The Oswego Police Department is recruiting diverse candidates to strengthen our community.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR LATERAL TRANSFER TESTING
Join the Oswego Police Department
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.
The 2022 regular police officer testing is complete. Information can be found under the Police Commission.
If you are on the current list 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.
Actual starting salary range for lateral transfer officers, effective May 1, 2023, is $80,723.14 to $107,321.24, depending on years of experience.
Excellent medical (BCBS PPO or HMO), dental, vision and life insurance benefits. Optional benefits are available, including 457(b) plans, Aflac, and more.
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.
Sworn personnel are enrolled in a police pension program for retirement.
Officers are awarded for both going above and beyond in the field and for innovating in the organization.
Officers may workout on duty. Private annual “wellness and education” appointments provided annually.
Uniforms, ballistic vests, and equipment are provided by the department.
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.
Police officers have opportunities for additional training, specialized assignments, and overtime or compensatory time. OPD employees attend more than 8,000 hours of training annually.
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