Police Employment

Police Employment

The Village of Huntley's reputation as one of the best communities in the Chicagoland area is highly dependent on our police officers. The Village of Huntley is a growing community in an ideal location, making it a great place to live and a great place to work!

Eligibility List
Every two years, an eligibility list is compiled of candidates for the position of Police Officer. This process includes a written application, physical testing, written exam, oral interviews.  The Huntley Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer to establish our next eligibility list until September 11, 2020 at 2 pm.

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Huntley at a Glance


Authorized Sworn Officers 2020:    36

Demographics

  • Population 2000:    5,730
  • Population 2018:    27,440
  • Estimated Population 2050:    41,000

Location

  • Located along I-90 at Illinois Route 47, approximately 45 minutes west of Chicago and 30 minutes west of O’Hare International Airport
  • Corporate limits encompass 14.22 square miles
  • Neighboring communities include Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Gilberts, Hampshire, Marengo and Woodstock
  • The Village is divided between Kane County in the south and McHenry Country in the north

Paid Benefit Time

 

 Vacation Time Holidays—Twelve Paid 

  • 80 hours after 1 year of service
  • 120 hours after 5 years of service
  • 136 hours after 9 years of service
  • 160 hours after 12 years of service
  • 184 hours after 16 years of service
  • 200 hours after 20 years of service
  • 224 hours after 24 years of service
 
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and day after
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
 
Personal Time
 
Compensatory Time
 
  • 8 hours after 6 months of service
  • 24 hours after 1 year of service 
 
  • May accrue up to 80 hours which can be carried over from year to year
 
Sick Time
 
Bereavement Leave
 
  • 8 hours earned per month (sick leave buy-back incentives available)
 
  • 3 days paid leave for immediate family members
 
Military Leave
 
 
  • Shall be granted in accordance with existing laws

 

Insurance and Pension Benefits
  • Current plan consists of United Healthcare PPO or Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and MetLife dental plan.  The Village covers 75% for health and dental insurance. 
  • Huntley Police Officers are members of the Downstate Pension Fund and contribute 9% per paycheck that is matched with the Village’s contributions.
  • Full-time employees have the opportunity to enroll in AFLAC for additional coverage.
  • Officers can also participate in a 457 deferred compensation plan.

Pay
  • We offer a competitive salary starting at $62,566 in 2020 and topping out in eight years at $97,685.
  • Education Pay of  $250 per year will be awarded to officers with an Associate’s Degree  and officers with a Bachelor’s Degree receive an additional $500 per year.
  • Specialty Pay will be given for eligible duty assignment including the following: accident investigator (with 80 hours training), evidence technicians (with 80 hours training), detectives, school resource officer, firearms trainers, defensive tactics trainers, Community Response Team, ILEAS, SWAT, and specialized drug task force assignment.  Field training officers and officers in charge receive an additional $4 per hour while engaged those duties.

Additional Incentives
  • Uniforms and Equipment are issued to all police officers.  Special duty uniforms are also provided by the Village.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for approved courses directly related to the employee’s job will be reimbursed 100% (50% if not directly related) upon receiving a grade “C” or better.
  • Work Schedule is based on a 12-hour day allowing the officers every other weekend off duty with rotating days off during the week.
  • Physical Fitness Voluntary Program consists of an annual P.O.W.E.R. test.  Those that successfully complete the test will be awarded a $400.00 stipend. 
  • Huntley Police officers are represented by Metropolitan Alliance of Police, Chapter #207.

     


Career Development

It is the policy of the Village of Huntley Police Department to enrich career and advancement opportunities of all its employees through a Career Development Program. Career development is essential to job satisfaction as well as to efficient, effective and productive job performance.

The Career Development Program is intended to provide diverse career paths that sworn members can follow, thereby producing thoroughly trained police generalists as well as trained specialists and supervisors.        

Career Development Opportunities  
  • Accident Investigator
  • Bicycle Officer
  • Breath Analysis Operator
  • Community Response Team
  • Control Tactics Instructor
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • L.E.A.D. the Way Officer
  • Deputy Chief
  • Driving Instructor
  • Drug Taskforce
  • Evidence Technician
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Forensic Interviewer
  • Drone Team
  • Gang Enforcement Officer
  • Investigator
  • Juvenile Officer/Specialist
  • Kane County SWAT
  • K-CART
  • Mobile Field Force (ILEAS)
  • Officer in Charge
  • Recruiting Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Sergeant
  • Truck Enforcement Officer
  • Voice Stress Analysis Specialist
  • Major Investigative Assistance Team of McHenry County (MIAT)
  • Kane County Major Crime Task Force


Geographic Based Policing

The Huntley Police Department is structured to deliver police services through the practice of geographic policing.  The Village is divided into four areas.  An area sergeant is assigned to each section and that sergeant is responsible for the community needs in that specific area.  The sergeant tracks activity, analyzes crime trends, monitors traffic issues, identifies and responds to neighborhood problems and serves as a conduit between the community and the police department.



Accreditation

The Huntley Police Department maintains accredited status through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  The purpose of CALEA is to establish standards of professional excellence for public safety agencies, and to develop and administer a process for recognizing voluntary compliance with industry best practices.

On July 31, 2010, the Huntley Police Department was awarded full accreditation status by CALEA.  Upon acceptance, the Huntley Police Department became only the second agency in McHenry County to obtain this coveted award.


 
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The Village of Huntley is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, religious affiliation, marital status, military status, order of protection status, arrest record, or any other legally protected status. 

Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act