Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Peoria Police Recruit Application and Testing Process

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2019 Salary: $60,630.49 after Certified Training

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019 or postmarked or faxed by April 29, 2019.
Application must include the following:
1.  Photocopy of Driver's License.
2.  Photocopy of Birth Certificate. NOTE: This should be a copy of the registered (or certified) birth certificate, which is on file at the courthouse in the county of birth. The hospital certificate (with the footprints of the newborn) is NOT an acceptable document.
3.  Photocopy of High School Diploma OR High School Transcript OR GED Certificate.  (You still need to submit a copy of your High School Diploma, High School Transcript or GED Certificate even if you have received a college degree.)

You can attach these documents to your application online or send them to Debra Bush by email:; fax:  309-494-8587; mail or bring to the office:  419 Fulton Street, Room 403, Peoria, IL  61602.  Call 309-494-8578 with any questions.
Find out more or APPLY at:

Study guides for the written examination will be mailed to candidates as we receive the completed application with the required documents.                                                                                                                                                                     
APPLICATION DEADLINE – Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
All required documents (Photocopy of Driver's License, Birth Certificate and High School Diploma or High School Transcript or GED Certificate) must accompany application and be received or postmarked by the date.  No late applications will be accepted.
ORIENTATION (Not Mandatory-But you would be a Fool not to attend) 
 In addition to the general orientation, there will be discussions on interview preparation and techniques on how to interview with the Police Department and Fire and Police Commission.
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe, Lower Level 2, Conference Room, Peoria, IL 61602
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe, Lower Level 2, Conference Room, Peoria, IL 61602
PRACTICE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST SESSIONS (Not Mandatory-But you would be a fool not to come and practice)
(No sign up needed – Come to the practice session of your choice)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, and/or Thursday, May 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson, Exhibit Hall C, Peoria, IL  61602
WRITTEN EXAM (Mandatory) – This testing period there will be three (3) tests available to choose from to test.  One (1) evening test and two (2) daytime tests will be offered to take the written examination.  You will only attend one examination date of your choice.  NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 6:00 p.m. or 9:00 am (No exceptions)
 Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.(Report prior to 5:45 p.m., test begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson, Rooms 220-221, Peoria, IL  61602
Friday, May 31, 2019, OR Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. (Report prior to 8:45 a.m., test begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.) Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson, Rooms 220-221, Peoria, IL  61602 Candidates who pass the written exam will be notified immediately following the exam of the exact date and time to report for the physical abilities exam. PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST (Mandatory) You will only attend one examination date as scheduled.  Friday, May 31, 2019, or Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson, Hall C, Peoria, IL  61602
Applicants are strongly encouraged to wear athletic shoes (sneakers), long pants with belt loops, and a shirt.  You will be performing physical acts that demonstrate strength, agility and endurance, and it important to be outfitted in attire that does not hinder your performance.  Due to the nature of the job of a Police Officer and the simulated tasks applicants will be asked to complete a medical waiver and please expect that you will get dirty.

Please notify the Human Resources Department in advance of the testing process if accommodations are required.

Monday, February 18, 2019



This 2 hour, online course presents Paralegal students and working Paralegals with the opportunity to acquire competency with medical terminology and gain experience with practical legal applications for medical terminology. This course is a required course for students entering the program in 2019.  It is a good course option for any student who is new to the program and interested in picking up a Summer course.  *Note: This course will only be available each Summer so if your plan is to complete the Paralegal program by May of 2019, enroll in this course for Summer of 2019.  

Administration of Justice - ONLINE - Summer 2019, Get REGISTERED TODAY!

Two Opportunities for Paralegal Graduates or Students at Petersen Health Care, Peoria, IL

Petersen Health Care is a large, well established Peoria, Illinois based employer with in an in-house legal department.  Petersen currently has two positions that may be of interest to our graduates or soon to be graduates.  This employer offers a competitive salary, a full benefit package to include a vacation plan, health insurance, life insurance, 401K and more.

1st Position: Paralegal 

Key Responsibilities:

*         Provide advanced support by handling a wide variety of functions supporting two attorneys.

*         Perform office tasks such as filing, maintaining records, maintaining databases and calendars and other similar duties.

*         Prepare reports, presentations or correspondence.

*         Serve as an office information facilitator, arranging and scheduling meetings or appointments, managing projects, handling travel arrangements, performing research, and distributing information through the use of telephones, mail and e-mail.

*         Follow organizational and departmental procedures to complete tasks.

*         Assist attorneys with litigation files, including responding to and submitting discovery requests.

*         Handle special projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

*         Paralegal certification.

Desired Qualifications:

*         Advanced computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS Office software packages.

*         Some college or university preferred.

*         Ability to set up and maintain databases.

*         Excellent communication and analytical skills.

*         Must be able to work well with stringent deadlines and possess good organizational skills.

*         Self-motivated.

*         Ability to work with minimal supervision and to use own initiative.

*         Meticulous attention to detail.

*         3+ years office experience.

2nd position: Medicaid Application Processor

Summary of Position:
  • Apply for Medicaid on behalf of residents and assist residents and their families throughout the Medicaid application process.
Position requires:
  • Preparing and filing Medicaid applications;
  • Helping residents and families understand documentation needed to process application;
  • Preparing and filing appeals when Medicaid applications get denied;
  • Following up on applications and seeing them through to conclusion.
  • Prior experience with filing Medicaid applications preferred, but not required;
  • Strong Computer Skills, able to manage emails, able to use Microsoft Office Products.
  • Self Starter with good Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to Accurately Coordinate Multiple Tasks in a Busy Environment
  • Able to Adapt to a Changing Environment
Please e-mail cover letters and resumes directly to:
Jason M. Crowder
Corporate Counsel
Petersen Companies

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

CIPA Meeting!


February 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Seasons Gastropub
149 South Main Street, Morton

 Please join us to kick the year off right with an all member meeting where we will discuss the upcoming CIPA calendar of events, CIPA projects, committees and volunteer opportunities.  This is your chance to participate in planning the upcoming year as well as get to better know and socialize with your fellow CIPA members.  Everyone is Welcome!

Appetizers provided by CIPA, attendees responsible for dinner and drinks.
RSVP by February 15, 2019 to 

Summer Internships with Police, Probation, Corrections, Dispatch, Juvenile Detention and Animal Welfare

Enroll in the
Criminal Justice Internship
(Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and 9-1-1 Dispatch)
Summer 2019
This is the course Criminal Justice students rate as their most rewarding and favorite elective course.

Find out more and APPLY for your opportunity to complete this valuable internship course by attending any of the following 1 hour meetings:
East Peoria Campus
Tuesday March 5 @ 12:30 pm 239A  
Poplar Hall, Peoria Campus
Tuesday March 5 @ 5:00 pm P131
Thursday March 7 @ 12:15 pm P130
Enrollment is limited. Interested CRJ and LE students should have completed CRJ 110 and CRJ 225. 9-1-1 Students should have completed of CRJ 110 and CRJ 190. This is the most established Internship program in the region with Students earning great experiences after being placed with local Police, Probation, Corrections, Dispatch, Juvenile Detention and Animal Welfare.
See or contact Professor Higgins or Professor Graff for more details.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Police Officer Testing, Burlington, Iowa February 23rd. Deadline February 13th

The Burlington Iowa Police Department is testing February 23rd.  They offer a $5000 signing bonus for Certified Peace Officers, pay starting at $59,000 and 99 hours of vacation time based on training and experience.

Past ICC grads have found this to be a good department to work for and a nice community to live in.

Find there application packet here: 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cougar Karate, a great opportunity for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Students!

Improve your strength and flexibility.  Join other Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Students in this free karate class at the Peoria Campus. 

Join us Wednesday, Feb 6th at 3:30 p.m. in Arbor 112, Peoria Campus.  

Questions: Email

Friday, January 25, 2019

New Paralegal Program Schedule for Fall 2019!

We worked to adjust our Program schedule. This schedule seeks to provide better support for students who work one or more jobs, allowing students to schedule all program courses on either 1 day or a maximum of 2 nights on campus. This change also supports our out of district students who often travel more than an hour one way to come to campus for classes. The class schedule for Fall 2019 will be as follows:

1-2:15 p.m.

Civil Litigation

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Administrative Law

4-5:15 p.m.

Business Organizations

5:30p-6:45 p.m.

Legal Research II

Business Organizations

7p-8:15 p.m.

Legal Research I

Civil Litigation

8:30-9:45 p.m.

Administrative Law