Police Officer - Lateral

City of Moline   Moline, IL   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 23, 2023
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Police Officer-Lateral

Salary and Benefits

  • Pay commensurate with full years of certified law enforcement experience.
    • As of March 2023, an officer with seven years of experience would start at $70,129 rather than the regular starting base pay of $61,480.
    • An officer will be paid the same as an officer at Moline with the same years of experience.
  • Lateral officers are eligible for the same generous benefit package, which includes health insurance, pension, vacation, sick time and bonus days which includes:
    • 5-2/5-3 patrol schedule
    • Earning 1.65 hours of vacation for the first year and 3.07 per hour in years 2-5.
    • Officers in patrol receive one bonus day each six months in patrol.
    • Officers in patrol receive 111.54 bonus day accrued leave.
  • Uniform Allowance: $800/year
  • Firearms Proficiency Pay: Up to $360/year
  • Physical Fitness Incentive: $200/year
  • Shift Differential: $0.45/hour for 2nd shift and $0.55/hour for 3rd shift


  • In-house training

Probationary Period

  • 12 months for those already certified as Illinois law enforcement officers

Age and Residency

  • 21-34 years of age to apply (see exceptions in online applicant packet)
  • Must live within a 40-mile radius of 1630 8th Avenue in Moline within 2 years of hire (includes Illinois and Iowa)
  • $100 per month living allowance for Moline residents (see details in online applicant packet)
  • Additional requirements contained further in online applicant packet

Characteristics of the Job

Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine tasks requiring application of judgment based on knowledge gained through experience and training and occasionally exercises independent judgment when dealing with emergency situations.  Is responsible for the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Moline through enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Work normally consists of pro-active patrol responding to calls for service, traffic regulation and investigative duties in a designated area of the city.  May also be assigned to specialized units responsible for follow-up investigations, self-initiated criminal investigations, traffic enforcement and other support or staff services.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent; ability to successfully complete the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers Training Board Basic Recruit Training; must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions; good social and general intelligence.

Skill in the use of firearms.

Ability to exercise good judgment and establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with peers, superiors, other agencies and the general public.


City of Moline

619 16th St.
Moline , IL