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Certified Police Officer

Sycamore, Illinois



City of Sycamore

535 DeKalb Avenue

Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone: 815-895-0786 

Fax: 815-895-1760    





Starting Salary: $56,138 - $59,332

Population: 17,800

Sworn Officers: 31

Application Deadline: 8/18/17




The City of Sycamore is seeking experienced and Illinois Certified Police Officers for an eligibility list for lateral entry.



  • Permanent, legal resident of the United States.

  • Must be a certified Police Officer (Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board).

  • Actively employed by law enforcement agency for at least 2 years and within the last 12 months.

  • Binocular vision correctable to 20/20.

  • Valid Illinois Drivers license.

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 60 hours of college coursework.

  • Physical Fitness Certification

  • Ability to meet job related physical requirements.

  • Residency within 20 miles of the DeKalb County Courthouse by end of probation.


  • Starting Salary $56,138 - $59,332.

  • Rotating 12 hour shift schedule. 

  • Comprehensive Labor Contract between City of Sycamore and F.O.P. Lodge.

  • Excellent health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits.

  • Eleven paid holidays; six days of vacation at hire increasing to twelve days of vacation after one year; nine days of annual sick leave; tuition reimbursement; Police Retirement Pension; duty gear and uniforms provided, with annual uniform allowance of $500.

Selection Process:

  1. Initial screening based on application review and credential verification.

  2. Oral Interview by panel consisting of the Fire and Police Commissioners and members of the Police Department.

  3. Background investigation by department investigators (includes polygraph).

  4. Medical examination and psychological evaluation upon conditional offer of employment.

Application Process:

The application form is available in:


Human Resources Office

Sycamore Center

308 W. State Street




Police Department

535 DeKalb Avenue


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday


It can also be found on the City’s website at:




Police Department’s website:



The application form along with copies of certifications and college transcripts, must be received by Human Resources by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017.  A postmark date of 8/18/17 will not suffice.










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