Police Department


Entry Level Application – Due by October 6th at 4:00 p.m.    Lateral Application – Open

How to apply:

  • Free applications available online
  • Submit application and all required documentation by Friday, October 6, 2023, at 4:00 PM
  • You may complete the form electronically and e-mail a saved copy to policerecruitment@wilmette.com or print and mail, or deliver the form to:

Wilmette Police Department
710 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091

For questions, please contact Management Assistant Emily Janowiak at janowiake@wilmette.com  or (847) 853-7549.

Testing Information for Entry Level Only – (In-person and Virtual testing options available):

Entry Level Applicants must attend one of the following testing sessions:

  • Sunday, October 15, 2023. In-person testing will take place at 9:00 AM at Loyola Academy located at 1100 Laramie Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091. Additional details to be released at a later time.
  • Virtual testing the week of October 16, 2023, during business hours. You will take the exam in your own home, and each will be proctored virtually. The exact date and time for the virtual testing session will be determined at a later time.

For more information on compensation and benefits see the below informational packets.

Entry-Level Information Packet                                                  Lateral Entry Information Packet 

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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