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Police Officer

St. Charles Police Department


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St. Charles Police Department

St. Charles, IL

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/19/19
  • @ 3:00pm


  • Starting salary $85,642.44. Effective 5/01/19, top pay of $102,655.80 reached in four years 

Position Details


Seeking Experienced Police Officers

Our Department continues to strive to recruit the most highly skilled, competent, dedicated, community-oriented officers possible. Our officers pride themselves on performing their duties to the highest level of excellence. 

St. Charles Offers:

  • Starting salary $85,642.44. Effective 5/01/19, top pay of $102,655.80 reached in four years; 
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans;
  • Superior fringe benefits, retirement savings options, and pension plan;
  • Current City assigned shift schedules are 4 days on/3 days off;
    Specialty Positions: Criminal/Juvenile Investigators, Crime Prevention Officer, School Resource Officers, Traffic Unit, Bicycle Officers, Field Training Officers, Less Lethal Instructors, Patrol Rifle Instructors, Traffic Crash Investigators, Task Force Assignments to North Central Narcotics, SWAT members, and Mobile Field Force – ILEAS. 

To Qualify You Must: 

  • Be a current, sworn, Illinois municipal police officer, Illinois state trooper, or Illinois county sheriff’s deputy who possesses a State of Illinois law enforcement certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for one year after completion of a probationary period and currently in good standing in the Police Department in which the person serves or in laid-off status due to financial restraints only. (Part-time certification, or employment as any type of law enforcement officer other than that specified above, does not meet this requirement.)
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Education – Possess an Associate’s Degree or 60 hours of college credit from an institution accredited by the US Department of Education in the field of Criminal Justice.  Bachelor’s degree in police administration, law enforcement, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience –Must possess substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a current City of St. Charles Police Officer. 
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Reside within a 40-mile radius of the intersection of Riverside Avenue and East Main Street within the 18-month probationary date of hire.
  • Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examination and training requirements.
  • Must submit at time of application: a copy of the following, to the extent applicable: a résumé; birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher learning; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214/Copy 4); Illinois Standards & Training Board certificate.
  • Ability to furnish upon request: other professional licenses; training certificates; documents confirming work experience; employee evaluations; and any other employment related material as requested or required.

Go to to download the supplemental application packet and forms and for additional application instructions and required documentation.  Then complete the online employment application where the required documents can be uploaded.  

All application materials are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019.

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