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The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POLICE OFFICER POSITION?
* You must be the age of 21 at the time of hire and possess a current, valid State of Illinois driver's license. HOW CAN I APPLY?
* There is only one way to apply, and that's online. You can find the application at www.chicagopolice.org. WHAT IF I DON'T OWN OR HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?
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WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POLICE OFFICER POSITION?
* You must be the age of 21 at the time of hire and possess a current, valid State of Illinois driver's license. HOW CAN I APPLY?
* There is only one way to apply, and that's online. You can find the application at www.chicagopolice.org. WHAT IF I DON'T OWN OR HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?
* All Chicago Public Libraries have compute

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If you are interested in learning more about CPD's hiring process and get started on the application, please come visit ...
09/27/2021

If you are interested in learning more about CPD's hiring process and get started on the application, please come visit us at one of our City Colleges of Chicago locations. Our officers are there to assist you Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm or click this link https://home.chicagopolice.org/bethechange/

If you are interested in learning more about CPD's hiring process and get started on the application, please come visit us at one of our City Colleges of Chicago locations. Our officers are there to assist you Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm or click this link https://home.chicagopolice.org/bethechange/

CPD is providing flexible dates and times to take the Police Officer exam with quick results to get you through the Poli...
09/21/2021

CPD is providing flexible dates and times to take the Police Officer exam with quick results to get you through the Police Officer hiring process and on the job!

Apply through Friday, November 19th with options to test paper and pencil in-person October 21-23, via computer November 1-10, 12-13, or paper and pencil in person December 2-4.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 can apply in advance or just show up in person to take the exam at select City of Chicago College locations. Take the challenge and apply today at https://bit.ly/3yJgFMs.

CPD is providing flexible dates and times to take the Police Officer exam with quick results to get you through the Police Officer hiring process and on the job!

Apply through Friday, November 19th with options to test paper and pencil in-person October 21-23, via computer November 1-10, 12-13, or paper and pencil in person December 2-4.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 can apply in advance or just show up in person to take the exam at select City of Chicago College locations. Take the challenge and apply today at https://bit.ly/3yJgFMs.

If you are interested in becoming a Chicago Police Officer, please join us at this informational session on Wednesday, S...
09/07/2021

If you are interested in becoming a Chicago Police Officer, please join us at this informational session on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 6-8 pm at Prince Hall Masonic Temple, 809 E. 42nd Place, Chicago. Come and learn more about CPD’s hiring process and meet our officers.

If you are interested in becoming a Chicago Police Officer, please join us at this informational session on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 6-8 pm at Prince Hall Masonic Temple, 809 E. 42nd Place, Chicago. Come and learn more about CPD’s hiring process and meet our officers.

Meet Commander Angel Novalez. When Angel Novalez moved to Chicago as a young boy in the 1970s from Puerto Rico, he never...
06/21/2021
Be The Change: Commander Angel Novalez

Meet Commander Angel Novalez.

When Angel Novalez moved to Chicago as a young boy in the 1970s from Puerto Rico, he never imagined he had what it takes to become a Chicago Police officer, let alone one of the department’s top commanders. Now he is the first Latino to head the Department's Office of Community Policing.

Be The Change and join the next generation of Chicago Police Officers. To apply, visit www.chicagopolice.org.

When Angel Novalez moved to Chicago as a young boy in the 1970s from Puerto Rico, he never imagined he had what it takes to become a Chicago Police officer, ...

Meet one of Chicago’s finest!
05/20/2021
Be The Change: Deputy Chief Larry Snelling

Meet one of Chicago’s finest!

Chicago Police Deputy Chief Larry Snelling never imagined one day leading the public safety efforts for the neighborhood in which he was raised. In addition ...

05/04/2021

The Chicago Police Department is currently accepting applications for the Entry-level Police Officer position.

Accept the CHALLENGE and apply today at https://bit.ly/2HMae0I

The Chicago Police Department is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in its workforce and is looking for Police Officer candidates that have diverse life experience and reflect the diversity of our City. We are seeking candidates that are effective problem solvers, critical thinkers, and good communicators.

Joining the Chicago Police Department allows Chicagoans to make a difference in their community while providing a stable, well-paying job that can support their families.

Police officers have enormous pride in what we do. We are serving our families, our neighbors and our communities every day, making the world better for those around us.

Our police force is working hard and earning a salary that allows them to live comfortably. After just 18 months on the job, our officers earn up to $72,510 a year.

04/16/2021

CPD is not accepting applications at this time. But, we anticipate a new posting soon. Please check back for more information.

The City of Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. APPLY TODAY at chicagopolice.org.F...
03/05/2021

The City of Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. APPLY TODAY at chicagopolice.org.

FYI - Many answers to your questions regarding the application and entry-level Police Officer exam can be found on the actual job posting.

The City of Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. APPLY TODAY at chicagopolice.org.

FYI - Many answers to your questions regarding the application and entry-level Police Officer exam can be found on the actual job posting.

03/16/2020

Attention candidates: Due to the recent concerns regarding COVID-19, we are suspending the Credit Education and Repair workshop until further notice. Your safety is our number one concern. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

CANCELLED UNTO FURTHER NOTICE!  Be safe!
03/03/2020

CANCELLED UNTO FURTHER NOTICE! Be safe!

02/25/2020

ATTN Police Officer Candidates! Our vendor is currently preparing to release the results of your exam. If you have not received your test results from the January 2020 written exam by March 5, 2020, please check your inbox and spam/junk folders before contacting the City of Chicago Department of Human Resources (DHR). DHR staff can be reached by email at [email protected]. All the best!

02/03/2020

The City of Chicago does not currently have a date scheduled for the next Police Officer exam. We will post information on our website and social media pages as new exams are announced. Thank you for your patience.

Attention current Police Officer applicants!  Let us help you prep for the upcoming written exam! No fee or registration...
12/30/2019

Attention current Police Officer applicants!

Let us help you prep for the upcoming written exam! No fee or registration required. FREE parking is available.

Please bring your tablet, laptop, or mobile device to one of our written exam study sessions. Copies of the Chicago Police Officer Examination Study Guide will not be distributed on-site. You can only access the study guide at http://bit.ly/2F2Zah3.

A background investigator will be available to answer your questions about the hiring process.

Hope to see you there!

Meet us at the UniverSoul Circus this Saturday! Our Ambassadors will be onsite to answer your hiring questions about the...
10/31/2019

Meet us at the UniverSoul Circus this Saturday! Our Ambassadors will be onsite to answer your hiring questions about the Police Officer Hiring Process.

Meet us at the UniverSoul Circus! Our Ambassadors will be onsite to answer your hiring questions about the Police Office...
10/31/2019

Meet us at the UniverSoul Circus! Our Ambassadors will be onsite to answer your hiring questions about the Police Officer Hiring Process.

Meet us at the UniverSoul Circus! Our Ambassadors will be onsite to answer your hiring questions about the Police Officer Hiring Process.

Want a career with great income and benefits? If so, become a Chicago Police Officer. For more information on how to bec...
10/28/2019

Want a career with great income and benefits? If so, become a Chicago Police Officer. For more information on how to become one of Chicago’s finest, visit Chicagopolice.org. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 18, 2019.

Curious about the POWER Test? Check out our video AND attend our FREE workout sessions at the Academy. It’s never too ea...
09/04/2019
P.O.W.E.R. Test | Chicago Police Department

Curious about the POWER Test? Check out our video AND attend our FREE workout sessions at the Academy. It’s never too early to start preparing! http://bit.ly/POWERvideo and http://bit.ly/Pre-Power

P.O.W.E.R. Test   For more information about the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board’s “Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.)” test, please visithttp://www.ptb.illinois.gov/media/1320/power.pdf  

ATTN Candidates in the process!You should have already received an email regarding your Police Officer test results.  If...
09/03/2019
For Candidates in the Process | Chicago Police Department

ATTN Candidates in the process!

You should have already received an email regarding your Police Officer test results. If not, please check your spam folder. A copy will also be sent via USPS this week.

For the next steps in the hiring process, please visit https://goo.gl/fgMyGV for more information.

For Candidates in the Process Pass Pre-Power Physical Exam and Drug Screening P.O.W.E.R. Test http://nipsta.org/power/index.aspx http://www.triton.edu/POWER Submit Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and Education Documents Background Investigation for Prospective Applicants Required Documents Home...

Join us this evening for the last study session before the Police Officer written exam. Let us help you prep! No fee or ...
07/30/2019
Chicago Police Officer Examination Study Guide – 2019

Join us this evening for the last study session before the Police Officer written exam. Let us help you prep! No fee or registration required. FREE parking is available on the street and in our parking lot.

A background investigator will be on-site to answer your questions about the hiring process. Bring your tablets or cell phone to access your study guide (please refer to your Official Invitation Letter for the password). https://bit.ly/2ElJm9d

Note:  You will receive the password to open this study guide once you application has been completed and you have been scheduled to sit for the exam that will be held in 2019.

ATTN candidates:  Join us for the FREE Police Officer exam study sessions. Let us help you prep for the written exam! No...
07/24/2019

ATTN candidates: Join us for the FREE Police Officer exam study sessions. Let us help you prep for the written exam! No registration is required. FREE parking is available. A background investigator will also be on-site to answer your questions about the hiring process.

The clock is ticking! The deadline for submitting your application is tonight, July 8, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (CST).  Don’t...
07/08/2019

The clock is ticking! The deadline for submitting your application is tonight, July 8, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (CST). Don’t pass up your opportunity to become a Chicago Police Officer. Apply online at Chicagopolice.org #BeTheChangeCPD

Fact – You do not have to be a Chicago resident to apply for a Police Officer position.  However, you must be one at the...
07/05/2019

Fact – You do not have to be a Chicago resident to apply for a Police Officer position. However, you must be one at the time of hire. Don't delay apply by Monday, July 8th!

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07/02/2019

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Join us this evening for the FREE Police Officer exam study session. Let us help you prep! No registration required. FRE...
05/23/2019

Join us this evening for the FREE Police Officer exam study session. Let us help you prep! No registration required. FREE parking is available. A background investigator will be on site to answer your questions about the hiring process. https://bit.ly/2ElJm9d

Are you prepared to take the upcoming Chicago Police Officer Exam (CPOE)?  If not, please join us tonight from 6-8pm for...
05/16/2019

Are you prepared to take the upcoming Chicago Police Officer Exam (CPOE)? If not, please join us tonight from 6-8pm for a FREE prep session at Olive Harvey College.

A background investigator will be onsite to answer questions about the hiring process.

Free parking. No pre-registration required.

Congratulations on completing the application to become a Chicago Police Officer!  Now, let us help you prepare for the ...
05/06/2019

Congratulations on completing the application to become a Chicago Police Officer! Now, let us help you prepare for the exam. CPD will be hosting FREE study sessions to guide you through the practice exam and answer any questions you may have about the hiring process.

Sessions will be held at the following locations:

Harry S. Truman City College
1145 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Olive-Harvey City College
10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Chicago Public Safety HQ
3510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

No registration is required.
FREE parking is available.

04/09/2019

Police Officer Candidates: In order to be invited to the Chicago Police officer exam, you are required to show proof of having 60 college credits at the time of application. For verification, you need to attach a copy of your transcripts or a copy of your degree. The education requirement may only be waived if you have a combination of 30 college credits and 1 year of active military service OR just 3 years of active military service. If this applies to you, please ensure that you attach your DD214 (member 4) document or a letter from your commanding officer along with your transcripts. Your military documents must include your character of service and length of service.

Remember, you have until the end of the day on Monday, April 15th to attach your documentation, once the posting period has closed documentation will no longer be accepted and your application will be disqualified.

If you are having trouble uploading your documents you can send a copy to [email protected].

Thank you,
The Department of Human Resources

Apply now! The City of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer through April 15, 2019. #Bet...
04/01/2019

Apply now! The City of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer through April 15, 2019. #BetheChangeCPD - https://goo.gl/gZpt7e

Join us for the last FREE Credit Repair workshop offered this spring! Don’t miss an opportunity to ask the Ladder Up tea...
03/30/2019

Join us for the last FREE Credit Repair workshop offered this spring!

Don’t miss an opportunity to ask the Ladder Up team about budgeting, credit control, and financial literacy. A CPD background investigator will also be on site to answer your questions about the hiring process.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Chicago Public Safety Building
3510 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Free parking is available!

The Chicago Police & Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) is now accepting applications! The CPFTA program provides trai...
03/01/2019
Chicago Police & Firefighter Training Academy | Choose Your Future

The Chicago Police & Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) is now accepting applications!

The CPFTA program provides training for high school students interested in careers in public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, and fire science.

The 2-year program was developed jointly by the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE), the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC).

Visit the CPFTA website for more information.

The Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) program provides training for students interested in careers in public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, and fire science. The 2-year program was developed jointly by the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Career and Technical...

The Chicago Police Department is hosting FREE Credit Repair workshops for CURRENT Police Officer candidates on the follo...
02/25/2019

The Chicago Police Department is hosting FREE Credit Repair workshops for CURRENT Police Officer candidates on the following dates:

Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Chicago Public Safety Building
3510 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Education and Training Academy
1300 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60653

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
OR
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Chicago Public Safety Building
3510 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

No registration is required, just show up!
FREE parking is available!

Sponsored by:
Gwen’s Helping Hands, LLC
Ladder UP

To assist Police Officer applicants with passing the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) test, the Chi...
12/19/2018
Pre-Power Prep Sessions | Chicago Police Department

To assist Police Officer applicants with passing the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) test, the Chicago Police Department offers FREE work-out and P.O.W.E.R. test practice sessions at the Chicago Police Academy. Visit our website for session dates and times.

Pre-Power Prep Sessions To assist Police Officer applicants with passing the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.) test, the Chicago Police Department offers FREE work-out and P.O.W.E.R. test practice sessions throughout the year. Sessions schedules will be posted as they become avai...

Curious about the POWER Test? Check out the video or attend our workout sessions at the Academy. It’s never too late to ...
12/10/2018
P.O.W.E.R. Test | Chicago Police Department

Curious about the POWER Test? Check out the video or attend our workout sessions at the Academy. It’s never too late to start preparing! https://goo.gl/FCQ7aT

P.O.W.E.R. Test For more information about the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board’s “Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R.)” test, please visithttp://www.ptb.illinois.gov/media/1320/power.pdf

12/08/2018

We’re looking forward to seeing you at CPD’s Written Test TOMORROW! Are you prepared with:
1. Alarm clock set
2. Transportation
3. Pencils
4. ID
5. Your Test Invitation/Notification to Report (NTR)

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