Becoming a Member of the Police Department
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
Wheaton’s Auxiliary Police Unit is comprised of sworn members of the department who work part-time hours throughout the year. The unit performs tasks such as traffic and crowd control at City events; public relations at City and civic events; patrolling parks, schools, downtown Wheaton, and more.
You can pick up an application packet at the front desk of the Wheaton Police Department, 900 West Liberty Drive.
If you are interested in applying for the Auxiliary Unit, you must meet all the following minimum requirements:
- Be at least 21 years or older at the time of appointment
- Possess a valid Illinois Driver's License
- Be a U.S Citizen or have legal permission to work in the U.S
- Be of good moral character
- Be in good physical condition
- Complete and return an application packet by a posted deadline
Please call the Police Department non-emergency number at 630-260-2161 and ask to speak with Sergeant Bob Lewis regarding possible open positions.