Employment Opportunites

School Resource Officer




Salary:   Competitive, commensurate with experience


Application Deadline:      Friday, November 10, 2023


Job Description:


The City of Arcola is seeking a dedicated and qualified School Resource Officer to join our law enforcement team. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in maintaining the safety and security of our schools, fostering positive relationships with students, and supporting educational institutions in our community.




  • Provide a visible and approachable presence in schools to ensure the safety and security of students, staff, and visitors.
  • Develop and implement programs to promote school safety and address issues related to youth and education.
  • Build positive relationships with students and school staff to foster trust and open communication.
  • Respond to and investigate incidents, crimes, or disturbances within school premises.
  • Promote a safe and inclusive educational environment.
  • Collaborate with school administrators and local law enforcement agencies as needed.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to students on law-related topics.
  • Participate in community engagement and outreach activities.




  • Illinois Certified Law Enforcement Officer preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Proven experience in community policing, youth engagement, or school resource officer roles is a plus.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and handle difficult situations effectively.
  • Knowledge of local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening.


How to Apply:


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications, relevant experience, and a statement of their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the community. Please send your application to nsuding@arcolaillinois.org


Application Deadline:      Friday, November 10, 2023


The City of Arcola is an equal opportunity employer.



Application available here.