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Village of Mount Prospect, Police Officer

Police Officer (Now accepting applications for New Recruits & Lateral Officers)

The Mount Prospect Police Department is actively seeking highly motivated and committed women and men to serve as police officers to a diverse community of 56,000 residents by living the Department’s motto: With COURAGE We Protect; With COMPASSION We Serve. With a rich history, the Mount Prospect Police look forward to an exciting and progressive future. YOU can be a part of that future.

Now accepting new police recruit applications through August 5, 2022. New recruit officer test on August 20, 2022. MPPD is also accepting ongoing lateral officer applications. Applications for lateral officers are continuously accepted. Next review of lateral applications will be June 15, 2022.


  • Starting salary $69,667 for new recruits; $77,327 – $97,410 (DOQ) for lateral police officers. Top Salary: $105,925
  • Pension Plan
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
  • Specialty pay, longevity pay & certified Police Officer Pay
  • Health, dental, vision, life insurance
  • 3-hour minimum pay for court
  • Day/Afternoon shifts work on a 5-2/5-3 day off schedule; Midnight shift works 5-3 day off schedule

For minimum requirements, additional benefit information and an application to apply as a new recruit or as a lateral officer, visit .

The Village of Mount Prospect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all. People of diverse backgrounds, veterans and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





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