Part-time officers will be certified sworn police officers in accordance with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board requirements, and possess full police powers for the city. They are required to pass all of the criteria of full-time sworn police officers, including:
(1) Be a U.S. citizen;
(2) Be at least 21 years of age;
(3) Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency;
(4) Possess a valid Illinois driver’s license;
(5) Have eyesight of 20/20, or correctable to 20/20, with no color blindness;
(6) Be in good physical health and pass the “P.O.W.E.R.” test;
(7) Pass a pre-employment medical exam, including a drug screen;
(8) Pass an oral interview and a background investigation;
(9) Pass a pre-employment psychological assessment and polygraph examination; and
(10) Successfully complete a field training program.
Candidates must have no felony convictions, or any violations (whether convictions or other dispositions where a finding of guilt was made) or other crimes involving moral turpitude as listed in 50 ILCS 705/6.1. The city will indemnify part-time police officers with public liability protection equal to that provided to full-time police officers. Additionally, the Illinois Tort Immunity Act provides immunity to public employees involved in the execution of law enforcement functions.
Part-time officers do not fall under the authority of the City of South Beloit Fire and Police Commission and are not members of the collective bargaining unit representing the full-time police officers. Although they are sworn police officers, their service is subject to the same employment rules as other part-time city employees. The maximum numbers of hours worked by part time officers is restricted to less than 1,000 hours per officer within a calendar year.
Applicants must be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays.
Starting pay $20.00/hr. Uniform provided.
Chief of Police
519 Blackhawk Blvd
South Beloit, IL 61080
Questions: (815) 389-1760