City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Now Hiring Experienced Officers

The Springfield Police Department is currently hiring experienced officers to join our team. The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. (CST).

Review the information packet, complete with testing process and deadlines.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the City of Springfield’s Office of Human Resources at 217.789.2446 or email humanresources@springfield.il.us.
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    Salary and Benefits

  • *2nd Year Probationary Patrol Officer $62,619.89
  • *3rd Year Probationary Patrol Officer $70,447.38
  • Patrol Officer $78,274.87

    Lateral Officer Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Not older than 34 years of age at the time of written exam. Please see “Age Exemptions” in the informational packet.
  • A candidate must be employed a minimum of eighteen of the last 36 months as a full-time Police Patrol Officer; graduated from a full-time certified police academy and successfully completed probation in previous position. The individual’s training and experience either qualifies or would likely qualify the officer to become certified in the State of Illinois upon written request to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

OR

  • A candidate must be employed a minimum of three years out of the last five years as a full-time Police Patrol Officer; graduated from a full-time certified police academy or a part-time certified police academy with the full-time transition course. The individual’s training and experience either qualifies or would likely qualify the officer to become certified in the State of Illinois upon written request to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • No felony convictions
  • Tattoo restrictions
  • Uncorrected visual sharpness, minimum of 20/40 with both eyes open using a typical Snellen opticon
  • Valid driver’s license at the time of hire
  • Valid FOID card within twelve (12) months of hire

    Application Process