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Certified Police Officer

DeKalb, Illinois



City of DeKalb

200 S. Fourth Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-748-2398






Starting Salary: $73,673

Population: 43,862

Sworn Officers: 65

Application Deadline: Until Filled




The City of DeKalb is accepting applications for Certified Police Officer to fill four (4) current full-time openings and establish an eligibility list for future recruitment.


The DeKalb Police Department consists of 65 sworn officers and 33 civilian personnel. The Department consists of two Bureaus: Operations and Support, and 4 divisions: Patrol, Investigations, Support, and Special Services. The Department is staffed with a Chief of Police, 2 Deputy Chiefs, 4 Commanders, and 11 Sergeants and responded to 45,566 calls for service in 2016.


The City of DeKalb is located 60 miles west of Chicago and 30 miles southeast of Rockford. We are the home of the second largest university in the State of Illinois Northern Illinois University.



The Officer position offers annual salary increases and in the fifth year the current salary is $84,614.  We also offer a comprehensive benefit package and paid time off plan.



To view the full job description, minimum qualifications and residency requirements, please visit our Employment Page at:



Position will remain open until filled.


Initial application review will be Friday, January 19, 2018.











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