INNOVATION.  CHALLENGE. 

REAL REWARDS.  

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

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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The deadline to apply for this round of eligibility has passed. If you have applied, please check back here for updates. If you have submitted an application and have a follow-up question about the application process, please contact  Executive Assistant Denise Lawrence at 630.551.7326 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to email your question. 

Download our one-page, printable advertisement, with a full list of qualifications and instructions for applying by clicking here

 

BENEFITS

SALARY

The starting salary is $62,866.28. Those certified as police officers begin at step 2 of the wage scale, which is $64,752.29.

PAID TIME-OFF

The benefits package includes 13 paid holidays annually, plus paid vacation, sick and personal time. 

PENSION

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

INSURANCE

Excellent medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be at least  21 years old and not yet 35 by June 3, 2020, unless otherwise exempt under state statute. Proof of birth date is required at orientation. 

 

Valid driver's license, Illinois FOID card, and Social Security number at the time of appointment

 

U.S. Citizen, or will possess U.S. Citizenship by June 3, 2020

 

Bachelor or Associates Degree in any field of study OR 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university OR a waiver due to active military service pursuant to State statute by June 3, 2020

 

Pass written exam, oral interview, and in-depth background investigation, including a polygraph

Pass medical (including drug screen, hearing, and eye exam) and psychological exams after conditional offer of employment

Note: Previous disqualifications do not preclude you from reapplying.

READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?

 
 
 
APPLY NOW.

CONTACT

Contact Executive Assistant Denise Lawrence at 630.551.7326 with questions or send an email through the Police Commission's website

Please note: Application materials will not be accepted by email. Follow the instructions above to apply.

The Oswego Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY

The deadline to apply for this round of eligibility has passed. If you submitted an application by the noon on June 3 deadline and have a follow-up question about the application process, please contact  Executive Assistant Denise Lawrence at 630.551.7326 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to email your question. Additional details about subsequent steps in the application process are below.

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Download our one-page, printable advertisement, with a full list of qualifications and instructions for applying by clicking here

Applications are available beginning March 11, 2020. You have two options:

Apply online: Complete the application online and submit payment through our online portal with a credit card. (THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.)

Apply in person: Download a PDF of the application or pick up a hardcopy at the Oswego Police Department. Then mail or drop-off your application along with payment, addressed to the Oswego Police Commission, 3355 Woolley Road, Oswego, IL 60543. Payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card at the time the application is submitted. (THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.)

 

Make checks out to Village of Oswego. The application fee is $25.

Applications must be received by noon on Wednesday, June 3. Postmark dates are not taken into consideration. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Do not submit anything other than the application and fee. A resume, certificates, transcripts, etc. are not required at this point in the process. 

The deadline to return the application and payment is 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. 

ORIENTATION / TAKE THE EXAM

A mandatory orientation and written examination will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 8 a.m. at Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Enter through Door 1. Applicants must bring a photo ID, which may be a state ID, driver's license, or passport. At the time of the orientation/written exam, no other items, such as a resume, certificates, or transcripts, will be needed. Those items will be submitted later in the process.

There is no study guide for the written exam. 

APPLY FOR PREFERENCE POINTS

Preference points are guided by State statute and are available to candidates based on education, certifications and military status. More information on preference points and how to apply for points will be available at orientation.

ORAL INTERVIEW

An oral interview, physical aptitude test, background investigation, and polygraph test will be administered to candidates who advance beyond the written exam. More information will be made available at orientation.

The Oswego Police Commission is the authority responsible for hiring new police officers, guided by the appropriate State and local statutes. For more information, visit the Police Commission's website.

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