Rockford Police Department Seeking Police Officer Applicants

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Rockford Police Department is Accepting Applications for Police Officer

The Rockford Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of police officer to work in partnership with the citizens they serve and to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their property, prevent crime, and improve the quality of life.

The department is seeking applicants who possess the ability to problem solve and achieve fair and just solutions. The department says they welcome those with varied life experiences who reflect the diversity within our community. Police officers hold an important position of trust in our community. As first responders to every imaginable emergency, police officers face challenges and have an ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, competence and skills.

The Rockford Police Department will begin accepting applications on November 30, 2012 for the position of police officer. The department is seeking qualified individuals who will be committed to providing high-quality police service as a member of our accredited police agency.

An initial application can be accessed at www.rockfordil.gov/police, along with testing process information. Applications will be accepted through January 12, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. This site will provide qualifications and other information for this process.

To become a Rockford Police Officer, the applicant will be required to participate in a detailed testing process which will include a minimum of the following tests:

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• Physical Agility Test January 19, 2013
• Written Exam Test January 19, 2013
• Pre-Polygraph Exam February 8–10, 2013
• M-Pulse Inventory Test February 16, 2013
• Required Documents Due February 27, 2013
• Pre-Interview Review March 4-8, 2013
• Oral Interview March 11-15, 2013
• Polygraph Test March 18-22, 2013
• Psychological Test April 2-5, 2013
• Background Investigation April 8–29, 2013
• Medical Exam / Final Physical Agility Test
April 8-28, 2013
• Swearing In April 29, 2013

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The Rockford Police Department Recruiter will be hosting six (6) Orientations for the position of Police Officer. The orientation will cover the entire application process. Orientations are optional and not required, but considered beneficial.

The dates and times for the orientation schedule are as follows:
1. Public Safety Building, Classroom A&B
7-9pm December 6, 2012
2. YWCA, 4490 E State St
6-8pm December 18, 2012
3. To Be Determined (TBD)
6-8pm January 3, 2013
4. Public Safety Building, Classroom A&B
8-10am January 5, 2013
5. TBD
6- 8pm January 8, 2013
6. TBD
6-8pm January 10, 2013

Practice physical agility dates and times:
1. Public Safety Building gym
4-6pm December 11, 2012
2. Public Safety Building gym
11am – 1pm January 5, 2013

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Investigator Matthew Krantz at (815)987.5528 or email at recruiter@rockfordil.gov or visit us on the web at www.rockfordil.gov/police.


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