Police Officer

Montgomery Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Montgomery Police Department
10 Civic Center Avenue
Montgomery, IL 60538

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/14/22
  • @ 3:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $64,792

    Employment benefits include:

    • 11 paid holidays
    • 2 personal days
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid sick leave
    • Health insurance (medical and dental) beginning on day one of employment
    • On-site workout facility
    • Wellness incentives
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Participation in the Tier II Illinois Downstate Police Pension 

Sworn Officers:

  • 33

Population:

  • 20,000+

Position Details

Testing is being conducted to establish a new Eligibility List for anticipated hiring needs.

The Montgomery Police Department provides policing services to 20,000+ residents and businesses within the Village limits. The department strives hard each day to provide exceptional public service, demonstrate community pride, and maintain public safety throughout the community.

Their primary role is to enforce laws and prevent crime. The Montgomery Police Department strives to make Montgomery a community where residents can feel safe and enjoy a high quality of life. The Village of Montgomery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Patrol Officers are represented by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Metropolitan Alliance of Police - Chapter #333.

Police Officer applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver's License:  Must have a valid driver's license with the ability to obtain an Illinois driver's license upon hiring.
  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date of filing applications (7/14/22). Applicants must be under the age of 35 on 7/14/22 and when the final eligibility list is posted, unless they have been certified and employed as a Full-Time Law Enforcement Officer for a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1.
  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character.
  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process.
  • Residency:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Montgomery.
  • Vision:  Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20, normal peripheral vision, no impairment of color blindness.
  • P.O.W.E.R. Card:  All candidates must possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card, issued between the dates of  7/14/21 and 7/14/22 from a certified testing agency (MUST provide a copy of card with their application form and bring card on the day of written exam)
  • Work hours:  Applicant must be able to regularly work twelve hour shifts with the possibility of working other hours/shifts as needed.  Must also be able to work weekends and holidays.

There is a $30.00 non-refundable application/testing fee due at the time of application.

The deadline to apply is:

3:00 PM on Thursday, July 14, 2022

To apply, please complete:

VILLAGE APPLICATION FORM

AND

Email it by the deadline to Human Resources Manager Meghan Ostreko at:

mostreko@montgomeryil.org

Once your application is complete, return to the website's homepage and select "Make a Payment" and follow instructions to "Other Payments" or CLICK HERE for convenience. Advance payment is required.

When completing your payment through our third-party vendor, PSN, please note the following:

  • Under Payment Details section, the Description selected should be Police Officer Testing ($28.00).  
  • Use the testing candidate's LAST NAME and FIRST NAME for the Reference Number to apply the payment to your account.
  • Enter $28.00 in the Payment section. A $2.00 service fee will automatically apply for a total charge of $30.00.
  • An example of what the completed fields should look like can be viewed HERE.

Applicants may also submit their applications to:

Montgomery Village Hall

During regular business hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Applications will not be accepted unless accompanied by the $30.00 application/testing fee.

For their application to be considered, applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on:

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

(Applicants who have not paid the $30.00 application/testing fee in advance will be unable to test.)  

Registration begins at 6:00 PM

Orientation begins promptly at 6:30 PM

The written examination will immediately following orientation.

The orientation and written examination will take place at:

Montgomery Police Department

10 Civic Center Avenue

Montgomery, IL 60538

You must bring your Driver's License and valid P.O.W.E.R. card with you to complete registration and take the exam.

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Montgomery.



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