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City of DeKalb, IL
Entry Level Police Officer Testing

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Position Title: Entry Level Police Officer Testing
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of DeKalb, IL
Address: 164 E Lincoln Highway
City: DeKalb
State: IL    Zipcode: 60115
Contact: Michelle Brening
Phone: 18157482398
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Job Summary
The City of DeKalb is accepting applications for Entry Level Police Officer to establish an eligibility list.

Candidates must fill out an application with NTN AND the City of DeKalb:

The City of DeKalb Application can be found at:
The NTN application and scheduling of the written exam can be found at: Please select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for the City of DeKalb exam. Candidates MUST complete the Personal Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) on the NTN website along with the application.
The selection process includes submission of an application, written exam, oral interview, background investigation and polygraph exam. Psychological and medical exams are completed upon conditional offer of employment.

Upon completion of the written exam, all candidate scores will be automatically forwarded to the City of DeKalb hiring officials. Candidates who attain a passing score will be placed on the department's pool of eligible candidates to continue to participate in other stages of the selection process. The cut-off score for the written examination will be based on the recommendation of the developer of the written examination and will be consistent with minimally qualified performance in the Police Officer position.

Questions about the NTN application and/or written exam?
Please call: National Testing Network – 1 (866) 563-3882

Questions about the City application?
Please call: City of DeKalb, Human Resources Department – 1 (815) 748-2398

Applications AND Written Exam Due:
Friday, October 1, 2021.


Minimum Qualifications
The process and the minimum qualifications are dictated by the Board of Fire & Police Commissioner's Rules and Regulations and are detailed in the recruitment brochure.

For consideration the following documents must be submitted with your online application:

At least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age, or 41 years of age if currently a Certified State of Illinois Peace Officer (full-time). Proof of birthdate is required.
Valid Driver's License.
Minimum of High School diploma or equivalent.
Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) conducted by an Illinois licensed agency within 12 months preceding date of conditional offer of employment.
Valid Illinois Driver's License.
Must pass psychological and medical examinations.

ONE of the following:
60 credit hours of completed coursework from an accredited college or university.
Two (2) years of full-time active and continuous military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge.
Possess certification as a full-time Permanent Police Officer as defined in 50 ILCS 705/1, et seq by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 09/01/2021

Application Period Ends: 10/01/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 10

Yearly Salary: $73,382.00 to $97,115.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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