Police Officer

City of Kankakee

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service


Contact Information


City of Kankakee
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Kankakee, IL 60901

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/04/20
  • @ 4:00 PM


  • Starting: $49,937.33 + education and residency incentives

Sworn Officers:

  • 67


  • 26,216

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Kankakee are now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire Police Officers and to establish an Eligibility List for anticipated hiring needs.

Kankakee is located 60 miles south of the City of Chicago. Situated along the beautiful Kankakee River, it boasts natural beauty and outdoor adventures. There are museums, parks, race car circuits, restaurants, and plenty of more activities to enjoy in this wonderful city.

The Kankakee City Police Department, is committed to serving all people with respect, fairness and compassion.  Acting in partnership with the community to protect life and property, they strive to prevent crime and help preserve peace, and order.

With community service as their foundation, they will address problems and seek solutions with honesty and integrity. They shall maintain public respect by holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 11/4/20 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Kankakee PD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and at time of hire.
  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date of filing applications (11/4/20).  Applicants must be under 35 years old at the last date for filing applications on 11/4/20 and at such time as the Final Eligibility is posted, unless they have been employed and certified as a full-time police officer in a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Education:  Must meet one of the following: an Associated degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university with a C average or better OR a High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement with 3 consecutive years of active military duty with an honorable discharge, or 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 or Served in a combat mission by proof of hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay with an honorable discharge.
  • Character: Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Residence:  Must reside within Kankakee County within one year of your hire date.
  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • P.O.W.E.R. CARD NOT REQUIRED: However, candidates that do possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 11/04/2019 and 11/04/2020 WILL be exempt from taking the Physical Ability Test on the day of testing.

Note:  There will be a physical examination conducted on the day of testing for any applicants who does not possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card at the time of testing.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.

Additional information will be provided in the packet which can be downloaded at:


There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Kankakee Police Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation, Physical and Written Examination:

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Registration starts at 9:00 AM

Orientation – 9:30 AM

Physical and Written Examination immediately following the Orientation


Kankakee High School

1200 W Jeffery Street

Kankakee, IL  60901

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Kankakee, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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