Our Lateral Testing Process

The Village of Rockton, Illinois Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Rockton Police Department. 

Starting Lateral Salary: $64,849.58- $77,211.34 (2-5 years) 

Sworn Police Officers: 17

Population: 7,900

12 Hour Patrol Shift


  • Uniforms, Ballistic Vests with Outer Carrier, Duty Belt and Gear, Firearm, etc. - Paid for by the Village

  • Health Insurance BCBS HMO/PPO + Eye & Dental

  • Field Training and Acting Shift Commander Pay Incentive

  • Downstate Police Pension

  • Life Insurance

  • 10 Paid Holidays – May be banked hours at officer’s preference

  • 36 Hours Personal Leave - Immediately

  • 42 Hours Vacation – After Field Training Completion

  • 84 Hours Vacation – After 1 year of Service

  • Vacation Sell Back

  • Paid Sick Leave and Bereavement Leave – Sick Leave Accumulates to 504 Hours

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Retirement Healthcare Funding Account

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Rockton Police Association – Relief Fund

  • F.O.P. Represented

  • $500 Tuition/Advanced Training Reimbursement

  • Shift Differential

  • Longevity Pay – After 5 years of Service

  • LEXIPOL – Policy & Procedure with Training Aids

  • PACE Scheduling System with Mobile Application

  • Technology – AXON Fleet 3 In-Car Camera with License Plate Reader (LPR), AXON Body Worn Cameras Issued to Each Officer, FLOCK Safety –Stationary License Plate Readers, Several Investigative Databases



  • ILEAS Mobile Field Force

  • Honor Guard

  • Winnebago/Boone Integrity Task Force

  • Illinois Crimes Against Children Task Force

  • Illinois State Police Violent Crime Intelligence Task Force

  • Winnebago Major Crash Assistance Team

  • Handgun & Rifle Instructors

  • Handgun & Rifle Armorers

  • ALICE Instructors (Active Intruder Training)

  • Field Training Officer

  • Acting Shift Commander

  • School Resource Officer (SRO)

  • Investigator

  • Basic SWAT Training

  • Evidence Officer

  • Quartermaster

  • Less than Lethal Instructor

  • Pepperball Instructor

  • Taser Instructor

  • Firearms Simulator Instructor

  • Bike Patrol

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Rockton, Illinois Board of Police and Fire Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship;

  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);

  • Possess a valid state-issued driver's license;

  • Minimum of 21 years of age;

  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;

  • Must have a minimum of two years of continuous employment as a full-time Illinois law enforcement officer with their current employer and in good standing;

  • Must successfully complete an oral interview and background investigation.;

  • Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation, M-Pulse assessment and medical screening (including drug and alcohol screening).



It is your responsibility to provide the following documents to the department.  Documents can submitted within online application, by email (PDF Copy) to info@rocktonpolice.org or mailed/hand delivered to Rockton Police Department, C/O Lateral Application, 110 East Main Street, Rockton, IL 61072

1.  High School Diploma or GED Certificate (copy)

2.  Certified Birth Certificate (copy)

3.  College or University degree (copy)  

4.  Military Service Record (DD-214) (copy)

5.  Drivers License (copy of both sides)

6.  Citizenship and or Naturalization Papers (if applicable)

7.  Social Security Card (copy of original)

8.  Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (copy)


Fill out this application completely and accurately.  All statements in our application are subject to verification. 


False statements in this application or failure to provide the requested documents will bar you from further consideration in the application process. 

Qualified applicants will be contacted for advancement in the selection process.

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