Entry Level Police Officer Testing

City Of DeKalb   DeKalb, IL   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on August 31, 2021
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Job Summary

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

Please click HERE to view the recruitment brochure and application instructions.


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.


Supplemental Information

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

  • The City of DeKalb Application can be found at: http://www.cityofdekalb.com/254/Employment
  • The NTN application and scheduling of the written exam can be found at: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.  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.


Please click here to view the City's policy regarding the hiring of immediate
 family members of a current City employee, elected official, or appointed official prior
 to completing an application for employment.


City Of DeKalb

164 E Lincoln Highway
DeKalb , IL