Certified & Entry Level Police Officer

DeKalb, IL
DeKalb Police Department

The DeKalb IL Police Department is accepting applications for:

ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER: $73,382 (base pay)

CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER: $76,648 (base pay)


The City of DeKalb, Illinois (population of 40,290) is accepting applications and testing for Entry Level Police Officer to establish an eligibility list. The City is also accepting applications for Certified Police Officer to establish an eligibility list.

The DeKalb Police Department consists of 65 sworn and 28 civilian personnel. The department consists of four divisions: Patrol, Administrative Services, Community Support Services, and Investigations. The Department is staffed with a Chief, a Deputy Chief, 4 Commanders, 11 Sergeants and 2 Contracted Social Workers that responded to 46,657 calls for service in 2021. The department has a lot to offer including bike patrol, motorcycle unit, K9, special operations group (SOT), drug and gang unit, school resource officers, community policing and CIT officers. The City of DeKalb is located 60 miles west of Chicago and 30 miles southeast of Rockford. We are the home of the second largest university in the State of Illinois – Northern Illinois University.

To view the full recruitment brochure, hiring and residency requirements, timeline, application, and testing instructions, please visit our website at: : https://www.cityofdekalb.com/254/Employment

Entry Level Testing & Application Deadline: 7/29/22

Currently a Certified Police Officer?
Apply to our Certified (Lateral) Police Officer opening. No testing required!


The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer