Police Recruit

Peoria, IL
Peoria Police Department

The Police Department is currently taking applications for an upcoming Police Recruit Testing Process. At this time, we do not have a date for the test, but you can apply online and you will be automatically be notified when the testing process begins.

$59,151.72 Annually


AGE: 21 years old by date of written examinations (4/02/20, 4/03/20 or 4/04/20), or 20 years old, if successfully completed two (2) years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university. Cannot have attained age 35 when the application is submitted. (By State statute, exceptions made for individuals with prior municipal police experience. See the Human Resources Department for additional information).

EDUCATION: Minimum: Graduation from High School or GED equivalency accepted. Prefer candidates with associate degree or hours toward bachelor’s degree.

MILITARY: A Veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty. (45 years old)

OTHER: 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.

VISION-HEARING: Applicants must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing. Applicants who wear glasses or contact lenses must meet minimum standards of visual acuity. Vision with corrective (glasses or contact lenses) 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 (no glasses or contact lenses) vision is 20/40 and should not be 20/200 or worse with either eye.

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