We are currently accepting applications for Entry-Level Police Officers! The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 4, 2015 and the written exam will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Urbana. For more information or to apply, visit: Police Officer Application. More information is also available in the Police Officer Recruitment Packet 2015.
If you are unable to attend this test, we will be testing again in the summer of 2015. To be notified of the next recruitment, please sign up below for job posting alerts that are sent directly to your e-mail. Be sure that you list an e-mail address that you will check frequently, as this is how we will notify you.
Knowledge typically acquired through completion of an associate's degree or equivalent college classes and credits or two (2) years active duty in the military with an honorable discharge.
At least 21 years of age and no more than 34 years of age unless previously employed as a certified police officer or prior military experience. Applicants may exceed the age of 35 years by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty.
Valid driver's license.
Cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others;
Analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to take emergency courses of action;
Develop skill in the use and care of firearms and other equipment used by police;
Perform multiple tasks within the same period of time; and
Learn and use basic computer operations as it relates to police work.
Must be able to learn the following through training, and then be able to retain and apply this information:
Knowledge of the geographic area of designated patrol area;
Knowledge of first aid;
Knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances respecting arrest, admissible evidence, and prosecution of persons; and
Knowledge of the court system.
This list is not meant to be exhaustive. For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please refer the job description when the position is posted.
Prepare for the Video/Written Exam
In preparation for your testing, you may be interested in a Law Enforcement practice test that is offered by our testing vendor. This practice test is located at: https://ErgoPracticeTests.com. This practice test lasts 30-45 minutes and will give you examples of each portion of the testing process. When visiting the site, please make sure to review the Frequently Asked Questions for details of cost, system requirements and technical support. This practice test is not a requirement for the live test and is offered as an option to you in preparation for your test with the Urbana Police Department.