Certified Officer Lateral Program

Join the NPD!

The Town of Normal has created a Certified Officer Lateral Hiring Program and is NOW accepting applications.

Commitment Incentive

Lateral hires will receive a $7,500 Commitment Incentive.  

This incentive is contingent upon a three-year commitment to Normal PD and is paid immediately when you are hired.

Salary Information 

(as of October 1, 2022)

  • Year 2: $70,812
  • Year 3: $74,978
  • Year 4: $79,143
  • Year 5: $83,309
  • Year 10: $91,640

Lateral Officers will be paid a starting wage commensurate with their years of current and continuous full-time law enforcement experience with their prior employer, up to Step 10.

(e.g., if you are an Officer with five years of  experience in your current department, you will start at $82,279.)

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Chief Steve Petrilli Jr.

"Thank you for your interest in joining the Normal Police Department. Our officers make a difference in our community each and every day. NPD is a full-service professional agency. We are proud to be accredited ty the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. As an accredited agency, NPD is held to the highest standards in law enforcement."

-- NPD Chief Stephen A. Petrilli Jr.

Time Off Benefits

Time Off is also commensurate with previous service time, up to 10 years.


  • 2 years, but less than 6 years:                           6.67 hours per month
  • At least 6 years, but less than 14 years:        10.00 hours per month

Personal Convenience Leave:

Each employee with more than one (1) year but less than twenty (20) completed years of continuous employment with the Town:  Twenty-four (24) hours of personal convenience leave.

Paid Days Off Leave:

In lieu of holidays and holiday pay, employees shall receive
 seventy-two (72) paid hours off per year. Such leave shall be granted on April 1st of each year.

Court Leave:

In recognition of time committed by employees waiting to be engaged for court appearances, annually on April 1, all employees shall be granted 16 paid hours off.

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