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Police Officer

Beardstown Police Department


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Beardstown Police Department

Beardstown, IL 62618

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/13/19


  • $46,825 (upon academy graduation and completion of 12-month probationary period)

Sworn Officers:

  • 15


  • 6,458

Position Details

Beardstown Police Department Beardstown, Illinois The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Beardstown, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Beardstown Police Department.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Beardstown Board of Fire and Police Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age –AND- not over the age of 35 at time of appointment, except as provided in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6;
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions for crimes of moral turpitude;
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record;
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision with good depth perception and cannot be colorblind;
  • Successfully complete the P.O.W.E.R. Test. All applicants will be required to participate in the physical agility test administered on the same day as the written examination on: Saturday, December 21, 2019. Be advised you will need to have a healthcare provider complete a Physician Release Form as part of the application;
  • Must successfully complete a written examination.  Candidates achieving a passing score will move onto the oral interview stage;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, and psychological testing. NOTE: All applicants will be required to fully disclose all personal matters, to include agreements and sealed files;
  • Must successfully complete a medical and visual examination, including drug and alcohol screening;
  • Pay a $40.00 non-refundable application processing fee. 

Preference points will be awarded as determined by the City of Beardstown Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the following:

  • Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged. A copy of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify. 
  • Experience: Persons who have been awarded a certificate of successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course (Certified Illinois Police Officer). Copy of state-issued certification must be submitted with application to qualify. 

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