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Police Sergeant

Rockford Park District Police


Contact Information


Rockford Park District Police
401 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/24/23


  • Starting: $71,000/Year

    (Higher starting wage DOE)


    • Shift differential
    • Yearly wage increases
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Top-tier medical insurance with dental and vision for you and your family
    • HSA
    • IMRF retirement and 457 plan
    • All equipment issued with a quartermaster system
    • Employee discount card
    • Employment stability
    • And much more!


  • 23


  • 200,000

Position Details

Come join one of the most exciting and preeminent park district police agencies!

We are looking for candidates for the position of Police Sergeant!

The Rockford Park District is the third largest in the state, and we have also won the award for" Best Park District in the Nation" three times! With close to 5000 acres, over 180 parks and facilities, and over 56 miles of trails and paths, come and help us provide a quality of life for our community and have a great time while doing so!

The primary responsibility of the Police Sergeant is to serve as the departments first line of supervision. This position is under the general supervision of the Police Chief, and is responsible for the safety and security, on all Rockford Park District properties, of all staff, and the general public.

Police Sergeants are assigned to an operational area of the Department. Operational areas may include:

  • Patrol and security services
  • Personnel and human resources
  • Special events
  • Investigations
  • Training
  • Emergency management
  • Access control and infrastructure security

Operational areas may change depending on changes in organization structure and/or operational focus. Each police sergeant is expected to be able to learn whichever operational area assigned as well as how that area interacts and impacts other operational areas.

This Police Sergeant position has the responsibility for:

  • Providing supervisory reports regarding services
  • Ensuring compliance with mandates
  • Leading, managing and supervising any personnel assigned
  • Establishing goals
  • Creating and communicating written directives and guidelines
  • Creating and engaging and inclusive work environment
  • Responding to and managing incidents, events and emergencies
  • Providing leadership department-wide
  • Planning and preparation for incidents, events and emergencies
  • Building relationships with staff, key partners, other entities and the community

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 5 years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate's degree or higher
  • Previous police supervision experience
  • Police command/supervision classes

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