Police Officer

Mt Olive, IL
Mount Olive Police Department

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Mt. Olive Police Department is looking for good individuals to join our force as full-time police officers. Below are our hiring standards:

Any person employed as a police officer must meet the following standards:

  1. Be of good moral character, of temperate habits, of sound health, and physically and mentally able to perform assigned duties.
  2. Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  3. Pass a medical examination.
  4. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  5. Possess a valid State of Illinois driver’s license.
  6. Possess no prior felony convictions.
  7. Any individual who has served in the U.S. military must have been honorably discharged.
  8. Previous law enforcement experience is helpful. Applicant must have completed at least the Part-Time Law Enforcement Academy.
  9. Applicants will be required to complete the written application process, have an oral interview, and pass a background check.

This position is full time and will require night, day, and holiday shifts.

Benefits include paid vacation after a year, $400 uniform allowance, 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days a year, health/vision and dental insurance paid for the officer, and a $50,000 life insurance policy. The City also matches up to an 8% contribution to a savings plan.

Interested applicants can pick up an application at the police department located at 215 E. Main Street, Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Or send an email to have one sent to you.

City of Mount Olive, Illinois
Police Department
Joe D. Berry, CFI
Chief of Police
215 E Main Street
Mount Olive, Illinois 62069
Department (217) 999-6041 Fax: (217) 999-4429