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Police Officer

Chicago Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Chicago Police Department
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Phone Number:

  • 312-745-6200

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/03/21

Salary:

  • Starting: $53,340

    Increased to $80,448 after 18 months

Sworn Officers:

  • 12,000

Position Details

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Candidates cannot enter the Police Academy until they reach the age of 21 and may not enter after the age of 40.
  • At the time of entry into the Police Academy, candidates must meet the minimum education and/or military requirements listed below.
  • AGE - To apply, applicants must be 18 years of age. The exam administrator will verify age at the time of the written exam. Candidates who have not reached the age of 18 will not be allowed to take the written examination.
  • Pursuant to the Municipal Code of Chicago 2-152-410, the City appoints no person after the person's 40th birthday to a probationary Police Officer position. ·
  • If you reach your 40th birthday at any point in the hiring process before entering the Police Academy, you will be disqualified. 

EDUCATION/MILITARY SERVICE:

  • You must have at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) from an accredited college or university. The City may waive the educational requirement if the Applicant has served three (3) continuous years (36 months) on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States. OR
  • The Applicant has completed at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) from an accredited college or university AND has served one (1) continuous year on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States. 

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled or graduated with an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate program. If you received your degree internationally, a Foreign Credential Evaluation must accompany all international transcripts/diplomas. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, the City will withdraw any offer extended to you, and you will not be hired.

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid State of Illinois driver's license at the time of entry to the Police Academy.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident at the time of entry to the Police Academy.
  • Must be a resident in the City of Chicago at the time of entry to the Police Academy.
  • Must have a Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card issued by the State of Illinois at the time of entry to the Police Academy.
  • Must successfully pass all examinations mandated by State Law to receive certification as a Peace Officer
  • Must maintain the ability to safely handle and use a Department approved firearm
  • Must successfully complete academy training program
  • Must pass a background investigation and all required pre-employment procedures and processes as required by the Chicago Police Department. 

To Apply:

home.chicagopolice.org/bethechange/



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