Reserve Officer

  • Be able to perform and complete the essential functions and duties expected of a police officer with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Have the ability to obtain certification from ILEA.
  • Have reached the age of 18 at the time of appointment.
  • Be a high school graduate with a diploma or possesses a GED equivalency certificate.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess a high level of personal integrity and be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state, and national fingerprint files.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol.
  • Be examined by a physician and meet the physical requirements necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer.
  • Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20, and color vision consistent with the occupational demands of law enforcement.
  • Have normal hearing in each ear (hearing aids are acceptable if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform all necessary duties of a law enforcement officer).
  • Not to be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties.

Hourly Rate (Non-Certified): $18.09 (FY 23-24)
Hourly Rate (Certified): $19.12 (FY 23-24)