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Date(s) - September 22, 2020
6:00 pm

City Council Chambers

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The Board of Police Commissioners consists of three members appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve staggered 3 year terms. Since the City of Northlake is served by two Fire Protection Districts, the Commission only concerns itself with the Police Department.

The duties of the Commission are to recruit and hire new Police Officers, the promotion of Officers to higher rank, and the hearing of disciplinary cases. This Commission shall have only those powers as are prescribed by 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes.

The Commission maintains eligibility lists for initial appointments and promotions. The Initial Eligibility list is valid for two years, the Promotional Eligibility list is valid for three years. When an opening exists in the Police Department, the next candidate on the Eligibility List will be contacted to fill that position. If the List has expired or has been exhausted, the Commission will accept applications to test for a new Eligibility List. Notices of Examinations will be posted in local newspapers, the local cable channel, City Hall, and various other locations, along with the requirements for application.

The Police Department currently is at full strength, with a Police Chief and 35 full-time officers. All full-time officers of the Police Department, with the exception of the Chief come under the jurisdiction of the Board of Police Commissioners. The Police Chief is appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve at their pleasure. The Part-time Officers, Auxiliary Officers, and Code Enforcement Officers are also appointed by the Mayor and City Council, and are not under the jurisdiction of the Board of Police Commissioners.

Meeting Times: The 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.; Special Meetings or Disciplinary Hearings are held when necessary, the dates and times will be posted in the lobby at City Hall.
Meeting Location: Northlake Police Department. The meetings are open to the public
Member Requirements: The current Commission Rules require an applicant to be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Illinois for one year, 21 years of age at the time of submission of application, and must be no more than 35 years of age at time of hire, have 60 hours of college credit from an accredited college or university with an equivalent grade point average of “C”. College requirement waived if applicant has completed two years as a full-time police officer with another department or has two years of full-time military service and an honorable discharge. Lateral entry program available to applicants who have completed three or more years of full-time employment with the same department.

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