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Mundelein Police Department is currently accepting applications for Lateral Hire Police Officer!

The Mundelein Police Department is internationally accredited and nationally recognized as a leader in Community Oriented Policing is seeking Experienced Police Officers for Lateral Entry.

The Mundelein Police Department offers a wide variety of career paths and specialty assignments.  Competitive benefits and a starting salary range of $70,461.90 – $77,064.01 depending on experience. 

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

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

  • State of Illinois certification or waiver by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with no more than forty (40) hours of training required by that Board for recertification, if necessary. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States
  • Individuals must be at least 21 years old.
  • Education - High school education or equivalent thereof.
  • Experience – Must have previously been a full-time sworn Police Officer in any municipal, county, university or state or federal law enforcement agency, provided they are certified or have the ability to be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and have been previously employed as a law enforcement officer within the last two (2) years.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examinations and training requirements.
  • Ability to furnish upon request, a copy of the following: a resume; professional licenses; training certificates; documents confirming work experience; birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher learning; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214); employee evaluations; and any other employment related material as requested or required.

The Mundelein Police Department official job announcement consists of a fact sheet approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commission.  This job announcement includes a description of the duties, responsibilities, requisite skills and other minimum qualifications or requirements.  Police officer applicant informational packets are available on-line at: or printed application are available at:

Mundelein Police Department

221 North Lake Street

Mundelein, IL  60060

All informational packets must be completed and returned to the Mundelein Police Department by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019. 

The Village of Mundelein is an Affirmative/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Opportunity - School Crossing Guard

The Mundelein Police Department is looking for a reliable individual to serve as a School Crossing Guard.  Morning and afternoon hours are required.   All equipment and training are provided.  This position calls for prolonged standing, repetitive use of hand signals to motorists and school children, and the ability to withstand a variety of year-round fluctuating weather conditions.  Minimum age 18 required.

Hourly rate $10.00 per hour; $40.00 per day guarantee

Applications are available at the Village of Mundelein, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein, IL 60060 or on our website at  

Completed applications may be emailed to

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and background investigation.

The Village of Mundelein is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

An exciting Career in Community-Focused Law Enforcement

The Mundelein Police Department works in a unique partnership with the community.  Police Officers focus on prevention of crime before it happens through the Department’s community involvement and solution-oriented programming. The success of the community programs of the Mundelein Police Department have led it to become a model for other departments in the state.

The Mundelein Police Department strives to provide the highest quality of police services to the community. To do so requires citizen involvement in the identification and solution of problems within the community. The Mundelein Police Department works to improve the quality of life for the residents of Mundelein though enhanced police services, while protecting the constitutional rights of all citizens.

A Fresh Approach to Law Enforcement


At the Mundelein Police Department, employees focus on more than just “business-as-usual” police work. Mundelein Police department employees are involved in solving problems and creating solutions through active participation in the community and community events.

About Mundelein, Illinois

Mundelein is located in central Lake County, Illinois 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, five miles west of Interstate 94, and 20 miles north of O’Hare airport. Mundelein is served by four major state highways: Route 60, Route 45, Route 176, and Route 83. Mundelein is culturally and ethnically diverse with over 31,000 residents. The village has evolved over the past two decades from a rural-oriented, blue collar, small town to a suburban, middle-class, diversified community. Mundelein is home to over 700 businesses, mostly small-to medium-sized companies. Mundelein has a diverse manufacturing sector and a strong industrial base centered on the medical products industry.

The Village of Mundelein is an Affirmative / Equal Opportunity Employer

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