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Police Officer

Charleston, Illinois



Eastern Illinois University

Police Department

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920

Phone: 217-0581-3911

Fax: 217-581-3614





Population: 9,000

Sworn Officers: 14

Application Deadline: 10/12/17






Eastern Illinois University in Charleston will be conducting testing for the University Police Officer classification.



Candidates must:

  • Be Illinois residents

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Have no record of conviction of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude

  • Be eligible for bonding

  • Be at least 21 years of age upon employment

  • Be able to complete the Basic Law Enforcement Officers Training Course


Police Officers at EIU safeguard lives and property by enforcing applicable laws and regulations and promoting good university/community relations.  They work under general supervision of higher level personnel.



The typical duties of a Police Officer include:

  • Patrols assigned post

  • Investigates incidents

  • Makes arrests

  • Investigates violations of State statutes, city and county ordinances and university regulations

  • Conducts investigations as required

  • Submits reports to supervisors

  • Directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic and enforces parking and traffic rules and regulations

  • Investigates and reports unusual conditions that might endanger the public safety

  • Assists other agencies during emergencies

Eligible candidates should apply at:


Apply no later than October 12, 2017 in order to be scheduled for the upcoming Police Officer Physical Fitness Testing on Friday, October 13, 2017.


The application should include a resume, three business references and college transcripts, if applicable.


Successful candidates must also pass a knowledge exam, as well as oral boards.


Additional information concerning

Police Officer testing can be found at:


Contact the Examinations Office at 217-581-3911 for more information including any required documentation and to ensure you have a reserved place for the next Physical Fitness Testing in October.



Department of Human Resources – Employment
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920














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