CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city of Chicago announced Monday that applications for the next exam to become a Chicago police officer will open August 15.
It's part of the city's plan to hire nearly 1,000 officers over the next two years.
Officers who join the department make more than $72,000 a year after 18 months. They are also eligible for healthcare benefits, tuition reimbursement, clothing allowances and a retirement plan.
For more information, visit cityofchicago.org/policeapplication.