If you have wanted to become a police officer, the City of Quincy is actively looking for you.  Applications for Police Officer Testing are now available. Those applications can be secured at Quincy City Hall and on-line on the City of Quincy Web site of www.quincyil.gov/employment.  Applications need to be submitted by the deadline of February 22, 2019. A study guide will be loaned to each applicant to prepare for the written test that takes place March 16, 2019.

The Quincy Police Department will be offering a series of applicant workshops for individuals interested in applying to become a police officer with the City of Quincy.  The workshops will focus on preparing for the physical agility testing as well as the written testing. Details of the workshops are available by calling 217-222-4545.

According to the news release provided by the City of Quincy all applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. CITIZENSHIP - Must be a United States Citizen. If not a resident of Quincy, applicant must agree to move to and live within the boundaries of Adams County within 6 months after appointment.
  2. EDUCATION- High School diploma or equivalent is required. Associates Degree is preferred.
  3. AGE - Not less than 20 1/2 years or more than 34 years at the time of testing.   *No age restrictions for active full-time law enforcement officers.
  4. All applicants must pass the following to be considered: written examination with a score of 70% or higher, background check, and oral interview. All applicants must pass the following to be hired:  physical agility test, psychological and polygraph tests, a physical examination and a drug test.  Applicants will be furnished a fact sheet explaining various points about being a police officer. The starting salary ranges from $51,242.49 to $53,035.97 with educational incentives plus subsequent increases and benefits.

The City of Quincy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Quincy Police Department is a Veteran’s O.J.T. Facility.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.