Becoming a Police Officer

Candidates are hired from a list maintained by the Police & Fire Board, created from a pool of applicants who participate in a series of tests. Applications to participate in a test are accepted for a period of time prior to each test. Look for open application periods on the City’s Employment Opportunities page. The application process is managed by IOS Solutions.

The Mattoon Police Department has an application period open as of December 11, 2021. Learn more on the Police Officer Employment Opportunity page, or download the 2021 Application Process Details (PDF).