The City of DeKalb is accepting applications for Entry Level and Lateral Police Officers!
The DeKalb Police Department consists of 70 sworn and 30 civilian personnel. The department consists of four divisions: Patrol, Administrative Services, Community Support Services, and Investigations. The Department is staffed with a Chief, a Deputy Chief, 4 Commanders, 11 Sergeants, 53 Police Officers, and 2 Contracted Social Workers that responded to 47,749 calls for service in 2022. The department has a lot to offer including bike patrol, motorcycle unit, K9, special operations group (SOT), drug and gang unit, school resource officers, domestic violence unit, 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.
To view the full recruitment brochure, hiring and residency requirements, timeline, application and testing instructions, please visit our website at:
Testing and Application Deadline for Entry Level:
June 4, 2023
Application Deadline for Lateral:
June 4, 2023
The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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