Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on May 28, 2024

***Attention***  In light of all of the ever-changing guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing safe standards and minimizing person-to-person contact. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours please place application packets in the black mailbox outside of our door, suite 160. (until 7:00 pm) Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.   


The Coal City Board of Fire and Police Commissioners are currently accepting applications for the position of:  Police Officer


The Coal City Police Officers are an essential part of the community and their presence whether on patrol or working in specializes assignments such as the school resource officer program, are aimed at ensuring a safe and peaceful community.  The success of the department depends on a strong partnership with the community they serve.  All efforts are aimed at making Coal City a safer place for all to live, work and visit.

Testing is being conducted for the need to hire two (2) new officers and to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs.


Starting Salary:  $62,287 

Subject to change ~ Currently under negotiations

Includes a generous benefit package




Job Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship: Must be a Citizen of the United States or an individual who has permanent resident status and is legally authorized to work in the United States.  Must under Federal Law, be authorized to obtain, carry, purchase, or otherwise possess a firearm.

  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain an Illinois License upon hiring

  • F.O.I.D Card:  Must have the ability to obtain an Illinois F.O.I.D card if hired.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (6/26/24).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 on 6/26/24 AND when the Initial Eligibility Register is posted unless they have been certified and employed as a Full-Time Police Officer in a regularly constituted police department for a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.

  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma, GED or High School Proficiency Certificate.

  • Vision:  Must have corrected vision to 20/20.

  • Residency:  Applicants must live within 20 miles of Coal City, IL Police Department to the city limit of residing town or be willing to relocate within one (1) year.

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as specified in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete a written test, as well as a pre-employment medical and physical ability examination.


All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process

The application deadline is Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 4:00 PM


Application fee is non-refundable


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All applications must be returned to the Office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service 

Attn:  Coal City PD

1251 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173




Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:

Sunday, July 14, 2024


8:30 AM


9:00 AM

Written Exam immediately following Orientation


Coal City Middle School

500 South Carbon Hill Road

Coal City, Illinois







Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

Village of Coal City

Equal Opportunity Employer