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Police Recruit Examination Cycle

City of Peoria - Peoria, Illinois

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$52,144.00 annual

Job Description

POLICE RECRUIT Announcing an examination cycle for placement into the City of Peoria 2013 Police Eligibility Pool. 2013 Salary : $52,144.79 ($53,448.39 after certified training) APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2013 or postmarked or faxed by August 16, 2013. Application must include a copy of the applicant’s certified birth certificate, (copy of registered certificate, not hospital copy with footprints), copy of driver’s license, and a copy of high school diploma or GED certificate (Even if you have a college degree).

Study guides for the written examination will be mailed to candidates with completed applications the week of August 19th.

Additional Information


21 years old by date of written examination, or 20 years old, if successfully completed 60 hours of law enforcement studies at an accredited college. Cannot have attained age 36 by date of entrance into Eligibility Pool. (By State statute, exceptions made for individuals with prior municipal police experience. See the Human Resources Department for additional information).


Minimum: Graduation from High School or GED equivalency accepted. Prefer candidates with Associate’s Degree or hours toward Bachelor’s Degree.


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.


Must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing and cannot be color-blind. Applicants who wear eyeglasses 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.


Applicants need not be residents of the City to apply. When hired, you can establish and maintain principal place of residency within a 20 mile radius of Peoria Police Department.


Voluntary Orientation sessions will be held at Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe, Auditorium (Basement), Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. NOT MANDATORY.


Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. (Must report by 8:45 a.m.), Peoria Civic Center, Meeting Rooms 220-222, 201 SW Jefferson, Peoria, Illinois.


Thursday, October 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., and Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Peoria Civic Center, Exhibit Hall “C”, 201 SW Jefferson, Peoria, Illinois. Applicants will be scheduled for one of the dates following passage of the written examination.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 by 10/3/13 or 20 with 60hrs Law Enf.
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: Prefer Associate's or credit towards Bachelor's Degree

Contact Informaton

Debra Bush

City of Peoria
419 Fulton Street, Room 403
Peoria, Illinois 61602
phone: (309) 494-8575

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