Certified Police Officer Lateral Entry

The City of Geneva Board of Fire Police Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer to establish a Lateral Entry Eligibility ListThe salary is up to Step 3 - $86,855.


The deadline is 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2023. The first review of applications will occur on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

Submit an application and supporting documents by email or U.S. Mail to:

Human Resources Generalist Mera Johnson
22 S. First St.
Geneva, IL 60134

Selection Process

Candidates who submit a completed application and supporting documents and meet the minimum qualifications may be invited to participate in an on-site interview. A candidate’s placement on any lateral entry eligibility list shall be by alphabetical order of their last name. The Lateral Entry Eligibility List will be maintained in parallel to the Police Officer eligibility list. Applicants may be invited to participate in and successfully advance through the following steps:

  1. Oral interview with representatives from the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, Police Department and Human Resources
  2. Preliminary character and background investigation
  3. Polygraph examination
  4. Detailed character and background investigation
  5. Post-offer examinations, including but not limited to a psychological evaluation, medical examination, vision screening, and drug screening
  6. All appointments are subject to a probationary period

Minimum Qualifications

Please review the minimum qualifications to be considered for lateral entry. 

Lateral entry candidates who have been determined by the Commission to meet the aforementioned requirements will not be required to attend the orientation or take the written examination. For such candidates, the examination process may consist of a background investigation, oral interview, polygraph, psychological, physical agility examination (or valid POWER Card) and medical examination prior to appointment.

Special Requirements

The online checklist will help ensure you submit all of the required application materials and documentation. The required documents may be emailed at the time of application submission, mailed or dropped off at the City of Geneva Human Resources Division, Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Geneva Police Department accepts for employment and promotes its employees without regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status, order of protection status, physical or mental handicap unrelated to the ability to perform the essential job functions or any other status or class protected by federal, state, or local law.

The Geneva Police Department bases its hiring practices and promotions on merit, experience, education, and other qualifications applied to all applicants and in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity and as required by any other applicable federal, state, or local law. The Geneva Police Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify the City of Geneva Human Resources Division in advance.

All information contained in or connected with this application will be considered personal and confidential to the extent possible or permitted by law and used only in conjunction with your possible employment by the Geneva Police Department. Please furnish the City with complete information as outlined on this page. 

More Information

Any questions concerning the employment process should be directed to Mera Johnson, Human Resources Generalist, via email or by calling 630-232-0867.