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Entry Level Police Officer

Cahokia, Illinois



Village of Cahokia

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Starting Salary: $58,545.53

Population: 18,000

Sworn Officers: 27

Application Deadline: 9/6/17




The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Cahokia is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level Police Officer.


Testing is being conducted for immediate new hires and to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs.


Cahokia is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois. It is part of the Greater St. Louis, the metropolitan area around St. Louis. The Village of Cahokia is the home of significant colonial and Federal-period buildings listed on the National Register of Historic places. Cahokia is a small-town community rich in history with affordable family oriented amenities.


The mission of the Village of Cahokia Police Department is to serve the community by protecting citizens and property, preventing crime, enforcing laws and maintaining order. The Police Department provides 24-hour emergency service to its residents 365 days a year. The force is comprised of 27 full-time sworn officers, including 5 which serve as investigators. Officers are also certified to instruct firearms, self-defense, defensive driving, hazardous materials, and bloodborne pathogens.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 9/6/17 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by 4:00 PM


Note: For Cahokia only, applications must be postmarked by 9/6/17



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Cahokia PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver's License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (9/6/17). Applicants must be under the age of 35 years on 9/6/17 (and when final eligibility register is posted) unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10 – 2. 1-6.

  • Education: Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Residence:  Must reside within a 20-mile radius of the boundaries of Cahokia within six (6) months of hire. (excluding Missouri)

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the packet

which can be downloaded at:


There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.


Applications are NOT available at the Cahokia Police Department or Village Hall.



Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation

and test date:


Mandatory Orientation, Physical and Written Examination:


Saturday, September 23, 2017


Registration starts at 7:30 AM


Orientation – 8:00 AM


Physical and Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




Cahokia High School

800 Range Lane

Cahokia, IL 62206




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Cahokia, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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