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Police Patrol Officer (Entry Level & Lateral)

City of Springfield

Office of Human Resources

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Springfield
Attn: Office of Human Resources
300 S. 7th Street
Room 309
Springfield, IL 62701

Phone Number:

  • 217-789-2446

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/09/19
  • @ 11:00 PM CST

Salary:

    • *POLICE CADET $48,298.37
    • *PROBATIONARY 1ST YEAR $52,013.63
    • *PROBATIONARY 2ND YEAR $59,444.14
    • *PROBATIONARY 3RD YEAR $66,874.66
    • *PATROL OFFICER $74,305.18

    *SUBJECT TO CHANGE PURSUANT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Sworn Officers:

  • 250

City Population:

  • 114,868

Position Details

The City of Springfield is seeking individuals to participate in the Police Patrol Officer examination process, which will begin June 21, 2019.

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
  • A FOID card at time 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:

www.springfield.il.us/policetesting

AND

Office of Human Resources

Room 309

Municipal Center West

7th and Monroe Streets

Springfield, IL

A physical ability (POWER test) practice session is scheduled for:

May 4

Orientation sessions are scheduled for:

May 4, 9 and 22

To register for a session call:

(217) 789-2446

OR

Email:

HumanResources@springfield.il.us

LATERAL

Eligibility requirements for Police Patrol Officer Lateral are:

  • 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
  • A valid FOID card at time of hire
  • A valid driver's license at time of hire
  • Must have graduated from a full-time certified police academy
  • Been employed a minimum of three (3) of the past five (5) years as a full-time police officer in a single jurisdiction in which the training and experience qualifies or would qualify the officer to become certified in the State of Illinois
  • At the time of application, a candidate must provide verification that they meet the above lateral requirements
  • A candidate must have obtained three years of service by the date of the written exam
  • A candidate must also provide certification of successful completion from a full-time certified police academy
  • The maximum age to take the written examination is 34 unless the individual meets one of the following exemptions under the Illinois Compiled State Statute: 1) Previous employment as a police officer or firefighter in the regularly constituted police or fire department of the municipality (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:

www.springfield.il.us/policetesting

AND

Office of Human Resources

Room 309

Municipal Center West

7th and Monroe Streets

Springfield, IL

A physical ability (POWER test) practice session is scheduled for:

May 4

To register for an orientation (no preset dates have been established) call:

(217) 789-2446

OR

Email:

HumanResources@springfield.il.us



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