Lateral Police Officers

Lateral Police Officers

The Hickory Hills Police Department is now accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers. Interested officers must have at least two or more years of continuous full-time employment in civilian law enforcement in Illinois.

The officers must have been certified by the Illinois Police Training Board as a certified police officer and be in good standing with their current police department. Interested officers will be subject to a medical examination, physiological examination, psychological examination, polygraph examination, background investigation, and oral examination.

Interested officers are exempt from the written examination and the P.O.W.E.R. test. A Lateral Transfer Eligibility List will be established from a pool of eligible, certified candidates.

Placement on the list, shall not be a factor in the appointive process. All applicants must meet all other requirements of a police officer.

Applicants will be removed from the list if they have been out of the profession for more than one year or a written notification is made to the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners by the applicant indicating their desire to be removed from the list.

Click here for a Lateral Police application. Lateral Police applications can also be picked up in person at the Hickory Hills Police Department or Hickory Hills City Hall.

The Lateral Police applications can be returned to the Administration Division of the Hickory Hills Police Department or emailed to Executive Assistant Eve Eenigenburg at

All questions can be directed to the Administration’s Division at (708)430-7171. Lateral Officers will begin at $72,249 (step 3) and will top out at $97,125 (step 8).