Qualified men and women are encouraged to answer the call to serve the Rockford community. Application deadline is July 28th.

To be a part of the solution to Rockford struggles you must have strong communications skills, interpersonal and writing skills, common and strong problem-solving abilities, according to mystateline.com.

Starting salary would be $52, 811.

I sat down with police recruiter Katy Statler to find out just what qualities the department is looking for in new recruits. See our conversation in the video below.

There's a multi-step process to becoming a Rockford Police Officer, so if you are interested, get the process started right away. Again, the decline for applications is Friday, July 28, 2017. Online applications can be found here. You can also fill out an application at  the Human Resources office at City Hall, 425 E. State Street.

For more information about benefits, working conditions and minimum qualifications, click here, or contact Rockford Police recruiter Katy Statler at recruiter@rockfordil.gov.