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.