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Police Officer

Wilmington, Illinois



Wilmington Police Department







Starting Salary: $53,339.71

Population: 5,735

Sworn Officers: 22 (14 FT; 8 PT)

Application Deadline: 3/6/18




Entry-Level Police Officer Hiring Process


Wilmington Police Department

Wilmington, Illinois



The Wilmington, Illinois Board of Police Commission is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Wilmington Police Department.


The Wilmington Police Department is proud to announce that they are now certified by the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs for the Police Officer on-the-job Training Program.



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All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Wilmington:

  • U.S. citizenship;  

  • No felony convictions;

  • Possess a valid state-issued driver's license with good driving record;

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age at the time of application unless otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6;

  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;

  • Possess a valid NIPSTA card  OR - equivalent criteria as per the State standard, issued within 12 months of the written exam date (March 24, 2018);

    • POWER Test Cards issued by NIPSTA, Triton College or Joliet Junior College will be accepted. 

    • Applicants must present the POWER Test card NO LATER than the written exam date (March 24, 2018).

  • Successfully pass a written examination with a minimum passing score of 70% on each of the (4) sections;

  • Successfully complete an oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission;

  • Successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, and psychological testing;

  • Successfully complete a medical physical, to include drug and alcohol screening; 

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee


To apply for this position or obtain additional information,

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The City of Wilmington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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