City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Become A Springfield Police Officer



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   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 Illinois driver’s license at the time of hire
  • Valid FOID card at the time of hire

   Application Process

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Assessments
  • Physical Exam
  • Background Check
  • Psychological and Medical Screenings

   Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 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