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Police Officer with Paramedic Certification

DeKalb, Illinois



Northern Illinois University

Human Resources Services

1515 West Lincoln Highway

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-2335




Starting Salary: $24.46/hour

Population: approx 26,462 students

Sworn Officers: 55

Application Deadline: 1/31/17






  • 21 years of age upon employment

  • High school or GED graduate

  • State of Illinois EMT Paramedic certified

  • Valid driverís license

  • No record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanors as identified in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705 et seq.), or a crime involving moral turpitude

  • Completion of knowledge test, physical fitness test and oral interviews, criminal background investigation, medical examination, psychological exam, polygraph, and drug/alcohol screening


Applicants who meet the qualifications and have the required documents on file in Human Resource Services by 3:00 p.m. on January 31, 2017 will be contacted by Human Resource personnel via e-mail regarding the examination process.


This process includes:

  • A physical fitness test

  • A cognitive test (integrity and knowledge tests)

  • A structured oral interview



The position of Police Officer at Northern Illinois University is a responsible professional public safety position with full executive law enforcement authority. Individuals working in this capacity protect the safety and security of persons, property, equipment and facilities, and protect and preserve individual civil rights in and around Northern Illinois University controlled lands.


Scheduled work hours are varied

Starting Salary:


$24.46/hour plus benefits

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.



To download the Police Officer Application Packet, please visit:

For detailed information about NIU Public Safety Department visit:



Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution. Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in the United States is required.










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