Join Naperville Police Department

The City of Naperville has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It's also a great place to work! 

The Naperville Police Department employs a staff of more than 260 employees, 169 of them sworn, whose mission is to provide extraordinary service to the community while protecting life and property. In addition to the traditional patrol and investigative functions of a suburban law enforcement agency, our department is also able to sustain a great number of positions in specialty assignments and collateral duties only typically seen in larger departments. Such assignments include an Underwater Recovery Team, Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiators, 12 Field Training Officers, eight School Resource Officers, five Traffic Officers and four K-9 Officers, to name a few. Recognizing the diverse needs of the community, the Department provides and encourages a policy of professional and individual excellence, which is enhanced by continuing education and training.

We pride ourselves on the relationship we have established with our diverse community. Our officers are educated, well-trained professionals dedicated to working in partnership with our citizens to provide a safe place to live, work and conduct business. The Naperville Police Department is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency, which makes a statement to residents, law enforcement colleagues and other professionals that the Naperville Police Department meets the very highest standards.

Department Highlights

CALEA accredited
169 sworn employees (2018)
98.75 civilian employees (2018)
On site defensive tactics training facility, gun range & fitness center
Specialized & collateral assignment opportunities

Salary & Benefits

12 paid holidays per year
12 sick days per year
3 weeks paid vacation after year one
Starting officer salary: $73,634.91 (as of Jan. 1, 2019)
All equipment & training provided
Competitive medical & dental insurance

Review the 2018 Benefits Overview for Officers

Community Highlights

Recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top communities in which to settle down, raise a family and retire, Naperville has made headlines for its outstanding quality of life. Our picturesque, quaint city combines the values and charm of small-town life with the vibrancy and boldness of a modern, thriving economic powerhouse in the Chicago area.

28 miles west of Chicago
4th largest city in Illinois. Population: 147,841 (2018 partial special census)
Median Household Income: $110,676 (via 2012-2016 ACS)
Diverse housing and employment options
Acclaimed public and private schools & world-class parks
Extensive public transportation network
The best public library system in the country
Low crime rate

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21-35 years of age
Bachelor’s degree
U.S. citizen
Meet vision requirements
Hold a valid POWER Test card

Hiring Process

Orientation & written test
Oral interview & writing assessment
Background investigation & polygraph
Medical evaluation
Psychological evaluation

View detailed qualification and application information