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Police Officer (Part-Time)

Rockford, Illinois



Rockford Park District

401 S. Main Street

Rockford, IL 61101

Phone: 815-987-1608




Salary: $18.00/hour


Application Deadline: Until Filled



The Rockford Park District is currently accepting applications for certified part-time police officers.




  • Candidates must hold a current Law Enforcement Certification by the State of Illinois

  • Candidates must live within a 60 mile radius of the City of Rockford




Days & Hours will vary, must be available most nights and most weekends





Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Follows standard operating procedures, looks for law/ordinance violations in parks while maintaining park safety.

  • Ensures appropriate communications with victims, offenders, citizens, community groups, 911 center, states attorney, and other law enforcement officers.

  • Responds to and handles criminal and civil matters that are dispatched through the 911 center or the park district police station following appropriate policies and procedures.

  • Responds to internal and external calls that do not require law enforcement response.

  • Completes police reports, traffic citations, notice to appears, and all other paperwork as required.

  • Responds to emergency calls while operating emergency lights and siren in a controlled manner.

  • Checks the interior and exterior of buildings to ensure that they are secure.

  • Enforces all local traffic ordinances and traffic laws from the Illinois Vehicle Code.

  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency requests from other law enforcement agencies/officers. 

  • Picks up and secures, transports, and deposits United States Currency from park district facilities to the bank.

  • Enforces all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances as necessary.

  • Provides police presence for safety and security at park district events and functions.

  • Performs criminal and non-criminal investigations against persons and property.

  • Refers citizens to appropriate social agencies.

  • Provides general and pertinent information to citizens request and district employees.

  • Performs daily inspection of all assigned equipment and vehicles.

  • Visually inspects park district property to ensure that it is safe and secure.

  • Responds to intrusion, hold-up, and fire alarms and performs building checks, then resets non valid alarms. 

  • Oversees the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrian traffic when required.

  • Provides general supervision to part-time patrol/events sworn officers and event security officers.

  • Attends court proceedings and represents the Rockford Park District Police Department as required.

  • Performs undercover activities as directed.

  • Attends in-house and state-certified training in order to remain current in law enforcement procedures.

  • Prepares and presents classes, meetings, or displays to the public as required. 

  • Performs special patrols as required (Bicycle, Motorcycle and Snowmobile).

  • Makes arrests as needed, following appropriate department procedures.  

  • Ensures that evidence is safely transported and secured as required.











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