The Village of Winnebago Police Department seeks to expand their current staff. We are currently accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for police officers.
The Winnebago Police Department provides 24/7 coverage to the Village of Winnebago, Illinois. The Village of Winnebago is located just west of the City of Rockford and offers a small-town charm and one-on-one interactions with our community. The Winnebago Police Department is committed to creating and maintaining a professional and community-oriented police service. With its dedicated officers, the department it is equipped and trained to handle many types of emergency situations.
All application will be screened to confirm minimum qualifications are met. Qualified applications are kept on file and applicants may be selected for further consideration.
Applicants selected for further consideration will be invited to a mandatory oral interview with the Police Committee Chair, Chief of Police and Sergeant. Only those applicants who received an official recommend referral to proceed from the Police Committee will be advanced in the hiring process.
Non-Lateral (newly appointed police officer) candidates must pass written and the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) tests. Lateral candidates will be given preference and non-lateral candidates will be considered only if no qualified lateral candidates are selected. Non-lateral candidates may be subject to an employment contract for the cost of academy training for a term not to exceed three years beyond their probational period. Details on the POWER test can be found here: https://www.ptb.illinois.gov/media/1755/new-power-test-chart-2023.pdf
Qualified applicants who have been recommended by the Police Committee may be further considered for employment, but are subject to the following professional examinations to be considered for appointment:
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