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Entry Level Police Officer

City of DeKalb

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Contact Information

Address:

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

Phone:

  • 815-748-2398

Fax:

  • 815-748-2056

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/29/23
  • (Application & Testing Deadline)

Salary:

  • $76,731 - $103,064

    Benefits:

    • Medical, Prescription and Dental Insurance
    • Police Pension
    • Life Insurance
    • Paid Vacation, Sick, & Holiday Pay
    • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan)
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Clothing Allowance
    • Wellness Program

     

Sworn:

  • 70

Population:

  • 40,290

Position Details

Looking to fill immediate openings & hire for the next academy!

The City of DeKalb is accepting applications for the position of Entry Level 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.

For a comprehensive overview of the department, please view:

Annual Report 2022

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 21 years old and under the age of 35 unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act. Proof of birthdate is required.
  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • US Citizen
  • No felony convictions and or crime involving moral turpitude as specified in Section 5/10-2.1-6 Part C of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  • Must pass psychological and medical examinations (at conditional offer)
  • POWER Test (at academy)

 

Application Instructions:

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

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

Questions:

Contact:

hr@cityofdekalb.com

Testing and Application Deadline:

September 29, 2023

The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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