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Police Officer

Moline, Illinois



City of Moline

1640 6th Avenue

Moline, IL 61265

Phone: 309-524-2065

Fax: 309-524-2060






Starting Salary: $51,372.05

Population: 43,116

Sworn Officers: 80

Application Deadline: 4/3/17









Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:00 PM


The City of Moline only accepts online applications.

Study guides for the written exam are available for pick up at City Hall, 619 16th Street, Moline, upon completion of the application.  If you selected in your application to have a study guide mailed to your home address, it will be mailed following the application deadline. Study guides should be returned at the written examination.



Saturday, April 8, 8:30 AM



Saturday, April 8, 2:00 PM

(For applicants that pass agility test)



(Top 25 applicants that pass written exam will be scheduled for the 1st round of oral interviews)

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late May/early June 2017. These dates are subject to change.



Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of the United States.

  • Be at least 21 years old by the time of appointment. Candidates who are 20 years old and have taken two years of certified law enforcement courses are eligible to test, but will not be appointed until 21 years old.

  • Be under 35 years of age, except that the age requirement shall not apply to the following:

    • A veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty

    • A person previously employed as a police officer in a regularly constituted police department of any municipality, regardless of whether the municipality is located in Illinois or in another state

    • A person who has served as an auxiliary police officer under Section 3.1-30-20 for at least 5 years and is under 40 years of age

    • A person who has served as a deputy under Section 3-6008 of the Counties Code and otherwise meets necessary training requirements

    • A person who has served as a sworn officer as a member of the Illinois Department of State Police

  • Have 20/20 correctable vision.

Candidates will be required to successfully complete events as required by the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners such as a physical agility test, written examination and oral interview, in order to be placed on the eligibility register for the position of Police Officer.  A copy of said Rules and Regulations may be obtained at City Hall, 619 16th Street, in the Human Resources Office for review.

Physical Agility Test:

  • All applicants must pass before proceeding to the written examination.

  • This is a pass/fail test.

  • Be prompt and dress in comfortable clothing; bring a valid driver’s license.

  • Test requirements are further described in this packet.

Written Examination:

  • Minimum passing score is 70%.

  • Be prompt and bring a valid driver’s license.

  • 5 points added to passing written score for at least 1 year of active military service with honorable discharge.

  • Study guides are available upon completion of application.

Oral Interview:

  • Top 25 applicants with passing scores will be scheduled to participate in the 1st round of oral interviews.

  • Subsequent rounds of interviews may be conducted until an eligibility register of 25 is achieved.

  • Minimum passing score is 70%. 

Eligibility Register:

  • Passing scores from the written examination and the oral interview are averaged together and posted on a 1 year eligibility register.

  • At the time a vacancy occurs, a background investigation, including reference checks, credit history check and a criminal history record check, is conducted. The Police Chief recommends a candidate from the top 3 candidates on the eligibility register.

Appointment from the eligibility register is subject to the applicant passing a thorough medical examination by a licensed physician of the City’s choice. Appointment is further subject to the applicant passing, with a rating of “recommended” or better, a bonafide, valid and job-related psychological examination performed by a licensed psychologist of the City’s choice.


The current residency requirement states that employees shall live within 20 miles of 1630 8th Avenue within the prescribed time period.










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