Police Officer Recruitment

Do you think you have what it takes to be an Elmhurst Police Officer? The officers of the Elmhurst Police Department embrace a community oriented policing philosophy best summarized by our motto, "Providing the Best”. To accomplish the hiring of the best person of character and ability, candidates will be required to successfully complete rigorous tests including a physical agility, written, polygraph, an intensive background investigation, interview process, psychological, and medical tests.

Our values are at the core of what we do. We begin with a person’s character and continue to provide opportunities for growth through training and appropriate resources. We believe the public must have confidence, trust, and faith in the ability of every Elmhurst Police Officer to efficiently and competently perform their duties. The City of Elmhurst’s character is a reflection of its employees. Watch this video to learn more about the opportunities within our Police Department!

The starting salary is currently $77,002 annually increasing to $106,685 after 6 years, with an increase to $107,557 after 15 years. The City of Elmhurst offers full-time police officers an outstanding benefit package including health care plans, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include; personal days, compensatory time, vacation days, tuition reimbursement, special duty payments, flexible spending account, deferred compensation plans, employee assistance program, sick leave, and a police pension fund.