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Police Officer

Chicago, Illinois




Office of Human Resources

547 W. Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60661

Fax: 312-322-8937





  Application Deadline: NA






Police Officer



Position Description:

To serve and protect are more than just words to you – they’re a calling and a way of life. That’s why Metra, the Chicagoland area’s premier commuter rail system, is looking for exceptional candidates to protect life and property of our riders and our staff.


You’ll be responsible for:

  • Preventing crime before it happens through attention and vigilance

  • Apprehending criminals with speed and determination

  • Providing general enforcement of laws and ordinances

  • Performing routine patrol, preliminary investigation and vehicle code enforcement, within the metropolitan area

  • Numerous other duties and responsibilities associated with this position (to be discussed during the interview process)


Position Requirements:

To succeed on our elite staff, we require:

  • State of Illinois certification as a Police Officer

  • 3 years of current, full-time experience as a municipal, county or state Police Officer

  • That you have not been separated from police service for more than a 3-year period

  • Passing a comprehensive background investigation and physical exam, including a drug screen


  • Consideration will only be given to candidates who possess or exceed these qualifications; various other qualifications surrounding this level of responsibility will be determined during the interview


Company Overview:

Metra can get you where you want to go. The 489-mile Metra system serves 239 stations throughout Northeastern Illinois/Chicagoland, linking the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane with the Chicago Loop. Metra is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Our goal is a diverse workplace that is highly productive, dignified and team-oriented.



Response Information:

Metra is a great place to build your career! We offer paid holidays and vacation/sick days, medical, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance reimbursement; and a railroad retirement plan.


Only qualified candidates who supply a salary history will be considered. This position does not provide relocation benefits.


Qualified applicants may submit their resume, cover letter indicating position title, and salary history, to:

Office of Human Resources
547 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661
Fax: 312-322-8937



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