(A)   Hiring standards. All applicants for the position of part-time police officer must comply with all state laws requiring certification standards and must meet the following standards of the village:
      (1)   Must be at least 21 years of age;
      (2)   Must be a high school graduate or equivalent;
      (3)   Must provide a certified physician’s statement of good health;
      (4)   Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license and have a good driving record;
      (5)   Must pass an oral interview with the Chief of Police or his or her designee;
      (6)   Must be in good physical condition;
      (7)   Must be able to qualify with a firearm and pass the required firearm training course certified by the state;
      (8)   Must be able to complete the mandatory police training required by the state and pass the final test for certification by the state or receive a waiver from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Boards for prior training or experience;
      (9)   Must be of good character and pass a background investigation;
      (10)   Must not have been convicted of any felony or other crime of moral turpitude;
      (11)   Must have fingerprints submitted to the state and FBI for purposes of checking criminal history record;
      (12)   Must pass any physical, written, lie detector or psychological tests required by the village.
   (B)   Salaries. All salaries of part-time police officers are to be established by the collective bargaining agreement governing the part-time police officers and approved by the Board of Trustees of the village.
   (C)   Appointment. All applicants for the position of part-time police officer shall be appointed and approved by the corporate authorities upon the recommendation of the Chief of Police.
   (D)   Training. All part-time police officers hired under the provisions of this section must have completed the training required of part-time police officers established by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board before being hired by the village.
   (E)   Duties; responsibilities. All part-time police officers shall have the same responsibilities of full-time police officers and such specific duties as delineated in the General Orders of the Elwood Police Department, but the number of hours part-time police officers may work within a calendar year is restricted.
(Ord. 979, passed 2-16-2011; Am. Ord. 1006, passed 6-20-2012)