The Chicago Police Department is looking to hire nearly 1,000 police officers as a part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s public safety reform. The application period is now open, and I encourage all who are interested to apply by Jan. 31 to take the police entry exam.

The application is free and can be completed on a smart phone, computer or with the help of navigators at libraries and workforce centers across the city. The police entry exam will be given in early April. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

The Chicago Police Department will host several events in January throughout the city during which police officers and human resources staff will be available to answer questions and assist applicants. The first event is Saturday, Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1000 E. 87th St. The subsequent events are listed below.

In addition, there will be two Training Academy open houses on Jan. 14 and Jan. 28, and staff are available to answer questions about the application on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

To learn more about these opportunities and to apply, click here.

Upcoming Chicago Police Department recruitment events

WVON - New Year, New Career!WVON Legacy Room CPD Recruitment Event
Saturday, Jan. 7
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1000 E. 87th St.

Lakeview recruitment event        
Wednesday, Jan. 11
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.
Training Academy open house
Saturday, Jan. 14
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1300 W. Jackson Blvd.
Austin recruitment event
Monday, Jan. 16
Noon -  4 p.m.
By The Hand Club, 415 N. Laramie St.
Training Academy open house
Saturday, Jan. 28
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1300 W. Jackson Blvd.

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