What Is a Chicago Police Officer's Salary?


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As of 2013, the starting salary for a Chicago police officer is $43,104. Police officers receive pay increases after 12 months and 18 months of service.

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What Is a Chicago Police Officer's Salary?
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After 12 months of service, a police officer's salary increases to $61,530 per year. After 18 months, their salary increases to $65,016. Additional employment benefits include pension plans, health care plans, vacation and sick leave and tuition reimbursement.

To apply for the Chicago Police Department, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, demonstrate proof of United States citizenship and reside in Chicago. Applicants also need to complete at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours at an accredited college or university or serve at least three years of continuous active duty in the military or one year of active duty along with 30 semester hours.

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