Open Position: Police Officer

The Mattoon Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
Application deadline is Tuesday, September 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

How to Apply

  • Purchase and complete your application at by the application deadline
  • Submit all supporting documentation by the application deadline

Police Officer Minimum Requirements

  • $25 non-refundable application fee
  • U.S. citizenship
  • No felony convictions
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 21 to under 35 years of age as of September 3, 2021 unless otherwise exempt*
  • Residency within 25 miles of City corporate limits, within six (6) months of hire
  • Submission of an online application and all documents listed on the checklist by 2:00 p.m. on 9/3/2021
  • A thorough background investigation including a full medical and psychological evaluation will be required prior to hire; complete disclosure and sincerity within your application is necessary. A polygraph may also be required.

Orientation and Testing Information

Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation, written examination, and POWER test, on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in. There will be no late admittance. Test will be held in multiple locations:

1) Written Exam:  1701 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon (Burgess Auditorium)
2) POWER test run:  Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Avenue, Mattoon
3) All other components of the POWER test:  1710 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon (Mattoon Police Department)

Testing is expected to take several hours; bringing a beverage and snack is highly suggested.

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting Salary: $49,899
  • After 1-Year Probationary Period: $59,845
  • Department Size: 38
  • Mattoon Police Department anticipates a minimum of three (3) vacancies this year

Please contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or with questions regarding the application, required documents or testing.

Click here to download a PDF version of this notice:  MPD_Applications_Fall_2021