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We Reward Experience!

We are seeking officers from all walks of life, and from all over the country!

Applicants who are currently employed as a Full-Time Police Officer, with at least one year of Full-Time law enforcement experience, are eligible for additional benefits.

Existing Full-Time Police Officers Receive Additional Incentives

  • Qualifying candidates will receive credit for up to a maximum of three (3) completed service for purposes of determining starting wages.
  • In addition to normal benefit time accruals, qualifying candidates will be given a one-time lump sum payment of (40) hours of vacation upon appointment.

No need to attend another Police Academy

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board recognizes most out-of-state police academy training.  Qualifying officers from out-of-state will begin a 4-week orientation phase during which they will completed an Illinois Law Course and an Abbreviated Firearms training before being administered the state certification exam.

All officers will then complete a 14-week Field Training Program.

How do I begin my career?

Whether you’re someone with no experience, or you’re a law enforcement veteran, the process is simple.

Complete the Application and provide a Cover Letter, along with your Resume
Upon being selected to proceed, attend our orientation session which includes a written test
Candidates who pass the written test will be invited to participate in an oral interview with various members of the O’Fallon Police Department.
A select number of the above candidates will be invited to a final interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and the Chief of Police
Prior to being offered a conditional offer of employment, the candidate will have to undergo a thorough background examination

What you need to participate

  • Individuals who served in the United States Armed Forces may exceed the maximum age requirements by 1 year for each year of active duty service, up to 10 years.
  • There is no age limit for individuals who are, or were previously certified police officers.

Education info – Candidates must have the following:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, or
  • At least 64 credit hours towards a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject

The above education requirements may be waived under the following circumstances:

  • Individuals with at least 2 years of active duty service in the United States Armed Forces
  • Individuals with at least 2 years of experience as a full-time police officer
“No one is compelled to chose the profession of Police Officer; but having chosen it, everyone is obligated to perform its duties and live up to the high standards of its requirements.”
President Calvin Coolidge

“Police work is one of the more noble and selfless occupations in society. Making a difference in the quality of life is an opportunity policing provides – and few other professions can offer.”

International Association of Chiefs of Police

“The honest enforcement of the law is vital to the ultimate well-being of our great republic.”

President Theodore Roosevelt

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