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COMMUNITY
INNOVATION  OPPORTUNITYTRAINING
  

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

 

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR POLICE OFFICER TESTING

Join the Oswego Police Department

Join the Oswego Police Department

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The Oswego Police Department intends to establish a Police Officer Eligibility List (Register) with candidates interested in growing with our community, who come from diverse backgrounds to strengthen our community-oriented approach to policing, and who are up to the challenge of approaching each day as an opportunity to do things better.

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. 

 

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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If you are on one of the Oswego Police Department's current lists 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. 

ABOUT
MEET OUR OFFICERS

BENEFITS

SALARY

The starting salary as of May 1, 2024 is $75,000. Those meeting lateral qualifications could start at $112,687.29, depending on years of experience, with a top out in 2026 of $126,237.73.

BENEFITS

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

 

PAID TIME-OFF

The benefits package includes 13 paid holidays annually (104 hours), plus paid vacation and sick and personal time that starts accruing immediately. Officers work 12-hour shifts with alternating weekends off.

 

PENSION

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

RECOGNITION

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

 

WELLNESS

Officers may work out on duty. Private annual “wellness and education” appointments provided annually.

 

POLICE GEAR

Uniforms, ballistic vests, boots, duty weapons 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, mat room and other amenities.

EXTRAS

  • Police officers have opportunities for additional training, specialized assignments, and overtime or compensatory time which is assigned through a fair and equitable manner.

  • OPD employees attend more than 8,000 hours of training annually.

BENEFITS

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