Manteno, IL – Police Department Announces Openings for New and Lateral Police Officers


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Manteno, IL – The Manteno Police Department is actively creating eligibility lists for both new hires and lateral moves to fill several immediate police officer positions. The starting salary is set at $61,481, remaining in effect until May 2025, with the possibility of higher wages for officers bringing in valuable previous experience.

Located in Manteno, Illinois, the department is authorized for 21 full-time officers, emphasizing a comprehensive benefits package that includes 11 paid holidays, initial uniform and equipment provisions, and accruable benefit time from day one. Officers can look forward to 8 1/2-hour shifts with rotating days off in a patrol division that values both structure and work-life balance.

Beyond financial incentives, Manteno PD boasts a variety of specialized roles and training opportunities. With a newly occupied modern police station, the department provides state-of-the-art facilities, including a quality workout room and expansive locker rooms. Specialty roles include a dedicated investigations unit, school resource officers, and members of auto theft and various other task forces, alongside opportunities in SWAT, domestic violence, bicycle patrol, and drone operation. The department prioritizes extensive training in firearms, non-lethal options, de-escalation, and more, ensuring officers are well-equipped for their duties.

For interested candidates, applications are open until 4:00 pm (CST) on Friday, May 17, 2024, at The eligibility lists from this recruitment will be valid for two years or until exhausted. For more information, potential applicants can reach out to Lt. Brian Lockwood at


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