Police Department


Applications for Pre-Certified – Lateral Police Officers are NOW available beginning October 7, 2022, on the IO Solutions Website

For additional information on the position view our Lateral Packet

Lateral Applicants – Frequently Asked Questions


Basic Requirements Regional Special Teams Assignments
4 Year College Degree Major Crimes Task Force Patrol
Excellent Physical Condition Burglary Task Force Investigations
High Moral Character Major Crash Assistance Field Training Officer
Valid Driver’s License NIPAS School Liaison/ Community Relations Officer
Good Driving Record     Emergency Service Team Forensic Specialist
    Mobile Field Force Firearms Instructor
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Drone Operator
Tactical Officer



The Wilmette Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency responsible for providing professional police services to the residents and visitors of the Village of Wilmette.  We are staffed by forty-four sworn police officers who are assigned to patrol, criminal investigations, or as a school resource officer.  The police facility is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week.  We maintain our own temporary lock-up and a twenty four hour communication center, as well as a full time civilian police social services counselor.

The Wilmette Police Department was one of the first police agencies nationally to make a four year college degree a condition of employment.  We have a very competitive recruitment and selection process that identifies high quality police officer candidates.  We pride ourselves on providing a high level of service while enforcing state statutes and Village ordinances ethically and impartially.

We were also one of the first agencies nationally to obtain Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) in 1986.  The purpose of CALEA is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners, which covers a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives, establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence.

Specifically, CALEA’s goals are to:

  • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities;
  • Formalize essential management procedures;
  • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices;
  • Improve service delivery;
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.

I strongly encourage all members of our community to stay connected with the Village of Wilmette via E-news, Facebook, Twitter as well as the community notification system for emergency messages.


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Police Department Headquarters

710 Ridge Road

Wilmette, Illinois 60091

(847) 256-1200 Non-Emergency

(847) 256-2739 Fax

Emergency: 9-1-1