If you are looking for an exciting career in Law Enforcement and want to be hired by a very progressive and professional department please look over the requirements and attend our next police officer testing date.
- Must be United States Citizen.
- Must be 21 to 35 years of age. (Military Veterans have extensions per state law)
- Must possess High School Diploma or GED.
- No felony convictions.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
NEW HIRE TESTING
The Lincoln Police Department conducts testing for the position of police officer every 2 years. The current new hire list expires September 14, 2017.
Physical Test - ILETSB POWER Test
Although the ILETSB POWER Test is used for admission to an academy, the Lincoln Police and Fire Commission uses only one standard for all ages and sex. Testing standards will be provided at the orientation, but consist of the following tests. If you meet the standards for your age for the POWER test requirments then passing our physical test should be no problem.
- Sit ups
- 1 ½ Mile Run
- Bench press
- Sit and Reach
All passing applicants will be scored based on the written test and military points. To be hired by the police department applicants will be have to pass the following:
- Background Investigation
- Psychological Test
- Drug Testing/Medical Exam
Please complete the form below to be notified of the next testing date.
The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Lateral Entry - If you are currently employed by another law enforcement agency inside of Illinois for the past 3 years, you may qualify for Lateral Entry. You can complete an application and submit it to the Lincoln Police Department. The current Lateral Police Test expires May 13, 2016.
If you are seeking employment as a dispatcher, please contact Logan County Dispatch at (217)732-4159.
If you would like to be informed of the next new hire test date, please fill out the form below.