Illinois Police Officer Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Police And Sheriffs Patrol Officers in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kankakee, Danville and Peoria
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Decatur, Rockford and Bloomington
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Springfield

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Kankakee and Rockford

Schools for Police Patrol Officers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Police Patrol Officers Schools in Illinois

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  • Programs: BA/Law Enforcement Administration, MS Criminal Justice, BA/Social and Criminal Justice, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation, MS in Criminal Justice - Law, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Human Services, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor, Master

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Northwestern College
Bridgeview, Chicago

For over 110 years, Northwestern College has been proud to help students like you succeed.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice, BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Emphasis
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

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  • Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

  • Programs: MS in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master

Earn a highly respected online degree from Boston University

  • Programs: Master of Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master
Argosy University
Chicago, Phoenix

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  • Programs: Criminal Justice (BS) (Online), Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Illinois Police Patrol Officers Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Aurora University Aurora Doctorate 3,946
Black Hawk College Moline Associate 6,311
Blackburn College Carlinville Bachelor 617
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg Associate 2,693
Chicago State University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 6,810
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago Associate 8,633
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago Associate 11,354
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago Associate 6,140
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago Associate 4,078
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago Associate 9,679
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago Associate 10,993
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
Concordia University River Forest River Forest Doctorate 4,126
Danville Area Community College Danville Associate 2,832
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Elgin Community College Elgin Associate 9,613
Governors State University University Park Doctorate 5,692
Greenville College Greenville Masters 1,528
Harper College Palatine Associate 15,156
Heartland Community College Normal Associate 4,827
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney Associate 1,610
Illinois State University Normal Doctorate 20,274
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby Associate 4,103
John A Logan College Carterville Associate 7,559
Joliet Junior College Joliet Associate 13,149
Judson University Elgin Masters 1,236
Kankakee Community College Kankakee Associate 3,591
Kaskaskia College Centralia Associate 5,041
Kishwaukee College Malta Associate 4,466
Lewis University Romeoville Doctorate 5,347
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey Associate 7,875
Lincoln College Lincoln Bachelor 1,266
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield Associate 6,655
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 15,545
MacMurray College Jacksonville Bachelor 648
McHenry County College Crystal Lake Associate 5,274
Millikin University Decatur Masters 2,376
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Associate 15,859
Morton College Cicero Associate 5,057
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Masters 12,814
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Associate 10,805
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Doctorate 4,636
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
Prairie State College Chicago Heights Associate 5,507
Quincy University Quincy Masters 1,323
Rend Lake College Ina Associate 4,821
Richland Community College Decatur Associate 3,274
Rock Valley College Rockford Associate 7,923
Roosevelt University Chicago Doctorate 7,163
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon Associate 2,700
Shawnee Community College Ullin Associate 2,176
South Suburban College South Holland Associate 6,260
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg Associate 2,606
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville Masters & First Professional 13,398
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Associate 13,713
Taylor Business Institute Chicago Associate 250
Triton College River Grove Associate 15,658
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 25,747
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield Doctorate 4,855
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731
Western Illinois University Macomb Doctorate 13,331

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 310 $66100 0.67
Carbondale 400 $42640 1.61
Marion 400 $42640 1.61
Champaign 610 $73210 1.31
Urbana 610 $73210 1.31
Danville 220 $47570 1.66
Decatur 240 $65030 1.03
Peoria 560 $57110 0.67
Rockford 560 $62470 0.81
Kankakee 210 $69250 1.02
Springfield 440 $67950 0.86
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