Experienced Police Officer

Urbana, IL
Urbana Police Department

Salary: $70,529.11 annually.

Position Summary:

The City of Urbana invites qualified applicants for the position of Experienced Police Officer. The ideal candidate for this position will: be able to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others; possess excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and interpersonal skills; have a desire to help and serve others; demonstrate honesty and integrity; have close attention to detail; will be reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfill obligations; be able to tolerate highly stressful situations calmly and effectively; maintain composure and keep emotions in check, even in very difficult situations; be open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace; and be understanding and helpful on the job.


  • At least two years of experience as a full-time sworn street patrol officer. Non-patrol sworn officer experience, such as jail/corrections, dispatch, or private security work does not count as “street patrol experience” in calculating the total months of post-academy experience.
  • Currently employed as a sworn police officer (or recently released or facing release, due to layoff or reduction in force, with the ability to be re-hired).
  • No maximum age limit if previously employed by a municipality; or if you have served as a sworn officer of the Illinois Department of State Police; or if you have served as a deputy under Section 3-6008 of the Counties Code and otherwise meets necessary training requirements. Otherwise, you must be at least 21 years of age and no more than 34 years of age (by closing date of job posting) unless you have prior military experience.
  • Applicants may exceed the age of 35 years by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty.
  • Must meet a residency requirement of residing within a fifteen-mile radius of the City of Urbana within the 6-month probation period.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to help and serve others.
  • Physically fit and ability to pass a medical and a physical agility exam.
  • Able to pass required psychological and physical exams and background check.
  • Certification by the State of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or its designated equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Currently employed as a full-time sworn police officer.
  • Successful completion of an accredited full-time police academy.
  • Knowledge typically acquired through completion of an associate’s degree or equivalent college classes and credits or two (2) years active duty in the military with an honorable discharge.