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Testing Mailing List

Join our diverse police team and help us serve the community of Illinois State University!  To make us aware of your interest in joining our team, simply complete this very brief form to be notified of our next police officer testing period. Please note: This is NOT an application for employment.

Already a Sworn Officer? Looking for a Change?

ISU Police now accepts lateral applicants who currently work as police officers (certified in the State of Illinois), without taking the standard entry tests. Applicants who are currently employed with other State of Illinois law enforcement, including state university police, can also apply as transfers and do not have to go through the standard testing process. Contact ISU Human Resources for more information on the qualification requirements for each type of transfer and to learn how to apply.

Job Positions

Sworn Positions
Patrol Officer General Investigations Detective
Bike Patrol Officer Narcotics Investigations Detective (through Task Force 6)
Field Training Officer Emergency Response Unit Officers (through NPD ERU)
Firearms Instructor Community Engagement Unit
  Other areas of specialized training or regional task forces
Non-sworn Positions
Police Telecommunicator
Administrative Clerical positions
Student volunteers


  • Superior retirement plan (in comparison to most municipalities)
  • Vacations & Holidays
  • Tuition Waiver (Self & Dependents)
  • Healthcare & Dental Care
  • Tax Deferred Annuities

Applicant Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver's License
  • No record of conviction of a felony
  • Must pass a background investigation
  • High School graduation or G.E.D.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Law
    Enforcement Officers Training Course (Applicants who lack this training at time of appointment will be required to complete the training during and as part of their probationary period of employment in this classification.)
  • Application & Testing Process

Salary Plan

Effective FY 2018*

0-12 months                    $28.72/hr      
12+ to 24 months       $30.53/hr
24+ to 36 months      $31.40/hr
36+ to 48 months      $31.81/hr
48+ to 60 months      $32.76/hr
5 years      $33.28/hr
7 years $33.71/hr
10 years      $34.15/hr
15 years      $35.00/hr
20 years      $35.84/hr

*Schedule A rates will be adjusted by the percentage of the publicly announced campus wage program. Should the publicly announced campus wage program fall below 2.0%, either party may request to open negotiations for the purposes of wages only up to impasse procedures including interest arbitration. This shall not be precedent setting for future wage increases, and does not constitute an acceptance of the historical practice of standard wage increases for future negotiations (breakthrough).

Other Information

For more information regarding University benefits please visit the Human Resources website.
Please also view the current Unit 1 PBPA Union Contract.

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