Police Recruit Examination Process

Peoria, IL
Peoria Police Department

Announcing an Examination Cycle for placement into the City of Peoria April 2021 Police Eligibility Pool.

$60,939.58 Annually

4/5/2021 5:00 PM Central


Minimum Qualifications
Age: Must be 21 years of age by date of the last written exam (4/17/21); or 20 years of age for applicants who have successfully completed 2 years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university. By State Statute, you cannot have attained age 35 when the application is submitted. (Exceptions made for individuals with prior municipal police experience. Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information).

Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent minimum to apply; Applicants with an Associate's Degree or credit hours towards a Bachelor's Degree is desirable but not mandatory.

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) You would need to submit a Form DD214.

Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen or qualified Alien.

Driver's License: Must possess a valid driver's license.

Record: Must agree to be fingerprinted and found not to have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors as listed in Illinois State Statutes.

Vision: 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 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.

Residency: Applicants need not be City residents to apply. When hired, employee shall establish and maintain their principal place of residence within a twenty (20) mile radius of the Peoria Police Department and shall not be subject to any forfeiture of the annual base salary.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position and pass the physical ability exam. Candidates who are hired must pass the physical fitness entrance requirement of the Police Training Institute (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) P.O.W.E.R. Test. (A copy of the P.O.W.E.R. test is attached to the application packet.)

Examinations: Must pass written and physical ability exams for placement into the Eligibility Pool. If selected for hire, must pass P.O.W.E.R. test given by the department, background investigation, oral interviews, polygraph, psychological, and medical examinations including a drug screen prior to hire.