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In order to be eligible for the position of patrol officer with the Willowbrook Police Department, at the time of original appointment to the Police Department, a person must meet the following minimum requirements in addition to any other requirements imposed by law or ordinance:
(A) Must be a minimum of twenty one (21) years of age, and a maximum of thirty five (35) years of age, unless already a certified police officer.
(B) Eyesight correctable to 20/20 in each eye, normal depth perception and no color blindness that would prevent an individual from performing the essential functions of the job.
(C) United States citizen.
(D) No felony convictions involving moral turpitude, as specified in 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/10-2.1-6.
(E) Weight proportionate to height.
(F) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; OR an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement from an accredited college/university; OR be qualified as a "lateral hire," pursuant to Section 5-1-14 hereafter. The requirement for a degree may be waived if one or more of the following applies: (1) the applicant has served for twenty four (24) months of honorable active duty in the United States Armed Forces and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable; or (2) the applicant has served 180 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces in combat duty recognized by the Department of Defense and has not been discharged dishonorably or under circumstances other than honorable. (Ord. 13-O-05, 2-25-2013; amd. Ord. 20-O-41, 9-14-2020)