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Be one of Rockford's Finest

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! 


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The current hiring process for officers is now closed.

Endless Opportunities

The Rockford Police Department offers are numerous ways to advance in the department. 


Specialized units include, but are not limited to the below list:


  • SWAT 
  • Detective Bureau
  • K9
  • Traffic
  • Bomb Squad
  • School Resource
  • Community Services
  • Rockford Housing Authority



How We Work

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.

Check out our Lateral Transfer Program too!

Looking for a change of pace? If you have served with your current department, you are eligible for the Lateral Transfer Program. Click here for a link to apply.