Police Officer Recruitment

Become a Wheaton Police Officer

The Wheaton Police Department’s number one goal is to protect and serve the community at the highest standard possible, and we believe that starts with our police officers. All 67 sworn officers are passionate about the community and understand that their jobs go so much further than the day-to-day operations of the Department. Every day is a chance to make an impact and directly affect the residents of Wheaton.


From outstanding health insurance plans and competitive pay and retirement programs to benefits that encourage work/life balance and career advancement, the City of Wheaton offers a benefits package that will protect and improve your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program and Fitness Initiative
  • Great Health, Dental & Prescription Benefits
  • Additional Benefits include: Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Deferred Compensation Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, and participation in the Police Pension Fund.
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement: In addition to operating in a full time designated capacity, the Wheaton Police Department identifies qualified officers for the following specialized assignments:

    • Juvenile Officer
    • Field Training Officer
    • Breathalyzer Operator
    • Evidence Technician
    • Accident Investigator
    • Crisis Intervention Team
    • Bicycle Patrol
    • Training Cadre
    • Honor Guard
    • Fitness Trainer
    • Range Master
    • Recruitment Team
    • NARCINT (Drug Task Force)
    • School Liaison Officer
    • Traffic Unit
    • Cell Phone Forensic Examiner
    • Community Relations and Training Officer
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction Team
    • MERIT (Metropolitan Emergency Response & Investigative Team)
      • MERIT Accident Reconstruction Team
      • MERIT SWAT
      • MERIT Task Force

Application Information

  • Application Fee - $25
  • Current Police Officer application process for the Wheaton Police Department is closed

POWER Card Information

POWER tests may be taken at one of the following testing agencies: