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Certified Police Officer

City of Galesburg

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Galesburg
55 West Tompkins Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone Number:

  • 309-345-3629

Fax Number:

  • 309-345-5703

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/16/19

Salary:

  • This is an overtime-eligible, bargaining unit position with a starting rate of $25.97 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits.

Sworn Officers:

  • 49

Position Details

NOTICE OF JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Galesburg Police Department is recruiting interested candidates to apply for the position of Certified Police Officer for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the Galesburg Police Department.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:

Police Patrol Officers are responsible for maintaining civil order through the application of law enforcement. General duties relate to the preservation of life and property, as well as suppression and prevention of crime through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Incumbents operate in the areas of police patrol, traffic control, and preliminary investigative work, at all times operating within the framework of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Responds to all requests for police services.
  • Provides appropriate response to emergency and/or non-emergency events. Must have the ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency and hostile situations.
  • Communicates effectively through strong written and verbal skills to co-workers, superiors and the general public.
  • Enforces laws and ordinances regulating motor vehicle traffic.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crime and accident scenes.
  • Collects information and evidence, interviews involved parties, detains and/or apprehends suspects.
  • Provides supportive court testimony as required.
  • Exhibits good discretionary judgment.
  • Produces written reports detailing investigative and/or police services provided.
  • Adheres to departmental policy and procedure.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must meet the following requirements of the City of Galesburg Fire and Police Commission:

  • CERTIFICATION: Applicants must be certified either for full or part time status as a Police Officer by the State of Illinois, or comparable training from another state.
  • DRIVER'S LICENSE: Applicants must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • EDUCATION: A High School diploma (or G.E.D.) plus 60 semester/credit hours in an approved college-level law enforcement program or equivalent.
  • PHYSICAL APTITUDE: Must be able to pass the State required physical agility test.
  • MORAL CHARACTER: Be of good moral character as confirmed by a complete and thorough background investigation.
  • CITIZENSHIP: Applicants must be a U. S. Citizen.

HOW TO APPLY:

All applicants must complete the online application located at the City's website at:

http://www.ci.galesburg.il.us/city_initiatives/human_resources/

To receive proper consideration, an application should be submitted through the City website as soon as possible. Sworn Police Officers who would like to apply may do so by selecting "Certified Police Officer" on the online job application. 



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