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Police Officer

Chicago, Illinois




500 W. Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60661







Salary: $22.86/hour


Application Deadline: 4/4/12




Amtrak Police Officer - 90152107

Chicago, IL



The Amtrak Police Department in Chicago, IL is recruiting candidates for the position of Police Officer at our Headquarters located in Chicago Union Station.





Performs general police duties, processes and operations for the protection of life and property and enforces federal, state and local laws, prevents crime and preserves peace in railroad surface transportation environment.





Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. A certificate of successful completion of a basic training program at a state authorized training academy, or current related experience as a police officer or similar law enforcement experience. An Associates Degree or 60 hours/credit from an accredited college or university is preferred.



Other Requirements:

  • Must be a United States Citizen or have the right to work in the United States

  • Be a minimum of 21 years of age

  • Have a valid driverís license. Possession of a valid driverís license if required at the time of appointment.

  • Must be able to obtain police commission within the state in which assigned or in state of residence

  • Must have a history of good conduct and be of high moral character.

  • Must be able to pass all aspects of the selection process to include a physical agility test meeting the following standards:

    • Bench Press: 57% applicants weight

    • Illinois Agility Run: 20.6 seconds

    • 300 Meter run: 92 seconds, Push ups: 12

    • 1.5 mile run: 19 minutes 45 seconds


A written examination, passing a job related physical, psychological examinations and in depth background investigation are also required. A pre-employment physical/drug screen will be administered to the successful candidate.



Communication and Interpersonal Skills:


Must be able to effectively deal with people under various circumstances to resolve problems and neutralize hostilities. Must maintain regular lines of communication with law enforcement, judicial bodies and administrative groups. Must be able to give testimony in court or at administrative hearings in a clear and relevant manner.    


Amtrak appreciates your interest in this position. Upon review of your resume, should you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be invited to an orientation program and have the opportunity to participate in further assessment processes.



Qualified candidates can send a resume and cover letter including the vacancy number 90152107 to:




Visit the Amtrak website at:




Amtrak is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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