Police Officer Career Opportunity

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 is an equal opportunity employer. For more details, review the application info packet.

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The application deadline is August 7th. If you have any questions about the application process, please call 847-359-9011, or email Kathy Lesselyoung.

The 2019 application and hiring timeline is as follows:
​June 7th – Open application period begins
​August 7th, 12 pm noon – Deadline to submit completed applications
​August 17th – Written exam and physical ability tests
​August 19th - 23rd – Oral board interviews
​August 28th - September 10th – 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!