Police Patrol Officer Lateral

City of Springfield

Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Springfield
Attn: Police Department
300 S. 7th Street
Room 309
Springfield, IL 62701

Phone Number:

  • 217-789-2446

Fax Number:

  • 217-789-2118

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Open

Salary:

    • 2nd Year Probationary Patrol Officer: $63,715.74
    • 3rd Year Probationary Patrol Officer: $71,680.21
    • Patrol Officer: $79,644.68

    *SUBJECT TO CHANGE PURSUANT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Sworn Officers:

  • 250

Population:

  • 115,000

Position Details

The Springfield Police Department is seeking individuals to participate in the Police Patrol Officer Lateral examination process.

Individuals can qualify under two separate requirements:

  1. Must have a minimum eighteen (18) months experience out of the last three (3) years employed as a full-time police officer; graduated from a full-time certified police academy and successfully completed probation in previous position. Officers hired as a lateral entry under these requirements will be paid a salary consistent with the "After 12 months" or "After 24 months" rate based on their experience and as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  2. Minimum three (3) years experience out of the last five (5) years employed as a full time police officer; graduated from a full-time certified police academy or a part-time certified police academy with the full-time transition course. Officers hired as a lateral entry under these requirements will be paid a salary consistent with the "After 36 months" rate as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

All individual's training and experience must either qualify or would likely qualify the officer to become certified in the State of Illinois upon written request to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Additional requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Uncorrected visual sharpness minimum 20/40, normal or mild color blindness or mild anomalous trichromat (red-green deficiency)
  • Ability to meet and comply with the department's tattoo policy
  • No felony convictions or certain misdemeanors
  • Ability to pass all required phases of the examination
  • Driver's license at time of hire
  • Valid FOID card within 12 months of hire 

At the time of application, the candidate must provide certification of successful completion from a full-time certified police academy and a letter indicating employment dates as a police officer on the police department's letterhead.

Candidates cannot be older than 34 years of age, or must fall within the "Age Exemption" requirements.

Informational packets are available online at:

www.springfield.il.us/policetesting

AND

Office of Human Resources

Room 309, Municipal Center West

7th and Monroe Streets

Springfield, IL



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