Police Officer Employment - Entry Level


Application Deadline: February 11, 2022 by 12 a.m. CST

Are you currently a police officer in the State of Illinois and certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board? Click here for information about our lateral transfer hiring program.

Ready to Apply?

Make sure you follow all of the steps below to complete your application to become an entry-level Police Officer for the Aurora Police Department:

  1. Gather all the required documents under the Required Documents tab below.
  2. Make sure you have a valid POWER Test card. Click here for information on the POWER Test.
  3. Apply online at the City of Aurora's Human Resources Website.
  4. After applying, go to the National Testing Network website and select the POLICE OFFICER position under AURORA, CITY OF, POLICE DEPARTMENT and follow the instructions.

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You must complete all steps above to be considered for hiring.

  1. Eligibility Requirements
  2. Salary Details
  3. Required Documents
  4. FAQ

Eligibility to Become a Police Officer

  • Candidates must be at least 20 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of written exam but must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years of age at time of appointment, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code as amended (65 ILCS 5/10-1-1 et seq.). 
  • Must be an U.S. citizen at the time of appointment. 
  • Must possess a valid Class “D” Illinois driver’s license or a valid out-of-state driver’s license of similar classification. 
  • The applicant must have achieved a high school diploma with a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0), or a G.E.D. with a minimum composite score of no less than 2480 points, or at least sixteen (16) hours of college credit with a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade point average other than 4.0) regardless of high school grade point average or G.E.D. composite score. 
  • Must be able to meet vision standard at time of appointment. Must be correctable to 20/20 with both eyes open including field of vision/depth perception/color vision within normal ranges. 
  • Must possess a valid Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test card. Certifications will be considered valid within one (1) year of the issuance date. 
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as required for attendance to all State of Illinois police academies.
  • Must be of excellent moral character and personal integrity. 
  • A subsequent polygraph and psychological examination will be required, in addition to a thorough background investigation, drug screen and per-employment physical.

Have Questions or Need More Info? 

If you have additional questions regarding the police application, testing and hiring process, please reach out to the Aurora Police Department's Recruiting Team. 

Click here to connect with our recruiting team

Phone: (630) 256-COPS (2677)

Email: [email protected]

  1. APD Recruiting Team

    Phone: (630) 256-COPS (2677)