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Police Officer

Waukegan, Illinois


Waukegan Police Department

101 N. West Street

Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 847-360-9000




Salary: $62,709 - $95,986

Population: 89,078

Sworn Officers: 151

Application Deadline: 10/19/18




Waukegan Police – Applications Available



The City of Waukegan has a population of 89,078 and is situated midway between Chicago and Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Waukegan was incorporated in 1849 and is a rich, culturally diverse city.


The Waukegan Police Department's authorized strength is 151 sworn officers and 196 total employees.  Our department offers opportunities for experience in all facets of law enforcement including: patrol, investigations, traffic, K9, gang intelligence, narcotics, and neighborhood policing.  In addition, some Waukegan Police Officers are also assigned to regional task forces with DEA and ICE. 






The Waukegan Police Department will be accepting applications for police officers.



Salary Information:

  • Starting salary is $62,709 and increases to $72,895 after one year

  • Top pay $95,986 after seven years

  • Excellent benefits and retirement package

  • Prior police certification and experience starting salary up to $86,013


Applicants must:

  • Be able to successfully pass a physical fitness test, written examination, psychological screening, medical and drug test, extensive personal interview and background examination

  • Be a United States Citizen

  • Be at least 20 and less than 35 years of age at time of written exam

  • Be at least 21 at time of hire

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent education

  • Have a valid driver's license

  • Be of good moral character


Applications will be available online at:


Applications will be available August 29, 2018 and must be returned by 2:00 pm on October 19, 2018.


A $40.00 application fee is due when the application is obtained online.



Applicants will be required to attain a Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.OW.E.R.) test card dated between November 17, 2017 and November 17, 2018.  This card can be obtained through:


The written examination will be held on:


November 17, 2018


Waukegan, IL


Qualified applicants will be notified of the location and time


Applicants must have proper ID (Driver’s License or State ID) and a P.O.W.E.R. test card (physical agility) from one of the above listed agencies (dated between November 17, 2017 and November 17, 2018) prior to being permitted to take the written examination.  



For more information or

frequently asked questions (FAQ's) go to:




The application process conforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The City of Waukegan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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