Lateral Transfer Police Officer


Lateral Police Officer 

          Chicago Ridge Police Department                

Salary:    $78,249.11   (Based on the current CBA and individual experience)

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications for Lateral Transfer Police Officer

Applicants for lateral transfer Police Officer appointments must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application: 

  • Applicants must be at least 23 years old
  • Be a High School Graduate (or GED)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to speak, write, and understand the English language.
  • Applicants must not have been convicted of any crime, or be guilty of infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct.  Also, applicants must have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude, as specified in 65 ILCS 5/Article 10-1-7(c).
  • Must currently serve with a Federal, State, County or local law enforcement agency, for at least one (1) year of uninterrupted service as a full-time, non-probationary, sworn law enforcement officer (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement).
  • Must have successfully completed the Illinois Basic Law Enforcement Academy and possess current certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement).
  • Must be able to demonstrate physical agility and muscular coordination to perform the duties of the job of police officer.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to pass the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (Power Test) upon request prior to hire.
  • Must pass a polygraph examination, a thorough background investigation, a medical examination, a psychological assessment, and a drug screening.
  • All appointed police officers, within 18 months of appointment, shall make his/her place of residence within the boundaries established by the police contract.

Employees covered by the terms and conditions of the agreement shall maintain their domicile and bona fide place of residence within the following specific boundaries during all periods of service with the Village of Chicago Ridge

  1. East: State Line
  2. North: Route 290; Route 88
  3. West: Route 88; Route 53
  4. South: Route 30 
  • The Chicago Ridge Police Department will take military experience into consideration.

Download the Employment Application here


 Pick application up:

Chicago Ridge Police Department

10425 S. Ridgeland Ave

Chicago Ridge, IL 60415


Applications must be returned, completed in full, by March 31, 2022 to the Chicago Ridge Police Department.