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Join the Rockford Police Department

If you are looking for a career with one of the largest police agencies in the State of Illinois, opportunities for quick advancement, and a variety of ways to make a difference, then apply for the Rockford Police Department! Contact our recruiter, Officer Katy Statler, at 779-500-6628 or recruiter@rockfordil.gov with any questions!

The application process to join the Rockford Police Department is currently closed.

Join the Rockford Police Department

Job Interest Card

2018 Recruiting Booklet

The Rockford Police Department application process for lateral transfer officers is currently closed.


Additional Information

2019 Police Study Guide

Please click here to download the Medical Screening Form

Ride-Along-Guidelines-Application-Liability-Release-Evaluation – October 2017

Internship Program


General Information

An applicant for the police officer position should be aware of the Rockford Police Department Patrol Division shifts:

  • 6:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • 4:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.
  • 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Upon completion of the training program you will be assigned to a patrol shift. Once a year you will have the opportunity to bid for the shift of your choice. Assignments to the shifts will be determined by seniority.

The City of Rockford is an Equal Opportunity Employer