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Police Officer - Lateral

Rockford, Illinois



Rockford Police Department

557 S. New Towne Drive

Rockford, IL 61108

Phone: 779-500-6628




Starting Salary: $58,116 - $69,457

Population: 150,000

Sworn Officers: 302

Application Deadline: 1/30/19



This is a listing for the position of a sworn police officer.




The City of Rockford is looking for individuals who represent the diversity in thought and experiences, which are shared by our citizens.


Candidates must have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills, common sense and have the ability to problem solve.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • At the time of application, a lateral applicant must be employed as a full-time officer with an Illinois law enforcement agency and shall have been so employed for a minimum of one (1) years; or if the applicant is an out-of-state lateral candidate currently employed as a full-time police officer with any municipal, county, or state law enforcement agency, such lateral applicant shall have been so employed for a minimum of one (1) years prior to application and shall meet the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board "Out of State Reciprocity" requirements as in effect from time to time.

  • Applicant must have certificate attesting to their completion of the minimum standards basic law enforcement training course, as provided in the Illinois Police Training Act. Proof of certification is required with application and will be subject to the final approval and waiver by Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

  • Applicants must attach a copy of their professional resume with their application.


Starting Lateral Officer will come in starting at our 2 year officer pay-depending on years of service we cap the starting pay at our 5 year salary of $69,457.



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