Police Officer

City of Sycamore

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Sycamore
308 W. State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone Number:

  • 815-895-0786

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/30/22

Salary:

  • $59,949 - $83,557 (5/1/22)

    Benefits:

    • 6 vacation days in first year – 12 vacation days after the first year
    • 13 Holidays / Comp Time annually
    • Firearms certification stipend - $3,000 (5/1/22)
    • 9 Sick leave days per year
    • 12 hour patrol shifts with every other weekend off on a 3 day weekend
    • Excellent Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
    • Career Service Bonus ($300-$1,800)
    • Education Incentives ($1,200 - $2,400)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Deferred Compensation Plans available
    • Downstate Police Pension Fund
    • Firearm, Ballistic vest, and uniforms provided
    • Collective Bargaining Agreement with FOP

Sworn Officers:

  • 31

Population:

  • 18,577

Position Details

Position Details:

  • Must be 20 years of age at time of application and not have attained the age of 35 at the time of application;
  • Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Valid driver's license required;
  • 60 hours of college credits from an accredited university or college required;
  • Must establish residency within 20 miles of 100 North Main, Sycamore within one (1) year of the conclusion of probation;
  • Must be of excellent moral character and personal integrity;
  • Any other rules and regulations as prescribed by the City of Sycamore Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. 

Certified Illinois Police Officers with at least 2 years of experience and who have been a full time officer in the last 12 months can apply directly to the City of Sycamore and are not required to take the written examination, and the 60-hour college credit requirement is waived.

https://cityofsycamore.com/employment/

For Entry Level Applicants:

  1. Schedule yourself to take the law enforcement Frontline National examination through the National Testing Network by visiting the NTN website located here https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=1.
  2. Test score must be submitted between May 15, 2022 and June 15, 2022. A NTN exam taken within the previous twelve (12) months may be submitted within this time period.
  3. Complete the Personnel History Questionnaire and the Public Safety Self – Assessment (PSSA) provided by the National Testing Network.
  4. Ensure you complete a Physical Agility Test and obtain a POWER Card dated no more than six (6) months from the time of taking the NTN Frontline National examination.
  5. Upload the following required documents to NTN: 

    • Copy of Driver's License
    • POWER Test Card
    • Birth Certificate
    • High School Diploma
    • Official Copy of College Transcripts
    • Written request for preference points if you qualify
    • DD214 (if applicable) 

All documents must be received for application to be considered complete by June 30, 2022.



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