Entry-Level Police Patrol Officer & Police Patrol Officer Lateral

City of Springfield

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Springfield
Attn: Police Department
300 S. 7th Street
Room 309
Springfield, IL 62701

Phone Number:

  • 217-789-2446

Fax Number:

  • 217-789-2118

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open

Salary:

    • 2nd Year Probationary Patrol Officer: $63,715.74
    • 3rd Year Probationary Patrol Officer: $71,680.21
    • Patrol Officer: $79,644.68

    *SUBJECT TO CHANGE PURSUANT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    ENTRY-LEVEL:

    • Police Cadet: $51,769.04
    • Probationary 1st Year: $55,751.27
    • Probationary 2nd Year: $63,715.74
    • Probationary 3rd Year: $71,680.21
    • Patrol Officer: $79,644.68

     

Sworn Officers:

  • 250

Population:

  • 115,000

Position Details

ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE PATROL OFFICER

The City of Springfield is seeking individuals to participate in the Police Patrol Officer examination process, which will begin July 30, 2021.

Duties of a sworn officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Routine patrol
  • Preliminary investigations
  • Suspect apprehension and arrest
  • Initial processing of evidence and property

 

Eligibility requirements for Police Patrol Officer are:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Vision corrected 20/20, uncorrected 20/40, normal or mild color blindness or mild anomalous trichromat (red-green deficiency)
  • Ability to meet and comply with the department’s tattoo policy
  • No felony convictions or certain misdemeanors
  • Ability to pass all required phases of the examination
  • A valid driver’s license at time of hire
  • Valid FOID card within twelve (12) months of hire
  • The minimum age to take the written examination is 21 (or 20 with 2 years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university), and the maximum age is 34 unless the individual meets one of the following exemptions under the Illinois Compiled State Statute:
    1. In municipalities of more than 5,000 but not more than 200,000 inhabitants, no person who has attained his or her 35th birthday shall be eligible to take an examination for a position as a fireman or a policeman unless the person has had previous employment status as a policeman or fireman in the regularly constituted police or fire department of the municipality, except as provided in this Section (65 ILCS 5/Article 10-1-7). “The municipality” is defined as the City of Springfield; or
    2. Active duty service in the military (65 ILCS 5/Article 10-1-12).

 

Informational packets are now available online at:

http://www.springfield.il.us/policetesting

AND

Office of Human Resources

Room 309, Municipal Center West

7th and Monroe Streets

Springfield, IL

FINAL DATE TO APPLY:

October 27, 2021 at 11:00 PM CST

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TO REGULAR EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC

IF ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING IS REQUIRED, PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

LATERAL POLICE PATROL OFFICER

The Springfield Police Department is seeking individuals to participate in the Police Patrol Officer Lateral examination process.

Individuals can qualify under two separate requirements:

  1. Must have a minimum eighteen (18) months experience out of the last three (3) years employed as a full-time police officer; graduated from a full-time certified police academy and successfully completed probation in previous position. Officers hired as a lateral entry under these requirements will be paid a salary consistent with the "After 12 months" or "After 24 months" rate based on their experience and as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  2. Minimum three (3) years experience out of the last five (5) years employed as a full time police officer; graduated from a full-time certified police academy or a part-time certified police academy with the full-time transition course. Officers hired as a lateral entry under these requirements will be paid a salary consistent with the "After 36 months" rate as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

All individual's training and experience must either qualify or would likely qualify the officer to become certified in the State of Illinois upon written request to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Additional requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Uncorrected visual sharpness minimum 20/40, normal or mild color blindness or mild anomalous trichromat (red-green deficiency)
  • Ability to meet and comply with the department's tattoo policy
  • No felony convictions or certain misdemeanors
  • Ability to pass all required phases of the examination
  • Driver's license at time of hire
  • Valid FOID card within 12 months of hire 

At the time of application, the candidate must provide certification of successful completion from a full-time certified police academy and a letter indicating employment dates as a police officer on the police department's letterhead.

Candidates cannot be older than 34 years of age, or must fall within the "Age Exemption" requirements.

Informational packets are available online at:

www.springfield.il.us/policetesting

AND

Office of Human Resources

Room 309, Municipal Center West

7th and Monroe Streets

Springfield, IL



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