INNOVATION.  CHALLENGE. 

REAL REWARDS.  

The Oswego Police Department is recruiting diverse candidates to strengthen our community. 

 

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR LATERAL TRANSFER TESTING

Join the Oswego Police Department

Join the Oswego Police Department

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The Oswego Police Department is seeking experienced police officers to join our team through a Lateral Transfer Police Officer Eligibility List.  Applicants must already be Certified as Illinois Law Enforcement Officers.

The Village of Oswego is one of the fastest-growing communities in Illinois. For our officers, that means opportunities for advancement throughout the course of their careers. But more than that, it means the opportunity to innovate. The men and women of the Oswego Police Department are extremely proud to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, reflecting the commitment of the Department and our officers to constantly improve the quality of service we provide to our residents. 

We're looking for officers interested in growing with our community, candidates who come from diverse backgrounds of all kinds to strengthen our community-oriented approach to policing, and people who are up to the challenge of approaching each day as an opportunity to do things better. 

 

Download the position advertisement, with a full list of qualifications and application instructions here.

Ready to apply? Complete the online application.   

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The 2022 regular police officer testing is complete. Information can be found under the Police Commission.
If you have submitted an application and have a follow-up question, please contact Executive Assistant Denise Lawrence at 630-551-7326 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

 

BENEFITS

SALARY

The Lateral Transfer salary range effective 5/1/22 is $78,371.98 to $82,682.44 with a top pay of $107,321.24. 

PAID TIME-OFF

The benefits package includes 13 paid holidays annually, plus paid vacation, sick and personal time. Officers work 12-hour shifts with alternating weekends off.

EXTRAS

Police officers have opportunities for additional training, specialized assignments, and overtime or compensatory time.

BENEFITS

Excellent medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits. Optional benefits are available, including 457(b) plans, Aflac,  and more.

PENSION

Sworn personnel are enrolled in a police pension program for retirement.

POLICE GEAR

Uniforms, ballistic vests, and equipment are provided by the department.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY

Completed in 2018, the Oswego Police Headquarters includes a complete training wing with an on-site indoor range, fitness center and other amenities.

RECOGNITION

Officers are awarded for both going above and beyond in the field and for innovating in the organization.

 

MEET OUR OFFICERS

“Crime scene work has always been fascinating to me. I love that we have opportunities to grow as officers, to develop skills and get training that helps the community. If you’re willing to train and put in the work, you can do this job.”​

 

—  Cherese Spears, Detective