Waukegan Police Department
101 N. West Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Salary: $61,479 - $94,104
Sworn Officers: 149
Application Deadline: 9/1/16
Waukegan Police – Applications Available
The City of Waukegan has a population of 89,078 and is situated midway between Chicago and Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan. Waukegan was incorporated in 1849 and is a rich, culturally diverse city.
The Waukegan Police Department's authorized strength is 149 sworn officers and 180 total employees. Our department offers opportunities for experience in all facets of law enforcement including: patrol, investigations, traffic, K9, gang intelligence, narcotics, and neighborhood policing. In addition, some Waukegan Police Officers are also assigned to regional task forces with DEA and ICE.
The Waukegan Police Department will be accepting applications for police officers.
Candidates must reside in Illinois prior to completion of 18 month probationary period.
Applications will be available online at:
Applications will be available July 11 – September 1, 2016
Applications must be returned by 4:00 pm on September 1st.
A $32.00 application fee is due when the application is obtained online.
If you don't have internet access or are unable
to obtain the application online, contact:
Lt. Michael Goins
Applicants will be required to attain a Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.OW.E.R.) test card dated between September 17, 2015 and September 16, 2016. This card can be obtained through:
The written examination will be held on
September 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM at:
Waukegan High School
2325 Brookside Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Applicants must have proper ID (Driver’s License or State ID) and a P.O.W.E.R. test card (physical agility) from one of the above listed agencies (dated between September 17, 2015 and September 16, 2016) prior to being permitted to take the written examination.
For more information or frequently asked questions (FAQ's), check the City of Waukegan website:
Lt. Michael Goins, Waukegan PD Training Officer
The application process conforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The City of Waukegan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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