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Entry-Level Police Officer


North Aurora Police Department

Seeking Entry-level Police Officer Applicants

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The North Aurora Police Department, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is testing to establish an Entry-Level Police Officer Eligibility List with qualified, professional individuals interested in a career in law enforcement.  We currently have one opening confirmed in June 2023 and additional retirements are possible in the next two years.  Women & people of color are encouraged to apply.

This opportunity is for entry-level applicants who are NOT certified Illinois officers or those with less than two years experience.  Experienced lateral candidates with two or more years of experience should go here to apply.

The North Aurora Police Department has an authorized strength of 32 sworn officers and provides policing services to over 18,000 residents within our 10 square mile community.  The department is proactive, working aggressively and consistently to identify and resolve problems and other issues to improve the quality of life within our community.  We are a community policing department, hold many public events which are intended to build relationships with the community, and we have great support from our residents.  Internally, we are a very family-friendly workplace.

Our staffing includes a chief of police, 2 deputy chiefs, 5 sergeants, 21 patrol officers, 1 crime prevention officer, 2 investigators, and 3 full-time records specialists.  Most officers have secondary assignments so you can develop additional skills.  Our patrol officers are not “just a patrol officer;” they are also firearms, taser, & defensive tactics instructors.  They are evidence technicians, field training officers, SWAT team members, crisis intervention team members, and more!  See the linked flyer below for more secondary assignments that are available.  View the full informational flyer here.

More information is available by scrolling below.


OPTIONAL OPEN HOUSE:  Monday, April 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

North Aurora Police Department

200 S. Lincolnway

North Aurora, Illinois

At this optional Open House, candidates will have the opportunity to learn about why the North Aurora Police Department is a great place to start a career, meet current officers, tour the station, learn more about the hiring process, and ask questions.  Spouses or significant others are welcome also.  Arrive anytime during the open house!  This event is free!


MANDATORY ORIENTATION: Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Jewel Middle School

1501 Waterford Rd.

North Aurora, Illinois

At the Orientation, we will present information about our department, the hiring process, the exam, and current openings.  You are invited to bring your spouse or significant other and you may ask questions.  This event is free!


MANDATORY WRITTEN EXAM: Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.

Jewel Middle School

1501 Waterford Rd.

North Aurora, Illinois

Upon arrival for the exam, applicants will be required a show a valid government issued photo identification card. There is NO application fee. 

Applicants arriving late to any mandatory events WILL NOT be admitted so don’t be late!


North Aurora Offers Excellent Benefits (see flyer link above for more info):

  • Salary starts at $74,173 and tops out at $102,766 after 7 years. After June 1, 2024, the top salary will be $107,134 (current contract expires in 2025)
  • Time off:
    • 80 hours of vacation time per year to start
    • 88 hours of holiday time
    • Earn 8 hours of sick time per month and accumulate up to 720 hours
    • Accumulate up to 100 hours of compensatory time
    • Officers may cash out holiday and/or compensatory time at any time throughout the year
  • Health, dental, vision, life insurance plans,
  • Downstate police pension plan
  • Optional 457 retirement savings plan,
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Patrol works 12 hour shifts with every other Friday, Saturday & Sunday off.
  • State of the art police station with onsite firearms range and workout room.
  • Ford Explorer patrol cars with up to date equipment—laptops, radars, in-car cameras, electronic ticketing & crash reporting, and Axon body-worn cameras.
  • Patrol rifles (.223 caliber) and Tasers provided.
  • Ballistic vests and helmets are provided.


 Applicant Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age and under 35 years of age (per 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6(a)), except:
    • Previously employed as a police officer in Illinois (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6(d))
    • 20 years of age and successfully completed 2 years of law enforcement studies at accredited college or university (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6(e))
    • Any person who has served as an auxiliary police officer under section 3.1-30-20 for at least 5 years and is currently under 40 years old
    • Any person who has served as a deputy under section 3-6008 of the Counties Code and otherwise meets necessary training requirements
  • No felony convictions or convictions of a crime of moral turpitude
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen (by birth or naturalization)
  • High school diploma
  • Excellent written & oral communication
  • Problem solving ability
  • Good morals & excellent integrity
  • Possess a valid POWER test card issued in the past six months, between the dates of October 28, 2022 and April 28, 2023. This proves you have good physical fitness and can pass the POWER test, which is required upon arrival at the police academy.  A POWER test card can be secured at the following locations:

The applicant must further be able to meet specified requirements on the following:

  • Mandatory Orientation meeting
  • Written Entrance Examination
  • Oral Interview
    • Applicants will be offered a tour of station when they are here for their interview (spouses/significant others are welcome to join on the tour)

Upon successful completion of the above, applicant must pass:

  • Fingerprint Criminal History inquiry
  • Background investigation and Reference check
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological assessment
  • Drug Testing
  • Comprehensive Medical Evaluation

Upon appointment, successfully:

  • Successfully attend and graduate from the police academy
  • Successfully complete the field training program and an 18 month probationary period.
  • Reside within a 25-mile radius of the village limits by the end of the probationary period.

Entry-level applications are now 100% online.  To apply,

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. During the next business day, you will receive an email invitation to our online application system, Guardian Tracking, where you will enter your information and sign off on the required waivers.
  3. All submissions MUST be completed before you arrive for the Orientation on Friday, April 28, 2023.

If you have any questions, please reach out to  Best of luck!

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Submit this form by Thursday, April 27th and you will receive an email inviting you to our online application system,  where you will complete all application materials and waivers before you arrive for the Orientation on Friday, April 28, 2023.

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