The City of Jacksonville will be seeking applicants for the position of police officer.  Pre-employment registration cards are currently being accepted. You may complete this by filling in the information below.

Testing Process

There will be 3 separate opportunities to take the Power Test hosted at the Jacksonville Police Department, 200 W Douglas Ave, on the following dates:
April 15, 2023
May 6, 2023
June 3, 2023
Check-in for the Power Test will begin at 8am and the doors will shut at 9am. The Testing Process will begin promptly at 9am
You are not required to fill out a Pre-Employment Application prior to the date of the test; however, it is preferred.
A current Photo ID is required upon signing in for the Power Test.
*It is recommended to dress appropriately for physical activity.

If you pass the Power Test, you will receive an application at the end of the test. The application needs to be returned and post marked by
June 19, 2023.

The written test will be on June 24, 2023 at the Jacksonville Regional Training Facility.

POWER Test Standards

Lateral transfers are also being accepted at this time.
See Lateral Transfer qualifications and information below.

Employment Registration Card
If you do not receive a confirmation email within 3 business days please contact us at (217) 479-3554 or jpdadmin@jacksonvilleil.gov.



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Qualifications and Benefits for a Probationary Patrolman


Starting Salary: $57,941.52
$66,546.48 after 1 year
13 Holidays Per Year

Downstate Pension

Health and Life Insurance

Vacation and Sick Time

12-Hour Shift

100% Training, Uniform and
Equipment Provided


Must be between 21-34 Years of Age

US Citizen and/or an alien admitted for
permanent residence

High School Graduate or GED

Valid Drivers License

No Felony Convictions

No Residency Required

Other Standards as Outlined in The Illinois Compiled Statues

                                              Qualifications and Benefits for a Lateral Transfer

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.  

Special Response Team Members Training at the Jacksonville Training Facility