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COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Columbia Police Department was established in 1859 and currently employs twenty sworn Officers. The Mission of the Columbia Police Department, in cooperation with our community, is to protect life and property, and enhance the quality of life for all our citizens. The Columbia Police Department serves a community of approximately 10,000 residents.


OFFICER BENEFITS
SALARY
Qualified Officers…..$65,388.96 ($29.94/ hr)


OFFICER FRINGE BENEFITS
• Hospitalization, Medical, Dental, Prescriptions
• Workers Compensation
• Vision Care
• Life Insurance
• False Arrest and Civil Liability


EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

• DARE Officer
• Detective
• K-9 Officer
• Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist
• Field Training Officer
• School Resource Officer
• ILEAS, Major Case Squad, MEGSI,CDITF
• DEA Task Force, Auto Theft Task Force


EQUIPMENT
Officers are provided with uniforms, weapons, ballistic vest, and other necessary equipment. The Officers receive an annual Clothing Allowance as well as an allowance for Uniform Maintenance.


TAKE-HOME VEHICLE PROGRAM
Officers, who reside in city limits, are provided a take-home vehicle upon completion of the Field Training Program.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must meet the following:
• Minimum Age of 21
• Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement or Bachelor’s Degree (64 hours towards a designated area of study is accepted)
• Residency (25 Mile Radius) within Six Months of Hire
• Valid Driver’s License
• Good Moral Character: No Felony Convictions or Misdemeanor Convictions/Pleas Involving Moral Turpitude
• Must Successfully Complete the Hiring Process


Columbia Police Department
Police Officer
Applications are available for pickup at:
City Hall
208 South Rapp
Columbia, Illinois 62236
To request an application by email please contact Kathleen: kendraske@columbiaillinois.com

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