If money is your motivator, the Urbana Police Department is one of the most competitive police agencies in East Central Illinois. The starting salary for officers with the equivalent of an associate’s degree is $58,087 and each officer is provided with all the equipment necessary to perform his or her duties. An $851 annual clothing allowance is provided to ensure the uniforms and equipment are properly maintained. Finally, any officer who chooses to participate in the abundance of overtime details is paid at 1½ times the hourly rate. See more
Each officer can accumulate comp time, vacation and personal days. The work hours are long, but the reward is the amount of time off. One of the best benefits of this schedule:you are off every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Beginning on your 1st day of employment, you are credited with 8 hours of vacation 69 hours of sick leave. You will continue to accrue 8 hours of vacation per month for 1st ten months (80 hours). Beginning on your 2nd year of service, your vacation will accrue based on your years of service and you will earn 8 hours of sick leave per month. See more
For you technology wizards, the UPD strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Each Urbana patrol car contains a Mobile Data Computer (MDC) capable of providing immediate license and criminal history data. The on-line reporting capable with the MDC is fast, easy and much more thorough than hand-written versions. And when identity is in question, these computers provide immediate feedback through photo scanning.
With a twin city population of almost 130,000, our patrol units remain very active. If you love the surge of adrenaline, the METRO/SWAT team may be the place for you; this team consists of officers from around Champaign County that responds to hostage situations, counter sniper scenarios, and other high risk operations. The City’s detectives and the Street Crimes Unit are extremely busy in a wide variety of investigations, and our canine unit has the freedom to work pro-active drug related investigations at the street level, but also supports the other divisions. See more