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City of DeKalb

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Contact Information

Address:

City of DeKalb
164 E. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone Number:

  • 815-748-2398

Fax Number:

  • 815-748-2056

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open Until Filled

Salary:

  • $76,648

Sworn Officers:

  • 65

Population:

  • 42,600

Position Details

The DeKalb Police Department consists of 65 sworn and 35 civilian personnel.  The department consists of three divisions: Patrol, Community Support Services and Investigations.  The Department is staffed with a Chief, Deputy Chief, four Commanders and 11 Sergeants that responded to 51,602 calls for service in 2020.  The department has a lot to offer to include: bike patrol, motorcycle unit, K9, special operations group (SOT), drug and gang unit, school resource officers, community policing and CIT officers.  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.

For a comprehensive overview of the department, please visit:

https://www.cityofdekalb.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/524

Minimum Requirements at Time of Application:

  • 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.
  • At least 21 years of age and under 41 years of age if currently a Certified State of Illinois Police Officer (full-time).
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent. 

Additional Minimum Requirements at Time of Conditional Offer:

  • Valid Illinois Driver's License. 
  • Must pass psychological and medical examinations. 

Residency:

30-mile residency requirement after 15 months of employment.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must complete an application with the City of DeKalb.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Position will remain open until filled.

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

https://www.cityofdekalb.com/254/Employment

The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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