City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Become A Springfield Police Officer

The Springfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for Entry-Level Patrol Officers. The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. (CST). Please review the information packet, complete with the testing process and deadlines.

If you are currently a police officer with another agency or department and interested in joining the Springfield Police Department, please visit out Lateral Hiring page for more information.

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



    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.
  • 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 12 months of hire

    Application Process

    Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Shift Schedule
  • Vacation Time
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal and Compensatory Time
  • Overtime Pay
  • Take Home Car
  • Uniforms
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Pension
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training