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Police Department Compiling Eligibility List

The Dixon Police Department is compiling an eligibility list for prospective police officers. Interested applicants need to visit www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com to complete an online application. Applicants will need to login and click on the “Online Job Applications” at the top of the homepage. From there they will see the Dixon Police Department and they then click “Apply for this Job”. Applications are being accepted from Friday, August 15, 2014 until Friday September 5, 2014. More information and direction is provided on the website.

The Dixon Police Department will be conducting a Physical Agility Test and Written Examination on Saturday, September 27th.

Registration for the Physical Agility Test begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Dixon Police Department. Applicants will need a valid driver’s license or State ID. Physical Agility Testing is at 8:00 a.m. and the Written Examination will immediately follow.

Minimum requirements:

  • $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Citizenship
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 21 to 35 years of age on September 5, 2014
  • Residency within 12.5 miles from the City of Dixon within six (6) months of date of hire
  • Completion and submission of an online application and required documents by noon on September 5, 2014

Bags For The Brave Tournament

The Dixon Police Department will be co-hosting a "Bags For The Brave" tournament on Saturday, August 30th, 2014.  Click the flyer below for all the details.  Contact Detective Aaron Simonton at the Dixon Police Department with any questions: 815-288-0209.


Dixon Family Carp Derby

The annual Dixon Family Carp Derby will be held August 23 & 24, 2014.  Click the ad below for all the details.



Welcome to Dixon Illinois.

Located along the scenic Rock River in northwestern Illinois, Dixon is a thriving community of 16,000, and serves as the county seat of Lee County. At the hub of four major highways and one interstate, Dixon is the economic center of the county and an important focus for agriculture, industry, service, retail, recreation and residential growth.

Dixon’s history dates back to 1828 when Joseph Ogee settled at the site of what is now known as Dixon. Two years later, “Father” John Dixon came to the area, purchased Ogee’s land claims and continued the establishment of a settlement by operating a ferry across the beautiful Rock River.

In 1832, a young Abraham Lincoln marched up the Rock River Valley at the head of the Sangamon County Volunteers. He and his troops were mustered in at Fort Dixon to fight in the Blackhawk Indian Wars. Fort Dixon was located on the north bank of the Rock River, and the spot is now marked with a bronze statue of Lincoln.

It is hard to think of Dixon without associating the name of her most famous son, Ronald Wilson Reagan. The former President is wellknown for calling Dixon his hometown, and he spent his formative years in Dixon attending its schools and spending summers as a lifeguard at the Lowell Park Beach. Dixon was instrumental in forming the character of our 40th President.

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