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Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

Employment/ Volunteer Opportunities

Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Addison Police Department.

We are currently not taking applications for entry-level or lateral police officers, and there are no open civilian positions. 


AGE: Minimum 21 years of age; maximum 35 years of age unless prior police or military experience.
WRITTEN: Must achieve 70% or better to progress to next testing level.
EDUCATION: Associates degree or the equivalent of at least 60 credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college.


Orientation: Required attendance
Physical Fitness: Pass or fail
Written: 70% or above is passing. It is 100% of final score.
Psychological and Polygraph: Pass or fail
Oral Interview: Pass or fail
Background Investigation: Pass or fail
Medical: Pass or fail


Physical Agility

*As of 11/01/21

(9 Steps to maximum salary)
Starting Salary: $38.0445/$79,132.59
Maximum Salary: $53.9886/$112,296.25


After 1 year, but less than 5 years: 10 days
5 years, but less than 12 years: 15 days
12 years, but less than 20 years: 20 days
20 years or more: 25 days

Benefit Days

3 personal days per year
12 sick days per year
10 paid holidays per year
Pension and social security


Medical, dental and optical
Term life insurance equivalent to two times yearly salary


After hire, Police Officers will successfully complete a Law Enforcement Board approved police training academy and the Department Field Training Program during their probationary period.

Clothing and Equipment

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT: Supplied and maintained on Quartermaster System
FIREARM: Supplied Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic Glock 22, 4th Generation
UNIFORM MAINTENANCE: Dry cleaning paid by Department
EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE: $500.00 per year toward the purchase of shoes and approved equipment
BODY ARMOR: 100% of purchase price (up to $699.00) with signed agreement to wear while on duty


Residential Population: 36,890
Industrial Area: 4th largest in State
Median Home Price (in 2010): $230,100
Total Housing Units: 11,805
Police Department: 68 sworn officers
Civilian Personnel (Full-Time): 64 persons
Employment Opportunities: Records Section, Police Officer, Police Dispatcher and Community Service Officer


Addison Police Department
3 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
TX (630) 543-3080
FAX (630) 543-1069


Persons eligible to be considered for a ride-along are Addison Police Department volunteers (including participants in the CERT Program), persons currently on the Addison Police Department employment eligibility lists, social service interns and Addison Police Department employee family members and/or friends.

If you meet this criteria and want more information about the program, you can contact Administrative Sergeant Tony Reda at (630) 543-3080. 


It is the policy of the Addison Police Department to cooperate with recognized colleges and universities within the State to provide for a supervised internship program for selected students pursuing an Associates, Bachelor's or Graduate degree in Criminal Justice or a related field. The Addison Police Department's internship program provides the individual experience with various sections of the Police Department including, but not limited to:

* Field Services Division - Day and Night Shifts
* Crime Prevention Unit
* Traffic Safety Unit
* Criminal Investigations Section
* Gang Tactical Unit
* Records Management Section
* Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center
* Property and Evidence Unit

Criteria to qualify for our internship program include the following:

* being currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university with Criminal Justice or similar as your major
* submitting a copy of medical insurance when requested during the selection process
* signing the Release and Waiver of Liability form when requested during the selection process
* cooperating fully with the completion of your background investigation
* having a level of maturity suitable for observing law enforcement activities

Download the application for internship, complete and return to:

Administrative Sergeant Tony Reda
Addison Police Department
3 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 543-3080
Equal Opportunity Employer


The mission of the Addison Police Department Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) program is to support members in providing police service and to promote community partnership.

Become a part of the Addison Police Department team, bringing quality public safety services to the residents of Addison. We value our volunteers' diversity of skills, abilities, education, and life experiences which they nobly donate to our community. The most effective law enforcement efforts are collaborative partnerships between police and community members. Our volunteers perform a wide variety of duties throughout the Department, enabling our paid personnel to concentrate on specialized tasks and better manage their workflow. Some of our programs are volunteer-driven and would not exist without them! We provide our volunteers with on-the-job training, enabling them to achieve their peak performance in service to the Village of Addison.


For Tier 1 VIPS Positions (most volunteer positions):

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (except Explorers age 14-21).
  • Have a valid driver's license or other I.D.
  • Application
  • Criminal history check
  • Fingerprinting
  • Certified copies of birth certificate and high school transcripts or G.E.D.
  • Selection interview in prospective unit/s
For Tier 2 VIPS Positions (Victim assistance, any volunteer position at the neighborhood resource center or school resource center):

  • All of the Tier 1 steps listed above
  • Must be at least 21 years of age for victim assistance
  • Extensive background interview and investigation


Current List of Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.)
  • Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
  • Police Explorers
  • Citizens Police Academy
  • Senior Citizens Police Academy
  • Teen Police Academy
  • Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.)
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watch
  • Henry Hyde Resource Center


Public safety is the domain of both law enforcement and the community that it serves. This shared responsibility achieves peak results when police integrate citizen involvement in their daily operations. The Addison Police Department is proud to offer a variety of important volunteer opportunities for community participation. Our Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) bring an array of skills and talents, fresh perspective, and tremendous commitment to their volunteer roles that continually demonstrate how vital this partnership between the Department and its citizens truly is. If you desire an exceptional experience in helping to safeguard the community, please consider this invitation to you to join our law enforcement team. Discover the profound reward of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the men and women whose mission it is to protect our community. Be the Source for the Force.


  • Experience the joy of helping others.
  • Learn new skills "on the job."
  • Explore career options.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Discover new interests and aspirations.
  • Civic pride.
  • Community involvement.
  • Meet and get to know the men and women behind the uniform who serve our community.
  • Assist the Police Department and your neighbors during disasters.
If you are interested in our volunteer program, please e-mail Administrative Sergeant Tony Reda  at AReda@addison-il.org.