Friday, July 03, 2015

Peoria Police to Test for POLICE OFFICER in October

Get your application in, prepare yourself, get in shape, (physical, character, mental) and be ready to begin testing in October.

The City of Peoria conducts an examination process to recruit applicants for the position of Police Recruit.  If an applicant has his / her current application on file, they are notified as to when the testing process begins.  If you would like information and application packet please contact the Human Resources Department at (309) 494-8575.
The initial hiring process consists of a series of tests (written, physical, and oral).  Applicants who pass all tests will have their names placed in the Police Recruit eligibility pool for up to a two-year period.  Candidates will be considered for hire as openings become available.  Candidates who are offered employment must pass a polygraph exam, background investigation, psychological evaluation, and medical exam.  Any individual, unless they have already met equivalent training requirements, who becomes a Police Recruit for the City of Peoria will be required to attend and pass an academic proficiency and fitness entrance requirement, namely, the State of Illinois P.O.W.E.R (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report) Test.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

Must be 21 years of age by date of the written exam; or 20 years of age for applicants who have successfully completed 2 years (60) hours of law enforcement studies at an accredited college.  Cannot have attained the age 36 by date of entrance into eligibility pool.  Exceptions are made for candidates with prior municipal police experience. Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; Prefer candidates with Associate’s Degree or hours toward Bachelor’s Degree.
Must have U.S. Citizenship, valid driver’s license, and no felony conviction.  Must be able to perform essential functions of the position and pass the physical agility exam.
Must meet minimum standards for vision and hearing and cannot be color-blind.  Applicants who wear eye 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. Further details/requirements are available through the Human Services Department.
U.S. Citizenship; valid driver’s license; physical condition to perform the essential functions of the position and pass physical agility exam; no felony conviction.
Applicants need not be City Residents to apply.  If hired, must establish permanent residency within the City of Peoria, Illinois by no later than the completion of probation (1 year plus Academic Training).  One is required to maintain residence within the City of Peoria, Illinois for five years.  After five may remain where you live or move within a 20 miles radius of the Peoria Police Department headquarters (600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL).
Other (Tests)
Written Exam, Physical Agility Exam, and then an eligibility pool will be established. Oral Interview with Police Personnel, an oral interview with a panel of the Fire & Police Commissioners will be held with candidates selected from the eligibility pool.  Prior to hire, must undergo background investigation, polygraph, medical including a drug screen, and psychological examinations.
For further information regarding the testing process, contact Human Resources at: 309/494-8575 or

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

AELE's Law Enforcement Legal Center Offers a Comprehensive Listing of Police Body Worn Camera Resources

Americans for Effective Law Enforcement was formed in 1966. The Law Enforcement Legal Center was begun in 1973.  Both are based near Chicago, Illinois.  The AELE website notes it is a research driven educational organization that produces and disseminates legal information through traditional seminars, via electronic media and direct contact.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Candidate for a legal assistant/paralegal position!

Cordis & Cordis is searching for a candidate for a legal assistant/paralegal position.  Our office is in Princeville, Illinois (9 miles northwest of Dunlap) and has been in existence for 43 years.  Given that our practice is a traditional, general practice that covers many areas of law, staff must be capable of and interested in handling a variety of different areas, including all areas of family law, real estate, estate planning, criminal, DUI, general business law, commercial litigation and others.  The position for which we are hiring will be primarily litigation oriented, with a particular emphasis on family law.  Primary job description would include drafting pleadings and orders, meeting with clients to prepare discovery responses, scheduling court dates, preparing correspondence, answering phones and managing attorneys' calendars of appointments and court dates.  

Please send resume, any references and cover letter by email to  Thank you. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Central Communications Operator!


Position Title:         Central Communications Operator
Department:           Facilities Management         
Reports to:             General Services Supervisor
Appointment:         32 Hours Per Week: Thursday – Sunday (11:30pm to 7:30am)
Pay rate:                 $15.86 per hour
Open/Close Date:  6/18/15 – 7/2/15

Application Hours:                           Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 1-4 pm; Thursday and Friday, 9-11 am

Operate University telephone system; answer incoming phone calls; forward calls to appropriate individual or office; respond to questions as appropriate; receive and record details of incoming correspondence, telephone and radio dispatch communications and personal contacts with the communications operating area; coordinate the input to computer work orders for serviced received by the Facilities Management Department; maintain directory listing and telephone numbers for all University students, employees, offices and services; monitor University alarm circuits; report malfunctions of telecommunication equipment; use a personal computer; type correspondence, forms, and written documents; perform data entry and support work; maintain and update files and records; serve as backup to police operators as needed and perform other duties as assigned.

Provide public safety communications for university police and other university departments as well as surrounding agencies.  Use computer-aided dispatch system, receive and respond to routine and emergency calls requesting police, escort services, fire, medical, other emergency services, or non-emergency services.  Determine the nature and location of the request or emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police, fire, ambulance, other emergency units, or other non-emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures.  Receive and process 911 emergency calls, maintain contact with all units on assignment, maintain status and location of police and fire units and coordinate response to incidents.  Monitor alarms as well as security and surveillance cameras to deter, detect and report criminal activities.  Answer non-emergency calls for assistance.  Provide direction to campus visitors and assist walk-in victims of crime or individuals expressing specific safety and security concerns.  Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems.  Receive requests for information regarding parking, vehicle registration, driving records and warrants, and provides pertinent data.  Monitor several complex public safety radio frequencies.  Operate a variety of communications equipment, including but not limited to, radio consoles, telephones and computer systems.  Type letters, forms, and reports and maintain accurate, up-to-date files and logs.  Maintain current knowledge of: FCC regulations for telecommunications, policies, procedures and practices of emergency communications and dispatch operations and basic law enforcement, fire, hazmat and EMS procedures. Process inventory.  Performs duties outlined under Work Control/Switchboard.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience as receptionist, secretary, or customer service representative; flexible; dependable; skill with large volume telephone clients; skill in verbal, written and interpersonal communications; ability to respond to emergencies; adept in assigning priorities under simultaneous demands; ability to access and convey accurate information quickly; ability to work with confidential information, files and records; type 40 wpm; good safety, attendance and employment records.  Experience as a telephone operator or police dispatcher preferred.  Selected applicant must become member of Teamsters, Chauffeurs and Helpers Local Union and undergo a pre-employment physical and drug screen.


Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Independently handle minimum 20 pounds. Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust.  Working conditions are typically moderately quiet.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.


Complete a Bradley University Application for Employment at ( or the Human Resource Department, 239 Sisson Hall, 931 Elmwood Ave. Return application by 11 am, on 7/2/15, for required keyboarding skills test.  Do Not Mail or Fax Application. 

Please visit us at
Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified
candidates from underrepresented groups.


paralegal preferred but not required, hourly wage commensurate with experience
and credentials, with opportunities for benefits in the future. Send resume,
compensation requirements and references to Johnson & Johnson, P.C., 212 E.
Chestnut Street, Canton, IL 61520; submission by .pdf acceptable via email at The position is available immediately.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Legal Assistant position available immediately!

Legal Assistant position available immediately with personal injury/general practice law firm in Peoria with five attorneys. General office experience, excellent typing and computer skills are a must. Legal experience preferred, but not required. Familiarity with Word, Excel and digital transcription is a plus. Please email resume to

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

For ICC Summer Interns or Our Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Students and Grads - Power Test Preparation

I have posted a text based Power Test preparation program in the past.  Having taught Physical Conditioning and Weight Training here at the college and having trained individuals seeking to successfully pass this test test either to gain or maintain employment, I'm appreciative of any new resources we can offer to help our students.  The two videos linked to this post are less than 9 minutes each.  These videos from James Silva are an excellent primer for what you should know and how you can prepare for the Power Test.  While it references the Chicago test and you should always review specific test and standards for each department applied for, it's a great place to start in your preparation for passing all parts of the Power Test.  If you need specific assistance or advice on a particular portion of the Power Test students and grads are always welcome to contact me directly and I'll help as I can or refer you to a trainer of facility that can be of assistance.  At the end of the day, this is a gateway to these career opportunities but it's also an indicator to things you should work to maintain for your success and health during your career and life long.

Tom Higgins,

Part One:

Part Two: