.il.us or 618-288-7226. 

Applicants for appointment to the position of probationary or lateral Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application: 

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have an educational level of at minimum of: 
  • an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) from an accredited program, or 
  • a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited program, or
  • have graduated from high school and be currently certified as having successfully completed the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, as provided for in the Illinois Police Training Act, or who may otherwise qualify for such a certificate through an equivalent certification in another state or jurisdiction, or
  • 24 months of honorable active duty service in the United States Armed Forces, or 
  • 180 days of active-duty service in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6)
  • (LATERAL APPLICANT ONLY) Must be certified as having successfully completed the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course
  • (LATERAL APPLICANT ONLY) Must be or have been a full-time sworn officer for a minimum of two (2) years in any municipal, county, university, or State law enforcement agency, provided they are or can be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB), at the time of initial hire.
  • Applicant must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements.
  • Must have the ability to furnish upon request a copy of the following: a resume; professional license; training certifications; documents confirming work experience; a birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher education; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214); employee evaluations; and any other employment related material as requested or required.

Selection Process:

  • Each phase of the process is pass / fail and required to proceed to the next.
  • Examination with the Board of Police Commission
  • Character and background investigation and credit check
  • Post-offer examinations including, but not limited to: psychological evaluation; medical examination; vision screening; drug screening; and polygraph.
  • All appointments are subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.

Eligibility List:

An initial eligibility list will be created from qualified applicants that submit the required application materials. Placement on any eligibility list shall be based upon the relative excellence of the applicants.

In the event that pre-screening identifies applicants who have certain knowledge, skills and abilities that make those applicants more desirable for the position sought to be filled, the Village of Glen Carbon Police Commission may interview those applicants only for consideration.

Credible Service Time:

Credible service time with regard to the police pension system is controlled by law, specifically but not limited to the portability clause of Article 3 of the Illinois Pension Code, and requires the candidate to pay the “true cost” for the transfer of service time, which is actuarially determined, into the pension system.