Rochelle Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 8/22/2022 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the City of Rochelle Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the City of Rochelle Board of Fire and Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the City of Rochelle Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

Rochelle, IL Police Department

The Rochelle Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer with the Rochelle, IL Police Department.

Starting Salary (no academy or law enforcement experience): $55,910
Starting Salary (with academy and experience): $64,500 up to $71,115

Sworn Personnel: 21

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Rochelle Board of Fire and Police Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Must be of sound character, without criminal convictions;
    • Applicants are not obligated to disclose expunged juvenile records of adjudication or arrest.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age by the application deadline date of August 22, 2022, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioner's Act;
  • Have a High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate of equivalency;
  • Possess a valid driver's license;
  • Possess a valid POWER Test card – OR equivalent criteria as per the State standard, issued within 12 months of the written exam date (September 10, 2022).  
    • POWER Test Cards issued by NIPSTA, Triton Community College or Joliet Junior College will be accepted.
    • Applicants must present the POWER Test card NO LATER than the written exam date (September 10, 2022).
  • Must be available on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM - OR - Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM to participate in a mandatory written examination;

Submission of Application

  • Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Computer and internet access is available at the Flagg Rochelle Public Library located at 619 4th Ave, Rochelle, IL 61068.  If online submittal presents an obstacle in the application process, please contact the City of Rochelle’s Human Resource Department at 815.562.6161.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.


Lateral Transfer Candidates: Current Illinois Certified Police Officers with a minimum of two years of service are eligible to be place on a lateral transfer eligibility list. 

  • Lateral transfer candidates are NOT required to obtain the POWER Test Card;
  • Lateral transfer candidates are NOT required to take the written exam; 
  • Lateral transfer candidates ARE required to participate in the Interview Process.    

In order to be eligible for the lateral transfer eligibility list, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a certified full-time police officer; and
  • Previous continuous service as a police officer in the State of Illinois for a minimum of two years; and
  • In good standing in the police department in which the person currently serves or separated from in good standing with no adverse employment action; and
  • Eligible to be granted a waiver of basic training from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Documents Required for Application Submission

  • Copy of valid driver's license;
  • Copy of birth certificate;
  • Copy of High school diploma or GED equivalent (If unable to provide a diploma or transcripts, obtain a letter of certification from the school);
  • If applicant has military experience, a copy of Form DD-214 is required;
  • Valid P.O.W.E.R. Test card (issued by NIPSTA, Joliet Junior College, or Triton Community College);
  • Copy of Law Enforcement Certification issued by the State of Illinois (if applicable).  

The Rochelle, IL Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.