Becoming a Member of the Police Department

Police Officer

The City of Wheaton Fire and Police Commission administers the hiring process for the Wheaton Police Department.


Applicants must pass a written exam, medical exam, psychological exam, physical ability exam, drug screening, background and character investigation. Based on its testing process, the Wheaton Fire and Police Commission compiles the Police Officer Eligibility List and hires candidates from the list of eligible candidates.

When the Wheaton Police Department will be conducting eligibility testing, the Wheaton Fire and Police Commission will post a notice on the City’s website.


To apply to become a police officer, the minimum requirements you must meet include:

  • Be a U.S citizen
  • Be at least 21 years old on the date of hire
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree (120 college credits)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license without restrictions
  • Not have been convicted of a felony

Crossing Guard

Please call the Police Department's non-emergency number at 630-260-2161 and ask to speak with Sergeant Angela Smith regarding possible open positions.