Police Officer

Oswego Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Oswego Police Department
3355 Woolley Road
Oswego, IL 60543

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/03/20
  • @ 12:00 Noon (CST)

Salary:

  • Starting salary as of May 1, 2020: $62,866.28

    Those certified as police officers will begin at Step 2 of the wage scale, which is $64,752.29 as of May 1, 2020.

    Benefits:

    Excellent benefits package including:

    • 13 paid holidays annually
    • Vacation
    • Sick and personal time
    • Police pension
    • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance
    • And more


Position Details

POLICE OFFICER

Now Accepting Applications

The Oswego Police Department is looking to establish a Police Officer Eligibility List (Register) with quality, professional and career-oriented individuals interested in law enforcement. Police Officers are responsible for enforcing all State and Local Laws and upholding the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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, at such time as they file their application with this Board, must be 21 years of age. Proof of birth date will be required at time of orientation.
  • Valid Driver’s License, Illinois FOID Card, and Social Security Number at time of appointment.
  • U.S. Citizen or will possess U.S. Citizenship by June 3, 2020.
  • Bachelor's 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, 2020.
  • 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 11, 2020 and a non-refundable fee of $25.00 is required at the time of submittal.

(Checks should be made out to the Village of Oswego or Oswego Police Department and cash is only accepted if application is dropped off. Payments will not be accepted over the phone.)

APPLICATIONS MAY BE COMPLETED ONLINE, OR THE FORM CAN BE PRINTED FROM THE RECRUITING WEBSITE:

www.opdrecruits.com

You may also pick up or drop off an application at:

Oswego Police Department
3355 Woolley Road
Oswego, IL 60543

Applications must be received or submitted by 12:00 Noon (CST) on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Hard copies should be addressed to:

Oswego Police Commission
3355 Woolley Road
Oswego, IL 60543

(Faxed applications are NOT accepted, and post-mark dates are not taken into consideration for mail.)

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:

ATTEND MANDATORY ORIENTATION AND WRITTEN EXAMINATION:

June 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Oswego East High School (Door #1)
1525 Harvey Road
Oswego, Illinois

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

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.

2020 Police Officer Testing Questions / Inquires should be directed to Denise at:

dlawrence@oswegoil.org

OR

630-551-7326

Innovation***Challenge***Real Rewards

OSWEGO BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

An Equal Opportunity Employer



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