Police Department Recruitment

Applications are now available for the position of police officer with the Village of Buffalo Grove!A mandatory orientation will take place on June 5th, 2021. There will be two sessions for the orientation and exam; one at 8:00 AM (written exam at 9:00 AM) and 10:00 AM (written exam at 11:00 AM), applicants will be notified of their designated time after application. Orientation will be held at Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Road, in Buffalo Grove.

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The Buffalo Grove Police Department offers a traditional recruitment program as well as a lateral transfer opportunity (for current sworn officers).

Our agency provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, modern facility with workout room and no residency requirement.

As an officer with the Buffalo Grove Police Department, you will be presented with challenges and opportunities unequaled in any other profession.  We strive to recruit the most highly skilled, competent, dedicated, community-oriented officers possible.  Our officers pride themselves on performing their duties to the highest level of excellence.  After completing mandatory state academy training, new officers are assigned to the Patrol Division with a field training officer.  In addition to working as a patrol officer, there are several special assignments available within the department.

  • Criminal Investigator
  • Juvenile officer
  • School resource officer
  • Firearms instructor
  • Traffic specialist
  • I.C.E. Special Agent
  • Major Crimes Task Force
  • Defensive tactics trainer
  • K-9 Officer
  • Evidence technician
  • D.E.A. Task Force
  • Emergency Services Team (S.W.A.T.)
  • Community Relations
  • Field Training Officer

Please visit the Village's "Community Profile" page to learn more about the Village of Buffalo Grove. 

Who's Listening

Frank Horbus

SERGEANT