Abundant overtime opportunities if you want them – some officers make in excess of $30,000 per year on top of their base pay.
Including overtime, an officer with four years' experience at UIPD can earn well over $100,000.
Lateral transfers come in at a pay level based on their service time at another law enforcement agency.
Working as a police officer at UIPD has many benefits over a traditional law enforcement agency. Here are just a few:
The University of Illinois Police Department is accepting applications for new police officers and experienced police officers looking to make a move.
The University of Illinois Police Department is part of the Division of Public Safety. The Division has 74 sworn police officers at full staffing, and approximately 40 full-time, non-sworn staff. It responds to about 13,500 calls for service annually. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus serves more than 56,000 students, plus another 15,000 full-time staff and faculty. The University of Illinois Police Department also serves the Champaign-Urbana community and its 125,000 residents.
One of the most compelling reasons to work at UIPD is the diversity of work that happens within the department and the opportunities for advancement, including:
You can hear from some of the officers in these units:
Our mission is to maintain a safe community environment where education, research and public service can flourish. Our values of justice, respect and integrity have their foundation in the community-based ideals of public safety.
Our officers are fully-sworn, and the University of Illinois Police Department is a 24-hour operation. The department is accredited through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, and we offer all the traditional police services like patrol, emergency response, investigations and crime prevention. We also offer some additional services uniquely tailored to meet the needs of our campus community.
The University of Illinois Police Department maintains high expectations of its sworn and non-sworn staff and is recognized as one of the premier university police departments in the country. Its officers boast a unique law enforcement experience as well as unique challenges, working with a diverse student and staff population and members of the Champaign-Urbana community. UIPD takes pride in being a leader in community-based, progressive approaches toward law enforcement. The department supports its officers and encourages them to introduce creative and innovative ways to promote public safety, engage the community and be a leader on campus.
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