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Police Officer

DeKalb, Illinois



City of DeKalb

200 S. Fourth Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-748-2398






Starting Salary: $66,310

Population: 44,030

Sworn Officers: 65

Application Deadline: 9/28/16




The City of DeKalb, Illinois is now accepting applications and testing for the position of Entry Level Police Officer. 

The DeKalb Police Department consists of 65 sworn officers and 33 civilian personnel. The Department consists of two Bureaus, Operations and Support and 4 divisions, Patrol, Investigations, Support, and Special Services. The Department is staffed with a Chief of Police, 2 Deputy Chiefs, 4 Commanders, and 11 Sergeants and responded to 44,128 calls for service in 2015. 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.



The Application AND written exam deadline is:


Wednesday, September 28, 2016




The selection process includes:

  • Submission of an application

  • Written exam

  • Oral interview

  • Background investigation and polygraph exam

Psychological and medical exams are completed upon conditional offer of employment.


Detailed information, timeline and application and

testing instructions can be found at:
















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