BARTLETT, ILLINOIS POLICE DEPARTMENT RECRUITING
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Our officers serve with care and protect with confidence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! The Patrol Section is comprised of 27 officers, 4 sergeants and two commanders. Four teams working 12-hour shifts provide around the clock service. Officers and Sergeants are on a 56 day rotation between days (6:00 AM-6:00 PM) and nights (6:00 PM-6:00 AM). The work of the largest unit in the police department involves responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, traffic enforcement, preliminary investigations, investigating traffic crashes, and responding to the specific needs of the community. In order to meet the needs of the community, each patrol shift is comprised of a juvenile officer, field training officer, less lethal/Taser operator, evidence technician, breathalyzer operator, elderly service officer, and a Crisis Intervention Team officer.
The Bartlett Police Department Canine Unit is a multi-disciplinary law enforcement tool, specializing in patrol, narcotic-contraband detection, and human remains detection. Established in 1996, the Canine Unit currently operates under the Patrol Section, assigned to the Directed Patrol Team.
The Traffic Officer's duties are to increase public safety through enforcement of traffic laws to reduce traffic collisions and related injuries and fatalities and facilitate the safe and expeditious movement of vehicular traffic. The Traffic Officer employs community-policing philosophies to openly communicate with citizens to solve problems. A variety of speed monitoring and enforcement tools are used to increase public awareness of factors associated with traffic flow.
We currently staff the Investigations Section with four detectives who serve on a rotating basis. The detectives work 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. The detectives are on-call for a seven day period, Monday through Sunday. Detectives work on cases that require significant resources and specialized training. The detective will build a case using all information and evidence discovered and presents this case to the prosecutor. The goal of each case is to paint a clear picture of the crime which a jury will easily understand and hand down a guilty verdict. Throughout the entire process, the detective will maintain an open line of communication with the victims involved, offering referrals and resources as appropriate. Throughout the year, team members are continually receiving training to improve skill and knowledge. Networking with surrounding police agencies and members of the Law Enforcement community is performed daily.
Bartlett has two Crime Prevention Officers. Crime Prevention’s goals are to work closely with the community, while focusing our attention on the safety and security of our residents and businesses by utilizing crime prevention programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, C.P.T.E.D. (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), Business & Home Security Checks, Bank Robbery Awareness Training, Safety and ‘Stranger Danger’ Presentations.
Bartlett has one officer assigned to Bartlett High School and one officer assigned to Eastview Middle School. These school resource officers (SRO) provide a safe and secure building for students to learn in, while making positive relationships with the students, staff, and employees of District U-46. The SROs teach classes on 4th and 5th amendment rights, gang awareness, health issues on the use of illegal drugs and alcohol, Avid class on careers in law enforcement, teen driving/license restrictions, and Project Alert in the middle school. The SROs also collaborate on school safety and culture.
SROs work on numerous projects and activities with the students and attend school functions and events.
The Directed Patrol Team’s (DPT) functions include high visibility traffic enforcement, narcotics investigations, warrant service, and residential burglary patrols. The team’s flexibility allows for dedicated time and resources to proactively address a variety of issues and resolve citizen complaints. DPT is responsible for performing compliance checks on sex offenders and assists with parolee compliance checks. DPT works closely with patrol and investigations officers to reduce crime and traffic crashes, while building strong community relationships. DPT relies on crime and traffic crash data to effectively deploy resources in areas where crime and crashes are most frequently occurring. Additionally, DPT conducts community presentations at businesses, schools, and the citizen police academy.
Officers who are specially trained in helping individuals suffering mental illnesses or developmental disabilities serve as Crisis Intervention Team members.
Officers who work on the bicycle patrol team are utilized for high visibility patrols, citizen contacts, special events, and other identified patrol areas best suited for bicycle access.
Trained Evidence Technicians are responsible for processing crime scenes and accident scenes. This includes detection of latent fingerprints, crime scene photography, preservation and collection of physical evidence and crime scene sketching.
This 12 member team is designed to serve as a leadership focused group who participate in discussions on matters concerning the maintenance and development of organizational culture, have input on policy and procedural development and implementation, effect change, participate in binding decisions, improve inter-departmental communications, and enhance professional adaptability and team building.
The Specialized Police Emergency Action Response Team is trained in the execution of search warrants, related tactics, and initial medical response in support of law enforcement operations.
Members of the Honor Guard provide a display of uniformed police personnel at ceremonial events, including swearing in ceremonies, police funerals, and other special events.
Our in-house training instructors are responsible for instructing personnel in the safe and proper use of both less-lethal weapons and weaponless defensive tactics. Other instruction includes medical response, diversity, emergency vehicle operators course, and traffic stops.
The EMT is utilized to assist department operations when additional resources are required in the event of a natural or man-made disaster and civil disturbances.
The team of Field Training Officers instruct new recruits on laws, Department policy, procedures, rules and regulations.
Dynamic, current, realistic, scenario-based training is the core of our
ongoing in-house program. Our training instructors are certified to provide a well-rounded
and efficient training environment. We also take an active role in seeking out the
best and most relevant training available.
In addition to in-house classes, officers participate in monthly legal update online training and have the opportunity to attend a variety of outside courses.
The Bartlett Police Department has many diverse requirements which require commitment to provide all personnel with training needed to perform duties assigned in an ethical, efficient and effective manner. Career development planning is a way to train and educate an employee to perform in a capacity where the employee desires to serve at a level that meets the needs of the department and community. In order to achieve this result, the training program is designed to provide the opportunity for members to pursue a variety of career development options.