Welcome to Waterman!

oldpicwatermanIn this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned teepees before their homes were built Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835.

Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870.

Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.  

Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum – Organized in 1994 by a group of citizens who wanted to preserved the history of Waterman and the family heritage of this town in DeKalb County, Illinois.  The museum is open Saturday’s from 1-3pm.  Check out their facebook page!

Full-time Police Officer Opening

Full-time Police Officer Opening

Village of Waterman


Contact Information


Waterman Police Department

215 W. Adams St.

Waterman, IL 60556

Website:                      www.villageofwaterman.com

Phone Number:           815-264-3574

Fax Number:               815-264-7952

Email:                          police@villageofwaterman.com


Position Information

Application Deadline: February 4, 2022

Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 per year to start (depending on experience, training, and qualifications)

Sworn Officers: 6

Population: 1,500



Medical Insurance Stipend

Retirement Plan


Position Details

The Village of Waterman Illinois is currently seeking applications from exceptional individuals for the position of full-time Police Officer to serve our small but growing community.  The Waterman Police Department is fortunate to deliver our services in concert with a supportive community and administration.


The applicant will perform duties to include but not limited to:

Enforcing traffic, criminal laws, and local ordinances

Provide emergency response as needed

Write reports

Handle traffic crashes

Attend court as needed

Handle any and all other duties assigned


Minimum qualifications include:

Individuals currently certified as a peace officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board are preferred (but willing provide training to the right applicant).

21 years of age

U.S. Citizen

High school graduate (or equivalent)

Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Valid FOID card

Excellent moral character

Positive attitude

Good mental, emotional, and physical condition

No felony or domestic violence convictions

No negative work history (IE termination, resignation while under investigation, or resignation subsequent to an investigation)

Willingness to work all shifts (with an emphasis for night, weekend, and holiday shifts)

Individuals who are not certified must pass the Illinois POWER Test or provide proof of successful completion.


All qualified applicants will be required to:

Pass an oral interview

Pass a thorough background investigation, including possible credit check

Pass a pre-employment screening, including physical exam, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and polygraph


Providing an application does not automatically guarantee you will be hired. We reserve the right to hire based on our hiring policies/procedures and the successful completion of our detailed pre-employment background investigation and approval by our Chief of Police and the Village of Waterman Village Board/Public Safety Committee.


Application may be obtained by:

Sending an e-mail to: police@villageofwaterman.com


By Visiting:

Waterman Village Hall

215 W. Adams St.

Waterman, IL 60556

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Friday between 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Applications may be returned via U.S. postal mail or in person at the above address