The Jacksonville Police Department will be testing June 2, 2018 for the position of police officer.  If you are interested in a career with the Jacksonville Police Department please complete the form at the bottom of the page.  We will mail out applications in late April to the address you provide.  If your address changes after you submit the form please make sure you contact the department by phone (217-479-4630 ext. 2) or email (jpdadmin@jacksonvilleil.gov) with your new address. 

The physical test and the written test will both be administered on June 2, 2018 at Illinois College.  Applicants can expect the process to last from 8:00 AM to approximately 3:30 PM.  A more detailed explanation of the process will be sent out with the application.

Registration Cards will no longer be accepted after 4:30 PM on May 18, 2018. 

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The Jacksonville Police Department seeks honest, hardworking applicants who are willing to cooperate with our citizens in an effort to identify and solve problems, prevent crimes and honorably enforce the law.

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United States Citizen
Between 21-34 Years of Age
High School Graduate or GED
Possess Valid Drivers License
Good Moral Character
(No Felony Convictions)
Morgan County Residency Required Within 6 Months of Hiring
Other Standards as Outlined in The Illinois Compiled Statues

Compensation and Benefits
Starting Salary: $49,982.40
Increases by Nearly $8,000
after 1st Year
Longevity Pay
Uniforms and Necessary Gear Provided
Health and Life Insurance
Paid Vacation, Holidays and
Sick Leave

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As an equal opportunity employer, the Jacksonville Police Department is seeking qualified individuals who are interested in bettering our community. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and security to the citizens of Jacksonville.Police Officer shooting in the indoor firing range located in the police department

We have a multipurpose training center with a 100 yard range and 80 person classroom which was made possible by narcotics interdiction.
Special Response Team Members Training at the Jacksonville Training Facility

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