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Police Recruit Job - City of Peoria - Peoria, Illinois

August 08, 2014

City of Peoria

Position Title: Police Recruit
Position Type: Police Officer Trainee
Closing Date: 9/30/2014 5:00:00 PM
Job Description
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Summary of Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

Must be 21 years of age by date of the written exam; or 20 years of age for applicants who have successfully completed 2 years (60) hours of law enforcement studies at an accredited college.  Cannot have attained the age 36 by date of entrance into eligibility pool.  Exceptions are made for candidates with prior municipal police experience. Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; Prefer candidates with Associate’s Degree or hours toward Bachelor’s Degree.

Must have U.S. Citizenship, valid driver’s license, and no felony conviction.  Must be able to perform essential functions of the position and pass the physical agility exam.

Must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing and cannot be color-blind.  Applicants who wear eye glasses or contact lenses must meet minimum standards of visual acuity.  Vision with corrective lenses should not be less than 20/20 in the better eye, 20/40 in the worst eye, and 20/20 with both eyes open.  Uncorrected vision should not be less than 20/200 in either eye. Further details/requirements are available through the Human Services Department.

U.S. Citizenship; valid driver’s license; physical condition to perform the essential functions of the position and pass physical agility exam; no felony conviction.

Applicants need not be City Residents to apply. When hired, you can establish and maintain principal place of residency within a 20 mile radius of Peoria Police Department (600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL).

Other (Tests)
Written Exam, Physical Agility Exam, and then an eligibility pool will be established. Oral Interview with Police Personnel, an oral interview with a panel of the Fire & Police Commissioners will be held with candidates selected from the eligibility pool.  Prior to hire, must undergo background investigation, polygraph, medical including a drug screen, and psychological examinations.

Recruit Testing Timeline

Police Recruit Entry-Level Testing Process
City of Peoria is now accepting applications for the 2014 Police Eligibility pool. Applications are being accepted at City Hall Human Resources Department with a deadline of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2014. An application can be completed on-line at Employment. Application should include a photocopy of their Driver's License, Certified Birth Certificate and high school diploma/transcript or GED.

For further information regarding the testing process, contact Human Resources at: 309/494-8575 or

Apply to: Website:, City of Peoria, 419 Fulton St., Rm. 403, Peoria, IL 61602, or Email:


Job Requirements
  • Age 21 yrs old by 11/22/14
  • Education Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; Prefer candidates with Associate’s Degree or hours toward Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $52,144.79    annual

    Contact Information

    City of Peoria
    419 Fulton St., Rm. 403
    Peoria, Illinois 61602
    ph: (309)494-8575