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Police Officer

Washington, Illinois



Washington Police Department

115 W. Jefferson Street

Washington, IL 61571

Phone: 309-444-2313 

Fax: 309-444-7511


Salary: $35,535.00 - $50,336.00  

Population: 15,000

Sworn Officers: 23    

Application Deadline: 1/12/07





Starting Salary:


$ 35,535.00

(All equipment, including weapon & vest are issued to new officers)


Applicant Qualifications:

  • Must be 20 years and 6 months old by, January 20th, 2007

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Associate’s Degree or 60 semester college credit hours or 90 quarter college credit hours from and accredited college or university with a minimum grade of “C” for the required hours

  • No felony convictions

  • U.S. citizen

  • Valid driver’s license



Individuals must share the vision and values of the Washington Police Department. The successful applicant must display the highest levels of integrity, sound judgment and ethical standards. We are seeking individuals who are team oriented with a high level of maturity and personal responsibility.


Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to; enforcement of the law; prevention of crime; discover commission of crimes; control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; perform certain administrative and technical tasks in support of the Department; aggressive, problem solving Patrol strategies; investigation of motor vehicle accidents, as well as misdemeanor and felony complaints; process crime scenes, understand and embrace the philosophy of Community Policing.


Washington is one of the fastest growing communities in Central Illinois!

Special Conditions:


Applicant must participate in and successfully pass each phase of the process to continue onto the next phase of the selection process:

Phase 1 - Orientation

Phase 2 - Physical Agility Test

Phase 3 - Written Examination

Phase 4 – Oral Test

Phase 5 – Applicant Ride along Evaluation

Phase 6 - Background Investigation

Phase 7 – Preliminary Commission Interview

Phase 8 - Polygraph Examination

Phase 9 – Psychological Examination

Phase 10 – Medical Examination

Phase 11 – Final Physical Ability Test

Phase 12 – Commission Interview


A MANDATORY ORIENTATION - for applicants for the Police Department of the City of Washington will be given on Saturday January 20th, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at:


Western Illinois University

Stipes Hall, Room 121

Macomb, Illinois




On Saturday, January 27th, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. at:


Washington Community High School Commons

115 Bondurant

Washington, Illinois


Physical Agility and Written Examination to follow Orientation Session.




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