The Chicago Police Department is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in its workforce and is looking for Police Officer candidates that have diverse life experience and reflect the diversity of our City. We are seeking candidates that are effective problem solvers, critical thinkers, and good communicators.

  • Joining the Chicago Police Department allows Chicagoans to make a difference in their community while providing a stable, well-paying job that can support their families.
  • Police officers have enormous pride in what we do. We are serving our families, our neighbors and our communities every day, making the world better for those around us.
  • Our police force is working hard and earning a salary that allows them to live comfortably. After just 18 months on the job our officers earn up to $72,510 a year.

 

Requirements for hire:

  • Candidates cannot enter into the Police Academy until they reach the age of 21 and may not enter after the age of 40.
  • 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) from an accredited college or university, or 3 years active duty, or one year active duty and 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours)
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • A valid FOID
  • Actual Resident of the City of Chicago
  • Permanent resident of the United States (Citizenship is NOT required)

 

The selection process includes the following steps:

  • Written Test
  • Pre-POWER Test
  • Background investigation
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Drug screen
  • Final Police Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test
  • For more information about the POWER test, please visit the following website at: http://www.ptb.illinois.gov/media/1320/power.pdf
  • Other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Police Department.

 

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