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Entry Level Police Officer

DeKalb, Illinois


City of DeKalb

200 S. Fourth Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-748-2398

Fax: 815-748-2056




Starting Salary: $70,532.80

Population: 43,862

Sworn Officers: 65

Application Deadline: 11/26/18



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 Ė Northern Illinois University.



Minimum Requirements at Time of Application:

  • At least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age, or 41 years of age if currently a Certified State of Illinois Peace Officer (full-time). Proof of birth date is required.

  • Valid Driverís License.

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent.


Additional Minimum Requirements

at Time of Conditional Offer:

  • Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) conducted by an Illinois licensed agency within 12 months preceding date of conditional offer of employment.

  • Valid Driverís License.

  • Must pass psychological and medical examinations.

ONE of the following:

  • 60 credit hours of completed coursework from an accredited college or university.

  • Two (2) years of full-time active and continuous military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge.

  • 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.



Application & Testing Instructions:


Candidates must complete an application and the written exam by November 26, 2018.



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



The scheduling of the written exam through NTN

can be found at:


Please select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for the City of DeKalb Exam.


All applications and testing must be completed by November 26, 2018.




The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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