Police Officer - Part Time (MUST IL LE CERTIFIED)

Job descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


To perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigation activities; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department.


  • Receives general supervision from the supervisory staff.
  • Exercises supervision when acting as Officer In Charge or in emergency situations as senior ranking officer per department policy.

FUNCTION STATEMENTS - Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol a designated area of the Village to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes; enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; check buildings for physical security.
  • Respond to general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
  • Collect, process, photograph and present evidence including fingerprints, fibers, blood and related physical evidence.
  • Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; check speed with radar; perform selective traffic enforcement; issue warnings and citations.
  • Direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Assist motorists in distress; clear roadway hazards; enforce parking ordinances.
  • Conduct traffic accident analyses and general traffic surveys; conduct investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; take an active role in areas of public education relative to crime and crime prevention; make public presentations as assigned.
  • Investigate crimes; gather and preserve evidence; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders; testify and present evidence in court.
  • Prepare reports on calls for service, criminal complaints, arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Maintain custody of prisoners; transfer prisoners to holding facility.

Marginal Functions:

  • Perform a variety of special projects as assigned.
  • Provide assistance to the Detective as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain and inspect department equipment; report damage or disrepair.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Safety Functions:

  • Accept willingly and be supportive of all safety rules, procedures and objectives.
  • Be familiar with safety rules applicable to the job and to consult with a supervisor prior to performing any tasks if the appropriate procedure for the task in unknown or unclear.
  • Notify a supervisor promptly or correct any unsafe conditions, activities or hazards observed.
  • Keep all work areas clean and orderly.
  • Never report to work or perform any job tasks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Operate no equipment without having received the proper training and authorization.
  • Refrain from engaging in horseplay, which can lead to accidents and injuries.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment while performing a task either required by rule, practice, or common sense.
  • Report promptly to a supervisor all accidents and injuries which have occurred while working.
  • Cooperate and assist in accident investigations.
  • Comply with established safety rules and procedures.
  • Demonstrate sound safety practices and precautions and promote a positive attitude toward safety.


Knowledge of:

  • Police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques.
  • Criminal law and criminal procedures with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the seizure and preservation of evidence.
  • Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory.
  • First aid principles, practices and techniques.
  • Self defense tactics.
  • Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
  • Public relations techniques.
  • Report writing techniques and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places.
  • Use and properly care for firearms.
  • Understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine and take emergency action.
  • Identify potential crime situations or traffic hazards and take preventive action.
  • Meet the first aid requirement as prescribed by the State of Illinois and to administer first aid.
  • Meet the physical requirements established by the Department.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:
  • Exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circum-stances
  • Evaluating various options and alternatives and choosing an appropriate and reasonable course of action
  • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities during training and testing processes.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
  • Effecting arrests
  • Subduing resisting individuals
  • Chasing fleeing subjects
  • Running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations
  • Moving equipment and injured/deceased persons
  • Climbing stairs/ladders
  • Performing life-saving and rescue procedures
  • Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to:
  • Armed and dangerous persons
  • Dangerous animals
  • Communicable diseases
  • Hazards of emergency driving
  • Hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic
  • Natural and man-made disasters.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
  • Making observations
  • Communicating with others
  • Reading and writing
  • Operating assigned equipment and vehicles.

Experience and Training Guidelines: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience - Two years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience.
  • Training - High School Diploma or GED.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a Law Enforcement Officer Certificate issued by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Board.


Environmental Conditions:

  • Work in an office or emergency peace control environment
  • May work in intense life-threatening conditions
  • Exposure to dangerous persons, firearms, bodily fluids, and noise
  • May be exposed to emergency and disaster situations
  • May work in stressful situations.

Physical Conditions:

  • Sitting, standing, running, walking, crawling, climbing, stooping and lifting for prolonged periods of time
  • Operating a motorized vehicle.