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Village of Lemont, Entry Level Police Recruits

Are you ready to join a great team?

The Village of Lemont is now accepting applications for Entry Level Police Recruits!


Compensation:                                      Starting from $74K*

*Starting salary is subject to change, negotiations    currently in progress.

*Salary does not include various stipends offered (shift differential, certified officer, etc.)

Sworn Officers:                            27

Population:                                   17, 629

Application Deadline:                  June 5, 2024, by 4:00 p.m. CST 



The Village of Lemont offers an ideal balance between big city amenities and small-town charm. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Lemont residents have easy access to world class attractions. Throughout Lemont are many excellent shops, restaurants, and businesses to serve residents and visitors.

The Village of Lemont Police Department consists of men and women committed to the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors. It is the mission of the Lemont Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence of fear and crime and to enhance public safety while partnering with our residents to improve their quality of life.

Read more about our department at:  Lemont Police Department | Village of Lemont, IL



2022 Lemont State of the Village Address (



This position performs a wide variety of tasks involving law enforcement, crime prevention, public relations, and assistance to citizens. Responds to calls for service, patrols areas of assignment and enforces criminal laws, traffic laws and village ordinances.

Investigates crimes and vehicle crashes and assists other agencies. Prepares reports and paperwork to document incidents and actions.

Officers work a desirable 12-hour shift schedule that offers numerous days off.



  • Citizenship: Must be a Citizen of the United States or an individual who has permanent resident status and is legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Driver’s License: Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirement: Applicant must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications {6/5/24) unless they are 20 and have completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the last date of filing applications {6/5/24) and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6., which provides in part that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a Certified {full-time) Law Enforcement Officer for a municipality in the United States.
  • Education: Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate, or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • FOID:  Must under federal law, be authorized to obtain, carry, purchase, or otherwise possess a firearm.
  • Vision: Binocular vision must be correctable to 20/20.
  • Residency: No residency requirement at this time.
  • Testing: Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • Valid P.O.W.E.R. CARD issued within one (1) year of application deadline 6/5/23-6/5/24)

P.O.W.E.R. card can be obtained at:


Phone:         847.998.8090

Website:     NIPSTA, IL | Official Website


Joliet Junior College

Phone:     815.998.8090

Website:  POWER Testing | Joliet Junior College (



Salary:  $74K subject to change, currently in CBA negotiations.

  • Salary does not include the variety of stipends offered.
  • This position is represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police and participates in the Police Pension.



The Village provides an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of “We Never Walk Alone” a Nationwide Peer Support & Mental Health Professional Network
  • Wellness program
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid time off includes:
    • Vacation:
      • Less than five (5) years             84 hours per year
      • Upon reaching 5 years              126 hours per year
      • Upon reaching 10 years       168 hours per year
      • Upon reaching 15 years        210 hours per year
      • Upon reaching 20 years        252 hours per year
    • Personal Time:  42 hours annually
    • Sick Time:  8.4 hours accrued monthly.



Do you meet the minimum requirements?

Do you want to join an extraordinary team?

If you answered yes…. We encourage you to continue with the application process as outlined below.



STEP 1:   

Download & complete application packet COPS & Fire Recruitment (

  • Application packets are not available at the Village of Lemont Police Department or Village Hall.
  • Applications will be available for purchase until June 5, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Completed applications must be returned no later than June 5, 2024, by 4:00 p.m.
    • (this is NOT a postmark date)
  • All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN:  Lemont PD

1251 Plum Grove Rd., Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL  60173

  • There is a $20.00 non-refundable application fee.

STEP 2: 

Attend MANDATORY Orientation & Written Examination

Date:                  Thursday, June 20, 2024

Location:                  Village of Lemont Police Department Training Room

14600 127TH St., Lemont, IL  60439

Time:                                6:00 p.m. Registration begins.

6:30 p.m. Orientation begins.

Written examination immediately following orientation.

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Lemont, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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