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Police Officer

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  • Work Department: Office of Public Safety
  • Class Title/Code: Police Officer (3086)
  • Effective Date: Jul 26, 2022
  • Responsibilities:

    Employees in positions allocated to this level safeguard lives and property by enforcing applicable laws and regulations and promoting good university/community relations. They work under general supervision of higher level personnel.

  • Required Qualifications:
    1. High school graduation or equivalent
    2. Possession of a valid driver’s license
    3. No record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanors as identified in the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILCS 705 et seq.), or a crime involving moral turpitude
    4. Eligibility for bonding, if required by the employing institution
    5. Successful completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Officers’ Training course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, if required by the employing institution. All recruit law enforcement officers who successfully complete this course after September 1, 1984 are required to successfully pass the Law Enforcement Officers’ Certification Examination. (Applicants lacking such training at time of appointment will be required to complete such requirement during, and as a part of, their probationary period of employment in this class.)
    6. At least 21 years of age upon employment. (This requirement may be further defined by local recruitment, examination, and employment policies, provided age requirements have been met with regard to all other applicable state and federal regulations in this respect.)
  • Starting Salary: $27.37/Hour
  • Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2022
  • Additional Information:

    Work day: 12 hour shifts.


    NOTE:  Persons who have not successfully completed the mandated firearm training course, as approved and recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, must complete the course during their probationary period. Police officers are not authorized to carry a service weapon until successfully completing such training.

    Law Enforcement Personnel employed by Illinois Municipal Police Departments, Country Sheriff's Departments or the State of Illinois may apply for the transfer list by submitting an application for employment, an updated resume including a list of all trainings and certifications.





Employment - Information & Instructions

Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, which may include transcripts, licenses, certifications, resume, and a copy of the DD214 (if applicable), via email to HR-Testing@wiu.edu.

All application materials are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300

Email: HR-Testing@wiu.edu

Open: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.