Police Officer - Entry Level

City of Sycamore

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Sycamore
308 W. State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone Number:

  • 815-895-0786

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/15/21

Salary:

  • $59,949 - $83,557 (5/1/22)

    Benefits:

    • 6 vacation days in first year – 12 vacation days after the first year
    • 13 Holidays / Comp Time annually
    • Firearms certification stipend - $3,000 (5/1/22)
    • 9 Sick leave days per year
    • 12 hour patrol shifts with every other weekend off on a 3 day weekend
    • Excellent Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
    • Career Service Bonus ($300-$1,800)
    • Education Incentives ($1,200 - $2,400)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Deferred Compensation Plans available
    • Downstate Police Pension Fund
    • Firearm, Ballistic vest, and uniforms provided
    • Collective Bargaining Agreement with FOP

Sworn Officers:

  • 31

Population:

  • 18,577

Position Details

Position Details:

  • Must be 20 years of age at time of application and not have attained the age of 35 at the time of application;
  • Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Valid driver's license required;
  • 60 hours of college credits from an accredited university or college required;
  • Must establish residency within 20 miles of 100 North Main, Sycamore within one (1) year of the conclusion of probation;
  • Must be of excellent moral character and personal integrity;
  • Any other rules and regulations as prescribed by the City of Sycamore Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. 

Certified Illinois Police Officers with at least 2 years of experience and who have been a full time officer in the last 12 months can apply directly to the City of Sycamore and are not required to take the written examination. 

  1. Schedule yourself to take the law enforcement Frontline National examination through the National Testing Network by visiting the NTN website located here https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=1.
  2. Test score must submitted October 15, 2021 and November 15, 2021. A NTN exam taken within the previous twelve (12) months may be submitted within this time period.
  3. Complete the Personnel History Questionnaire and the Public Safety Self –Assessment (PSSA) provided by the National Testing Network.
  4. Ensure you complete a Physical Agility Test and obtain a POWER Card dated no more than six (6) months from the time of taking the NTN Frontline National examination.
  5. Upload the following required documents to NTN: 

    • Copy of Driver's License
    • POWER Test Card
    • Birth Certificate
    • High School Diploma
    • Official Copy of College Transcripts
    • Written request for preference points if you qualify
    • DD214 (if applicable) 

All documents must be received for application to be considered complete by November 20, 2021.



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