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Police Officer - Paramedic/Non-Paramedic

DeKalb, Illinois


Northern Illinois University

Human Resources Services

1515 West Lincoln Highway

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-2335



Starting Salary: $25.90/hour

Population: 26,462 students

Sworn Officers: 47

Application Deadline: 10/7/18





  • 21 years of age upon employment

  • High school or GED graduate

  • Paramedic certification (if applicable)

  • 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 submitted electronically to Human Resource Services by Midnight, Sunday, October 7, 2018, will be contacted by Human Resource personnel 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:


$25.90/hour plus benefits

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.



You may submit your application material online at:


Police Officer - Paramedic Qualified:


Police Officer (no paramedic certification):


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