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Police Patrol Officer

Galesburg, Illinois


Galesburg Police Department

150 South Broad Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-345-3729

Fax: 309-345-3761




Entry Level Salary: $47,777.60

Population: 32,000

Sworn Officers: 50

Application Deadline: 6/15/16




The City of Galesburg, Illinois is recruiting interested candidates to apply for the position of Police Patrol Officer for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the Galesburg Police Department.



All applicants must complete an online application at:


*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application, but may be submitted separately to:




  • AGE: Must be 20 years of age to test and 21 years of age at time of appointment. Applicants shall be under 35 years of age at the time of application and posting of the final eligibility list, unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Illinois Fire and Police Commissioner's Act.

  • DRIVER'S LICENSE: Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

  • EDUCATION: A High School Diploma (or G.E.D.) is required plus 60 semester/credit hours in an approved college-level law enforcement program or other related courses.

  • PHYSICAL APTITUDE: Must be able to perform the duties of the position.

  • MORAL CHARACTER: Be of good moral character with no felony convictions.

  • CITIZENSHIP: Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.






Knox College, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

199 East Know Street

Galesburg, Illinois



Additional documentation MUST be

turned in on June 18, 2016:

  1. Waiver/Release of Liability (form provided at Orientation)

  2. Copy of Driver's License

  3. Copy of Birth Certificate




8:30 a.m.


*Attendance is mandatory and no one will be admitted after 8:30 a.m.





9:00 a.m.


*Signed waiver is required before taking this test. Showers will be available on premise.





2:00 p.m.


Galesburg Public Safety Building Auditorium

150 South Broad Street

Galesburg, Illinois





TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016


Those who place in the top 20 on the preliminary eligibility list (combined written exam score percentage and preference points) will then have an oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in the Administrative Conference Room, City Hall, 55 West Tompkins Street, Galesburg, Illinois. Only candidates who obtained a passing grade on the written exam will be considered. Interview times will be announced at a later date.



Applicants qualified to claim preference points

*Per Illinois State Statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-8-9)


Documentation must be submitted to Amanda Jennings, Secretary by Tuesday, June 28, 2016 either by mail or email.

  1. Copy of High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate

  2. Copy of college transcripts

  3. Copy of Military Service Record DD 214

  4. Copy of Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course Certificate




Contact Amanda Jennings, Secretary:


By phone:


309-345-3729 or 309-343-9151








The City of Galesburg is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer











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