Police Officer

Rockford, IL
Rockford Police Department

Salary: $68,558.00 – $93,642.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 2/29/2024.

Position Summary:

This is a listing for the position of a sworn police officer. The City of Rockford is looking for individuals who represent the diversity in thought and experiences, which are shared by our citizens. Candidates must have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills, common sense and have the ability to problem solve.

Essential Functions:

  • Handle (emergency and non-emergency) calls for service received by our Communications Center.
  • Investigate and determine what type or if crimes have occurred.
  • Make sound decisions using, knowledge, training and experience.
  • Positively interact with the public.
  • Problem solve complex community issues and look for innovative solutions to reduce repeat calls for service.
  • Properly enforce Federal, State and Municipal laws.


  • An applicant must be 21 years old.
  • A valid Driver’s License is required.
  • A high school diploma (or its equivalent) is required.
  • An applicant must not have any felony convictions nor have been convicted of certain misdemeanors.
  • An applicant must not have ANY misdemeanor convictions within the last 3 years or have more than 3 moving violations within the last 3 years.