City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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  • Age 21-34 years of age at time of written examination. Applicants may be 20 years of age if they have completed 60 college credit hours, including classes in law enforcement studies. Other exceptions may also apply. See state statute 65 ILCS/ 5/10-1-7 and 65 ILCS/5/10-1-7(c) and 65 ILCS/5/10-1-12
  • No Felony Convictions (check 65 ILCS 5/ Article 10-1-7c for disqualifying misdemeanors)
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License at time of hire
  • Valid FOID Card at the time of hire
  • Vision Correctable to 20/40
  • No visible tattoos on the head, neck, face or hands. Tattoos must be covered by the long sleeve uniform or other department approved accessory. Exceptions may apply. Read the 2018 Tattoo Policy for complete details.

   Salary and Benefits

  • Salary - Year One: $52,013.63, Year Two: $59,444.14, Year Three: $66,874.66, Year Four: $74,305.18
  • Shift Schedule
  • Vacation Time
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave and Personal Time
  • Overtime Pay
  • Take Home Car
  • Uniforms
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Pension
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training