Experienced Police Officer
City of Champaign, IL - Champaign, IL

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This Job Posting is for our Experience/Lateral Police Officer Program , not the Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment.

If you are an experienced police officer with two or more years of full-time street experience, you may qualify for the Experienced Officer Hiring Program with the Champaign Police Department.

The purpose of this job is to protect life and property by enforcing all city ordinances, and the laws and regulations of the State of Illinois. Duties include, but are not limited to: performing special details and specific assignments; patrolling city streets and businesses; assisting fellow officers and other agencies; responding to the needs of the general public by performing investigations, problem-solving, following up on leads, obtaining evidence and deterring criminal activity within the community; compiling reports, preparing cases for trial and appearing in court; and maintaining records for proper documentation.

If you have any questions about our Experienced Officer Hiring Program, please call Sgt. Joe Ketchem at (217) 403-6981 or the Human Resources Department at (217) 403-8770 Monday -Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Applications are reviewed weekly, however group testing and oral interviews will be determined by needs of the department.

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet the following criteria: 2 years of certified criminal justice related operational work experience with a municipal, county, or state law enforcement agency.

Successful applicants must be in good standing with the current department and/or left previous department(s) in good standing.

Must have substantially equivalent skills and abilities as a City of Champaign post-probationary officer, as determined by the Chief of Police.


Our mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community.

These values guide our work:

Personal Integrity
We act in the best interests of the City
We behave in an ethical and legal manner
We are open and honest
We follow through on commitments
We are loyal to the City

We anticipate issues, problems, and opportunities
We take initiative
We act to prevent and solve problems
We take responsibility for the outcome of our actions and decisions
We hold ourselves and others accountable

We treat others in a fair, courteous, and equitable manner
We actively listen and seek understanding
We provide a direct response
We embrace ethnic and cultural diversity in the community and our workplace
We are positive and cooperative
We are willing to apologize

We know and respect our roles and responsibilities
We ask who needs to be involved and we involve others appropriately
We define and agree upon the goals
We collaborate to achieve organizational goals
We help others accomplish their goals
We share authority, responsibility, and credit

We take pride in our work
We complete assignments and projects on time and within budget
We evaluate outcomes and seek feedback on our performance
We learn from our mistakes
We innovate