Peotone Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 5/15/2023 4:30 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of Peotone , and the Village of Peotone retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Village of Peotone . Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

Peotone Police Department

Peotone, Illinois

The Village of Peotone, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Peotone Police Department.

Current Starting Salary is competitive with the region: $56,946.  Top patrol salary is $81,787.  Salaries include Holiday Pay, Education Pay, and Physical Fitness Incentive Pay

Full-time employment benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (No cost to employee)
  • 12 Hour shifts
  • Task Force Opportunities
  • Specialty Positions
  • Clothing and equipment allowance
  • Take-Home Vehicle Program
  • Paid Overtime

Population: 4,153

Sworn Police Officers: 10

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Peotone: 

  • U.S. citizenship;  
  • No felony convictions (Note: a misdemeanor or serious traffic offense may also disqualify applicants from further consideration);
  • Valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age AND shall be under the age of 35 by the application deadline date (May 15, 2023) unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioner's Act;
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid NIPSTA (P.O.W.E.R. Test) card –OR- equivalent criteria as per the State standard (such as Triton Community College or Joliet Junior College), issued within 12 months of the application deadline date (May 15, 2023), if possible
  • Must successfully complete an oral interview;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation (applicants will be required to fully disclose all personnel matters, to include agreements and sealed files);
  • Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and medical physical (including drug and alcohol screening); 
  • Pay a $25.00 non-refundable application processing fee.
Preference points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Peotone for the following: 
  • Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged. A copy of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify.    


Submission of Application:

Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, May 15, 2023 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted. 

Mandatory Remote On-Line Written Examination Testing:  Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing available from 9 AM on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 through 4 PM on Friday, May 26, 2023. The test will only be available during this time period.  Candidates will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer.  All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process.  Further instructions for taking the on-line written exam will also be provided the day prior to the examination date. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).  

Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:
As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline.  For a complete list of required documents, click to the page titled "Summary of the Hiring Process" (this information is accessible prior to the payment page)

The Village of Peotone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Peotone Police Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.