Police Officer

Oswego Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Oswego Police Department
3355 Woolley Road
Oswego, IL 60543

Phone Number:

  • 630-551-7326

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/03/22
  • @ 12:00 Noon (CST)

Salary:

  • Starting salary as of May 1, 2022: $66,371.48

    Those certified as police officers will begin at Step 2 of the wage scale, which is $68,362.64 as of May 1, 2022, with a top out of $107,321.24.

    Benefits:

    Excellent benefits package including:

    • 13 paid holidays annually
    • Vacation
    • Sick and personal time
    • Police pension
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life insurance
    • And more

    We also offer 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off and no residency requirement.


Position Details

POLICE OFFICER

Now Accepting Applications

The Oswego Police Department intends to establish a Police Officer Eligibility List (Register) with candidates interested in growing with our community, who come from diverse backgrounds to strengthen our community-oriented approach to policing, and who are up to the challenge of approaching each day as an opportunity to do things better. Police Officers are responsible for enforcing all State and Local Laws and upholding the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants shall be under 35 years of age at the time of application and at such time as the initial eligibility list is posted, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioners’ Act
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age as of June 3, 2022
  • Valid Driver’s License, Illinois FOID Card, and Social Security Number at time of hire
  • U.S. Citizen or will possess U.S. Citizenship by June 3, 2022.
  • Bachelor or Associate Degree in any field of study (OR 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university) OR those who qualify for a waiver due to active military service pursuant to statute, by June 3, 2022
  • Pass written examination, oral interview, in-depth background investigation, which includes a polygraph
  • After conditional job offer, must pass Medical (including drug screen, hearing and eye exam) and Psychological examinations

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are available beginning March 8, 2022 and a non-refundable fee of $25.00 is required at the time of submittal.

You may apply through our recruiting website at:

www.opdrecruits.com

Applications must be submitted by Noon (CST) on Friday, June 3, 2022

Only the application and fee should be submitted (a resume, certificates and/or transcript copies, etc. are NOT needed at this time - they will only need to be provided if a background is requested).

NEXT STEP IN TESTING PROCESS ONCE APPLICATION & FEE IS SUBMITTED:

MUST ATTEND MANDATORY ORIENTATION AND WRITTEN EXAMINATION:

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Oswego East High School (Door #2)
1525 Harvey Road
Oswego, Illinois

Applicants must have photo identification, which can be a State ID, Driver’s License or Passport.

Dress comfortably for the orientation and written examination.

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Assistant Denise Lawrence at:

630-551-7326

OR

Send an email through:

www.opdrecruits.com

Later in the process, Preference Points will be accepted and oral interviews will be conducted, which will be explained in more detail at the orientation.

An optional study guide will be available for a small fee to those that submit an application.

Innovation***Challenge***Real Rewards

OSWEGO BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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