You can apply online by visiting the department's recruiting site.
Application requirements are as follows:
- Age: 18 years or older
- Education/Military Service: 60 semester hours or 36 months of continuous active duty or one year continuous service and 30 semester hours. This is required at the time of hire, not application.
- A valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required at the time of hire.
- Payment of application fee of $30, a fee waiver for available for qualifying individuals.
- Residency in the City of Chicago is required at time of employment.
The department has graduated 512 new officers in 2013 so far.