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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL


City of Peoria, Illinois

City of Peoria, Illinois

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022


Street Crimes - Narcotics - Criminal Investigations - SWAT - K9 Handler Bomb Technician - Special Operations - Cyber Crimes - State & Federal Task Forces Drone Operator - Accident Reconstructionist - Resident Officer - Neighborhood Services - Traffic and MOREI

Salary: $65,785.29 - $80,348
Up to 160 hours of vacation time
Annual Gun & Leather Allowance
Onsite Workout Facility
Free uniforms
College Tuition Reimbursement
20 Mile Residency Radius
Current Illinois State - Certified Police Officer
At least 21 years old
High school diploma or GED
US Citizen or a Naturalized Citizen
Valid Driver's License
Examples of Duties


Each phase of the process is evaluated and required to proceed to the next.


• Completion of an employment application to the City of Peoria Human Resources Department. 


• A pre-screening of the applicant.


• Oral interview with the City of Peoria Board of Police & Fire Commission. 


• Oral interview with an interview panel as selected by the Chief of Police.


• Physical agility examination. 


• Post-offer requirements are to include but not limited to polygraph examination; psychological    evaluation; medical examination; vision screening; drug screening; and character/background investigation.


• For lateral transfers the Peoria Police Department will check Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board’s Officer Professional Conduct Database and contact each applicant’s previous law enforcement employers and document the contact.


• All appointments are subject to a maximum eighteen (18) month probationary period as defined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Minimum Qualifications


Applicants for lateral appointment to the position of Police Officer must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application: 


• State of Illinois certification or waiver by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board with no more than forty (40) hours of training required by that Board for recertification, if necessary. (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.) 


• Must be a United States Citizen or a Naturalized Citizen.


• Individuals must be at least 21 years old. 


• Education - High school education or equivalent thereof. 


• Experience - Must have been certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.  If the applicant is an out-of-state lateral candidate currently employed as a full-time police officer with any municipal, county, or state law enforcement agency, the lateral applicant shall have been so employed for a minimum of one (1) years prior to application and shall meet the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board “Out of State Reciprocity” requirements.


• Valid Driver's License. 


• Must agree to comply with all requirements of the position and have the ability to pass all examinations and training requirements. 


Ability to furnish upon request, a copy of the following: a resume; professional licenses; training certificates; documents confirming work experience; birth certificate; high school diploma or GED certificate; transcripts of higher learning; naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214); employee evaluations; and any other employment-related material as requested or required. 

Supplemental Information


  • New employees with prior service as a full-time certified law enforcement officer as defined by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board with another law enforcement agency will be placed into the Salary Schedule at a step commensurate with his or her completed years of service with the prior agencies up to and including Step 5, but in no case shall a new employee start at a Step higher than Step 5. Starting pay is $67,429.51 to $78,198.20 as of 2023 and is defined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement for future pay.
  • For purposes of Paid Time Off, Lateral Hires will be entitled to Paid Time Off commensurate with his or her completed years of service with the prior agencies, and shall continue to accrue Paid Time Off in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Except for entry into the Salary Schedule and Paid Time Off, the years of experience Lateral Hires have shall be used for no other purpose under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, including but not limited to Longevity Pay and Seniority.  All Lateral Hires will start with no seniority.
  • Lateral Hires will be paid a 5,000 signing bonus, a $5,000 bonus after successful completion of probation, and a $5,000 bonus after completing their third year of service with the City, subject to such rules and restrictions regarding the Later Hires' continued employment as implemented by the City.  The above bonuses will be subject to payroll tax and withholding as mandated by law.