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Career Opportunities

University Police provides professional law enforcement and public safety-related services for the University community. We seek applicants of outstanding ability and unquestionable integrity.

The University presents an attractive but challenging work environment requiring sensitivity, good judgment and professionalism. 

Northwestern University offers a wide selection of benefits to full-time employees. Visit the Human Resources Benefits web page for more information.

Current vacancies

We are currently recruiting for Police Officers, with an annual starting salary of $65,008.00.


Northwestern University Police Officer Recruitment Timeline

November 2017 – May 2018

  1. Psychological exam will be on March 26, 2018, at 9:00 AM (4 – 5 hours)
  2. Drug Screening (20 minutes)
  3. Medical and vision examination
  4. Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department (CCSPD) POWER Test
  5. Chicago Police Department (CPD) POWER Test

Dates and steps outlined in this process are subject to change.

How to apply

All applicants must apply through the Human Resources online recruiting system.

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting an application. If there is interest in your candidacy, a Human Resources recruiter or the University Police hiring manager will contact you.

Questions about the hiring process? Contact Lieutenant Haydee Martinez at 847-467-3148.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.