UIPD begins testing for new police officers

URBANA — The University of Illinois Police Department is looking for people who want to serve their community and help to keep our campus and surrounding area safe.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now accepting applications for entry-level police officer testing consideration. Applicants must be 21 years of age upon employment, have a high school diploma or GED, have no felony convictions, and have a valid Driver’s License.

As a police officer at one of the nation’s preeminent public universities, you will be working in a vibrant, micro-urban community with a great variety of culture, recreation, and entertainment opportunities — suitable both for families and young professionals.

UIPD takes pride in being a leader in community-based, progressive approaches toward law enforcement. The department supports its officers and encourages them to introduce creative and innovative ways to promote public safety, engage the community and be a leader on campus. UIPD is committed to the administration of law and order based on the constitutional idea of justice where every person will be treated with dignity and fairness.

The deadline to apply is March 1. 

For more information about salary, benefits or how to apply, visit police.illinois.edu/jobs.

Anyone with questions about the hiring process or career opportunities at UIPD may contact Lt. Joan Fiesta at jmfiesta@illinois.edu.