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Contact Information

Address:

Illinois State Police Merit Board
531 Sangamon Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62703

Phone Number:

  • 217-786-6240

Fax Number:

  • 217-786-0181

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Continually Accepting

Salary:

  • Starting: $60,036; *Salary during cadet training is $2,673/monthly

    Benefits include: 

    • Health/ dental/ life insurance
    • A pension plan
    • Paid vacation
    • Deferred compensation


Position Details

The Illinois State Police is a full service law enforcement agency who offers career opportunities in areas such as the Divisions of Operations, Forensic Services, Internal Investigation and Administration.

Since its inception, the Illinois State Police has fostered and served with a reputation for integrity, service and pride. Illinois State Police functions include protecting life and property, enforcing both criminal laws and motor vehicle safety laws, responding to emergencies and disasters and providing a myriad of diverse specialized services to both the public and the criminal justice community.

Requirements:

  • Never been convicted of a felony
  • United States citizen
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willing to accept assignment anywhere in the state
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree

If a Bachelor’s Degree has not been obtained, we will accept:

  • Associates of Applied Science-Law Enforcement only
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Associate of Science Degree
  • 60 semester quarter hours core course work
AND 
  • Meet one of the following experience requirements:
    • Three years continuous, full-time service as a police officer with the same police agency
    • Three consecutive years of active military duty

Education Requirement is waived if you meet one of the following and can prove so on a certified DD214: 

  • Has served 3 years of full active and continuous military duty and received an honorable discharge
  • Has served in a combat mission by proof of hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay during deployment on active duty
  • Has been honorably discharged by US Armed Forces, or are active members of the Illinois National Guard or a reserve component of the US Armed forces, and who has been awarded a Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

For additional information on our Recruitment/Selection processes, please visit the Merit Board website at:

www.illinoistrooper.com

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The Illinois State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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