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Certified Police Officer

DeKalb, Illinois


City of DeKalb

200 S. Fourth Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-748-2398

Fax: 815-748-2056




Salary: $73,673 - $88,836

Population: 43,862

Sworn Officers: 65

Application Deadline: 10/19/18



The DeKalb Police Department consists of 65 sworn officers and 39 civilian personnel. The Department consists of two Bureaus:  Operations and Support, and four divisions:  Patrol, Investigations, Support Services and Communications. The Department is staffed with a Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, four Commanders, and 11 Sergeants and responded to 52,136 calls for service in 2017.


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.



Minimum Requirements at time of application:

  • At least 21 years of age and under 41 years of age if currently a Certified State of Illinois Police Officer (full-time).

  • No felony convictions and good moral character.

  • Must be of sound mental and physical health and meet all established application guidelines.

  • A Citizen of the United States.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Minimum of High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Possess certification as a full-time Permanent Police Officer as defined in 50 ILCS 705/1, et seq by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board.




30-mile residency requirement after 15 months of employment.



To view the full recruitment brochure, hiring and residency requirements, and complete an application, please visit our website at:




The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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