Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on September 13, 2022

***Attention***  In light of all of the ever changing guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing safe standards and minimizing person to person contact. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours please place application packets in the basket outside of our door. After hours (until 7:00 pm) application packets can be slid under our office door at Suite 201. Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.  


Police Officer

Dixon, IL


City of Dixon

C/O   C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone:  847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $53,654

Sworn Officers: 30

Population: 15,274


Application Deadline:  10/12/2022





The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Dixon

 is now accepting applications for the position of:  Police Officer.


Testing is being conducted for anticipated hiring needs and to establish a new eligibility list for future hiring.



Located along the scenic Rock River in Northwestern Illinois, Dixon is a thriving community of almost 16,000, and serves as the county seat of Lee County.  At the hub of four major highways and one interstate, Dixon is the economic center of the county and an important focus for agriculture, industry, service, retail, recreation and residential growth.


The Dixon Police Department is a full-service police agency with core values stemming from the community policing philosophy.  The Department holds the highest standards for professionalism, integrity, character, service, community partnership, discipline, objectivity, honesty, and training.  Our officers are dedicated to providing the best possible service to the community while employing proactive police strategies to combat drug and gang activity.  Whether you have a neighbor problem or are a victim of a crime, the Dixon Police Department is there to help.




The application deadline is Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM


Application will be online for purchase until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2022





All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Dixon PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195




You must meet the following minimum requirements:


Job Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen


  • Driver’s License: Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s at the time of hire.


  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be under the age of 35 years old at the time of filing application (10/12/22) and at such time as the Final Eligibility list is posted, unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6., which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a Certified (full-time) Law Enforcement Officer in a municipality in the United States.  Applicants must have attained their 19th birthday by the last date for filing applications (10/12/22).  Candidates who are under 21 years cannot be hired until they are the age of 21.


  • Education: Must have a High School Diploma, GED or High School Proficiency Certificate


  • Character: Applicants must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.


  • Testing: Must be able to complete all phases of testing.


  • Residence: Officers are required to live within 12.5 miles from the City of Dixon within one (1) year of the date of hire.


  • P.O.W.E.R. Card: NOTE: Candidates that possess a valid POWER Card issued between the dates of 4/29/22 –10/29/22 will be exempt from taking the physical on the day of testing. (MUST provide a copy of POWER Card in their returned support packet material and bring POWER Card on the day of test.)






All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to

 continue with the application process.




There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.



It is highly recommended that you hand deliver or use a track-able courier for the return of all your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.  Please Note:  The USPS has been very delayed with their deliveries.





Adobe Reader is required for the application

It can be downloaded free at:



Applications are NOT available at the Dixon Police Department or City Hall.






Applicants must attend the mandatory test date


Registration/Orientation, Physical Agility Test and Written Exam


Saturday, October 29, 2022


Registration/Orientation at: 7:30 AM


Physical at 8:00 AM

 Written Exam Immediately Following



Dixon Police Department

220 S. Hennepin Ave.

Dixon, IL 61021




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Dixon, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer