Police Recruit

City of Peoria

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Peoria
419 Fulton Street
Room 403
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone Number:

  • 309-494-8578

Fax Number:

  • 309-494-8587

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/13/20
  • @ 5:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $59,151.72

Sworn Officers:

  • 220

Population:

  • 120,000

Position Details

POLICE RECRUIT EXAMINATION PROCESS

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Photocopies of Driver’s License, certified Birth Certificate and High School Diploma OR High School Transcript OR GED Certificate (Must accompany application)

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

AGE:

21 years old by date of written examination (6/13/20), or 20 years old, if successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university.  Cannot have attained age 35 when the application is submitted.  (By State statute, exceptions made for individuals with prior municipal police experience.  See the Human Resources Department for additional information).

EDUCATION:

Minimum: Graduation from High School or GED equivalency accepted.  Prefer candidates with associate degree or hours toward bachelor’s degree.

MILITARY:

A Veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty. (45 years old) 

OTHER:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Physical condition to perform the essential functions of the position and pass physical agility exam
  • No felony conviction 

VISION-HEARING:

Applicants must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing.  Applicants who wear glasses or contact lenses must meet minimum standards of visual acuity.  Vision with corrective (glasses or contact lenses) lenses should not be less than 20/20 in the better eye, 20/40 in the worst eye, and 20/20 with both eyes open. Uncorrected (no glasses or contact lenses) vision is 20/40 and should not be 20/200 or worse with either eye.

RESIDENCY:

Applicants need not be residents of the City to apply.  When hired, you must establish and maintain principal place of residency within a 20-mile radius of the Peoria Police Department.

ORIENTATION: (Not Mandatory)

The same information will be presented in each orientation.  In addition to the general orientation, there will be discussions on interview preparation and techniques on how to interview.

Saturday, July 25, 2020; 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

OR

Wednesday, July 29, 2020; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Peoria Public Library

107 NE Monroe

Lower Level 2, Auditorium

Peoria, IL  61602

PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST PRACTICE SESSIONS:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

AND/OR

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Expo Gardens

1601 W. Northmoor Road

Youth Building

Peoria, IL  61614  

NOT MANDATORY – You can come to any session at any time.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION:

Three test dates.  Come to only one test day of your choice; no sign-up needed.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM

OR

Friday, August 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM

OR

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM

NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 6 PM or 9 AM – NO EXCEPTIONS

Gateway Building

200 Northeast Water Street

3rd Floor Ballroom

Peoria, IL  61602

PHYSICAL ABILITIES EXAMINATION:

Friday, August 14, 2020

OR

Saturday, August 15, 2020

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Expo Gardens

1601 W. Northmoor Road

Youth Building

Peoria, IL  61614  

Applicants will be scheduled for one of the dates following passage of the written examination.

To apply online please go to:

www.peoriagov.org

OR

Call to have an application mailed to you or with any questions:

309-494-8578

EOE/AA



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