The City of Urbana will be testing for the position of Police Officer in the early Spring of 2001. 

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent college credits, or

  • Two years of law enforcement experience, or

  • Three years of active duty in the military with an honorable discharge. 

Candidates must also be between 21 and 35 years old by the exam date.  Effective July 1, 2000, the starting probationary salary for a police officer with an Associate Degree is $40,545 or without an Associate Degree is $39,404 plus a competitive benefit package.

The process to become an Urbana Police Officer will be as follows:

  1. Mandatory Orientation (Spring 2001)

  2. Written Exam (Spring 2001)

  3. Oral Boards (Spring 2001)

  4. Placement on Civil Service Register will be based upon combined scores on written exam and oral board.

  5. Employment will be conditional on a successful medical, psychological, background check and physical fitness testing.

  6. Physical agility/fitness exam will be scheduled on an individual basis at a       later date.

  7. Interviewing and background checks done by Police Department.

  8. Selected candidate will serve a twelve month probationary period before appointment is final.

Applications will not be accepted until Spring 2001.  If you would like to be placed on the mailing list for City of Urbana Police Officer Testing, please call the Personnel Office at (217) 384-2458.


In order to be eligible for the Experienced Police Officer Hiring Program, an individual must meet all the qualifications of a regular applicant (21 years of age, no felony convictions, Associate degree or equivalent or three years of active military) in addition to the following: 

  • Successful completion of State of Illinois approved basic Police Training Academy or a recognized equivalent.
  • Currently certified by the State of Illinois or able to obtain that certification without having to attend the basic academy.
  • Two or more consecutive years of experience as a Police Officer with a Law Enforcement Agency.
  • Currently in good standing in the Police Department in which the person serves.

Candidates can obtain an experienced Police Officer employment application from the City’s Personnel Department by writing to Personnel Manager, City of Urbana, 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, IL  61801 or by calling (217) 384-2458. 

Candidates must complete and submit the employment application to the City Personnel Department.  Additionally, candidates should provide the Personnel Manager with a copy of their certificate verifying successful completion of Police Training in Law Enforcement.

Once these documents are received, they will be reviewed to determine the candidates’ initial eligibility for placement in the Experienced Police Officer Pool.

Questions should be directed to Ron Gremore, Personnel Manager at 384-2451.

Resume will not be accepted without accompanying City of Urbana Application.



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