Starting: $1,225.12/week while academy recruit
$72,196 (85% rate) during 18-month probationary period (7/1/2023 rate)
$87,083 after 18 months (7/1/2024 rate)
Lateral applicants are eligible for $5,000 lump sum payment upon successful hire
The Northeast Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (D/B/A Metra) is now accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Metra Police Department.
The Metra Police are seeking both lateral and recruit applicants.
The Metra Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of the second largest commuter railroad system in the United States. The Metra Rail System is an approximately 1,200-mile system which moves more than 90 million Chicagoland passengers annually through 242 stations and 11 lines and operates as part of the single most important railroad hub in North America.
A fully sworn municipal police force of more than 150 sworn members, the Metra Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of the Metra system in a 6-county, 3,700 square mile service area: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Northeastern Illinois. Our officers provide full police services to our passengers & their communities, employees, stations, equipment and rights-of-way. Metra Police Officers serve in various capacities which include: administrative staff, canine units, detective division, Homeland Security Unit, and patrol division.
NOTE: Applications will be open from 3/7/2023 through 4/10/2023.
Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
For more information on the Metra Police Department:
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