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Police Officer

Chicago, Illinois



Chicago Police Department

3510 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60653

Phone: 312-744-4976 or 311 




Starting Salary: $43,104

Sworn Officers: 13,000 

Application Deadline: 11/26/10






Your future begins NOW!


Apply with the Chicago Police Department today!



The Chicago Police Department

is looking for individuals who are:

  • Prepared to launch a new career to serve and protect

  • Leaders committed to the safety of the community at large

  • Professionals ready to learn the latest technology and policing strategies

  • Motivated, energetic and courageous in the face of adversity

  • Devoted to excellence in performance and the highest ethical standards

The Chicago Police Department is looking for men and women to be part of the country’s strongest and most technologically advanced police department. A career with the Chicago Police Department can help advance your future in various policing areas and expose you to new and exciting opportunities. Become a Chicago Police Officer and join the diverse workforce of 13,000 sworn men and women who have the privilege to serve and protect Chicago’s people and property working alongside the community to improve the quality of life in every neighborhood. Apply today!





A career with the Chicago Police Department offers an attractive compensation package and superior benefits, including:

  • Starting salary of $43,104, increased to $59,724 after one year and $63,114 after 18 months

  • Annual uniform allowance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription plans;

  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Eligibility for home purchase assistance

  • Pension and deferred compensation plans






To apply, you must be at least 21 years old. At the time of hire, you must be at least 25 years old unless you are a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces with a minimum of 1 year of continuous duty, in which case you must be at least 21 years old. You must be less than 40 years old at time of hire.


Drivers License:


You must have a valid driver’s license to apply and will need a valid Illinois driver’s license at the time of hire.


Education/Military Service – In order to apply, you must have:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from an accredited college or university; or

  • Served 3 full consecutive years on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States; or

  • 30 semester or 45 quarter hours from an accredited college or university and served 1 consecutive year on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Residency Requirement:


You are not required to be a resident of the City of Chicago at the time of application. However, you will be required to be a resident of the City of Chicago if hired.


Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID):


You will need a FOID card issued by the State of Illinois at the time of hire.


Hiring Process:


You will be required to take an examination administered on December 11, 2010 at McCormick Place. After the examination, you will be required to undergo a background investigation, medical examination, psychological assessment, drug screens, fitness tests and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Police Department before you are eligible for hire.





Applications for the police examination will only be accepted online starting October 28, 2010 through November 26, 2010. Applications, all required documents and a $30 application fee must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 26, 2010.



Interested applicants should visit:


Click “Answer the Call” to link to the on-line application



If you have additional questions,

please call the customer service line at:


312-744-4976 or 311






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