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Police Officer

Waukegan, Illinois



Waukegan Police Department

101 N. West Street

Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 847-360-9000





Salary: $61,479 - $94,104

Population: 89,078

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.



Salary Information:

  • Starting salary is $61,479 and increases to $71,465 after one year

  • Top pay $94,104 after seven years

  • Excellent benefits and retirement package

  • Prior police certification and experience starting salary up to $84,326 

Candidates must reside in Illinois prior to completion of 18 month probationary period.



Applicants must:

  • Be able to successfully pass a physical fitness test, written examination, psychological screening, medical and drug test, extensive personal interview and background examination

  • Be a United States Citizen

  • Be at least 21 and less than 36 years of age at time of written exam

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent education

  • Have a valid driver's license

  • Be of good moral character


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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