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Qualifications to Apply:

1. Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States.

2. Applicants who are 20 years of age and who possess the educational requirements set forth herein below may be candidates for examination and may be considered for appointment to active duty with the Police Department. Any such applicant who is appointed to active duty shall not have the power to arrest, nor shall he/she be permitted to carry firearms until reaching the age of 21.

3. According to Police Department policy, tattoos and body art are permitted but cannot be visible when wearing a uniform.

4. Applicants for a position in the Police Department shall possess 60 semester hours in education from an accredited college or university, except that applicants who have experience as a regular, full-time police officer (at least 37 + hours per week) AND who have graduated from a law enforcement training academy accredited or approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board may substitute such experience and training for the required education.

Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 200 South Illinois Avenue or

printed from the City’s website at

Completed applications may be submitted to the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall, or

Mailed to: City Clerk’s Office – City of Carbondale, PO Box 2047, Carbondale, IL 62902, or

Emailed to:

A Candidate Preparation Manual will be mailed approximately 2 weeks before the examination date.

Written Examination: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S. Illinois Ave.


Physical Fitness Assessment: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Lower level of the Civic Center

Oral Interview Examination: Thursday, November 8, 2018 (and Friday, November 9, 2018 if needed)

Applications must be received in office by Friday, September 7, 2018, by 5:00 p.m


Southwestern Illinois Police Academy
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, Illinois 62221