SOUTH HOLLAND | The Police Department will hire a new patrol officer in the coming weeks.
The Village Board on Monday voted 4-0, with three trustees absent, to allow the Police Department to hire an officer from among the applicants who took the police examination earlier this year.
Village Attorney Timothy Lapp said the person chosen for the police position will still have to undergo physical and psychological examinations, along with a check of their criminal record, to ensure they are qualified for the post.
Lapp said the process could take 30 to 45 days to complete. The new police hire then would have to successfully complete a stint at the Police Academy before formally joining the Police Department as a patrol officer.
Three trustees were not present for Monday’s meeting, meaning that Village President Don De Graff had to cast a vote for the hire.