Entry-Level Police Patrol Officer

City of Springfield

Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

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

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/10/23
  • @ 11:00 PM CST

Salary:

  • Starting/1st Year Probationary: $55,751.27

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

    *Rates subject to change; currently in contract negotiations

Sworn:

  • 253

Population:

  • 114,000

Position Details

The City of Springfield is seeking individuals to participate in the Police Patrol Officer examination process, which will begin in February 2023.

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



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