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Police Officer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Starting Salary:

$27.87 Per Hour


The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is accepting applications for entry-level Police Officer testing consideration. Applicants must be 21 years of age upon employment, have a high school diploma or GED, have no felony convictions, and have a valid Driver's License.

The Department:

The University of Illinois Police Department is recognized as one of the premier university police departments in the country. The guiding philosophy is that of community policing with the objective of providing safety and security for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the University. Information about the Police Department can be found at:

Further Information and Application:

Applicants and employees must submit an online Civil Service Application and exam request form at If an application was previously submitted, an update is still required. Your request to create a civil service application will be processed within two (2) business days (Monday - Friday). Your login information will be e-mailed to you. When you receive your login information, you can complete your online Civil Service employment application and exam request form.

Please note that exam scores for the Police Officer exam cannot be transferred to the Urbana/Champaign campus from another university.

Once you have been qualified for the exam, you will be contacted by e-mail to arrange an exam date for the first portion of the exam, the physical fitness test. Please be sure to check your e-mail. Exam dates for this posting CANNOT be rescheduled.

If you have any questions, call us during regular office hours (8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday) at 217-333-2137.

We appreciate your interest in University employment.

Campus’ commitment to diversity and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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