Chicago Police Job Application & Careers

Read the instructions posted on this page to learn how to access the official Chicago Police job application (online version). Numerous current openings can be applied for by creating an online account and going through the application process. The instructions posted below detail how to create an account, search for current openings, and fill out/submit an application.

  • About the Organization: The Chicago Police Department is the main law enforcement agency/department for the city of Chicago. The department has more than 11,000 officers as well as numerous support employees. The police department has its origins in the early 1800s. Read the guide posted below to learn more about the department’s online job application process.

Apply Online

Step 1 – The CPD’s job application can be accessed online by first going to the organization’s main employment site. Click here to have the site load in another tab/window within the internet application that you are currently using.

Step 2 – Once you have the site open, click on the “frequently asked questions” link in the menu on the left side of the page.

Step 3 – On the FAQ page you will find all the answers to any questions you may have about working for the Chicago Police Department.

  • Note: The application/selection process for police officers cannot be done online. It is a somewhat long process, and is not always open. Read the frequently asked questions to learn more about the CPD job application process.