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Police Officer

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Police Officers
Role: Police Officer


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Thursday through Monday

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Prevent, detect and investigate disturbances; maintain order; patrol assigned areas; enforce traffic regulations. Comply with and adhere to all applicable state, federal and local laws.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Two years prior police experience.
  3. Must be a Certified Police Officer through Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and maintain such certification throughout the term of their employment.
  4. Be 21 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen.
  5. Possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  6. Must be able to walk eight hours per day and assist in evacuating non-ambulatory persons in an emergency.
  7. Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.
  8. Ability to use good discretion and deal courteously but firmly with general public.
  9. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  10. Availability and ability to work varying shift assignments.
  11. Ability to work in conditions that include exposure to extreme weather, intense physical activity, combat with armed and or/dangerous persons, individuals with contagious diseases, and safety hazards associated with emergency driving and traffic control.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Essential Duties:

  1. Proactively patrol a designated area during an assigned shift to preserve order and enforce traffic regulations.
  2. Investigate disturbances to determine appropriate action.
  3. Investigate calls of a non-threatening nature (e.g., injured or ill subjects and civil disagreements) to determine appropriate action.
  4. Investigate vehicle accidents and determine appropriate action.
  5. Patrol traffic and parking areas to enforce regulations.
  6. Respond to all emergencies during assigned duty shift. Administer first aid/perform CPR/ apply AED as necessary.
  7. Operate communication equipment; transmit all citizen complaint calls to appropriate police officer or other departments as appropriate for action and/or follow-up.
  8.  Prepare written reports of incidents occurring on assigned shift.

Other Duties:

  1. Maintain certification by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officer’s Training & Standards Board.
  2. Maintain annual firearms certification as required by Illinois Public Act 94-103.
  3. Maintain LEADS and AED/CPR certification.
  4. Participate in a minimum of 32 hours of in-service training per year. 
  5. Perform such other duties as may be required by State law, or Department rule, or as may be assigned by a superior officer.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  7. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Heavy (up to 100 lbs occasionally or 50 lbs frequently or 25 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Outdoor weather

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by XX/XX/XXXX and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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