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Police Officer

Columbia, Illinois



Columbia Police Department

1020 N. Main Street

Columbia, IL 62236

Phone: 618-281-5151

Fax: 618-281-6646





Starting Salary: $25.96/hour (Uncertified); $28.08/hour (Academy certified)

Population: 10,000

Sworn Officers: 16

Application Deadline: 5/1/17




Columbia Police Department is currently seeking applicants for two full-time Police Officer positions.



Applicants must:

  • Be 21-35 years (some exceptions per state law)

  • Have a minimum of 64 hours of college credit



  • Required within six months of hire, however you may apply for a six month extension for a total of one year


Applications can be obtained in person at:


Columbia Police Department

1020 N. Main Street

Columbia, IL 62236



For those who do not live in the area,

you may email a copy of your driver's license to:


An application packet will be emailed to you.



Applications must be received by May 1, 2017 at noon.




The physical agility test and written examination

will take place on:


May 20, 2017











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