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Police Officer

Rockford, Illinois

 

 

Rockford Police Department

420 W. State Street

Rockford, IL 61101

Phone: 779-537-1892

Fax: 815-961-3208

E-mail: recruiter@rockfordil.gov

Website: www.rockfordil.gov/police

 

 

Starting Salary: $52,679

Population: 152,251

Sworn Officers: 288

Application Deadline: 12/1/16

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE BEGINNING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

 

 

HIRING FOR UP TO 12 POSITIONS

 

 

Qualifications:

 

There are certain standards that an applicant must meet in order to become a Rockford police officer and these are summarized in this section. All qualifications are set within the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, City of Rockford Ordinances and all applicable statutes.

 

 

Age:

 

Applicant must be 21 Ė 34 years old by the start of the academy date - 4/2/17. Exceptions apply to U.S. veterans and persons previously employed as police officers within a municipality.

 

 

Driverís License:

 

A valid  Driverís License is required at the time of appointment to the Department.

 

 

Education:

 

A High School Diploma (or its equivalent) is required.

 

 

Arrest Record:

 

An applicant must not have any felony convictions nor have been convicted of certain misdemeanors. A list of disqualifying convictions is contained in the disqualification section.

 

 

Physical Condition:

 

All applicants will participate in the Physical Fitness Assessment, explained in the TESTING INFORMATION section. Additionally, final candidates will undergo an extensive physical/medical examination.

 

 

Residency:

 

Employees must live in Winnebago County or within fifteen (15) miles of the Public Safety Building within six (6) months of the conclusion of their probationary period. The probationary period is eighteen (18) months unless extended by the Board for performance reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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