Lansing Police Department hiring


Applications available October 1–26, 2018

information provided by the Lansing Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2018) – The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Probationary Police Officer. Lansing, Illinois, has a population of 28,331, and the Lansing Police Department currently consists of 61 sworn officers.

The salary range is $57,578.33–$86,283.78, and benefits include pension benefits, deferred compensation, paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, education reimbursement, and uniform allowance.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • U.S. Citizen with a valid driver’s license
  • 21 years of age by October 27, 2018, and under the age of 35 at the time of final eligibility posting (This age limitation does not apply to current or previously employed full-time police officers or other exemptions as defined in Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.)
  • Valid POWER test card due at orientation (POWER test card is considered valid only if dated between October 27, 2017, and October 27, 2018. Applicants who do not have a valid POWER test card should contact NIPSTA at or 847-998-8090, or Joliet Junior College at for testing dates.)
  • 60 college credit hours (Official transcripts are required at orientation.)
  • Residency within the Village of Lansing within six months after completion of the 12-month probationary period
  • Successful completion of all phases of the testing process

Application packets are available at the Village of Lansing Municipal Center, 3141 Ridge Road in Lansing, Illinois. The Municipal Center is open Monday–Friday 9:00am–5:00pm, and Tuesday 9:00am–7:00pm.

The process

A mandatory orientation session for applicants will be held at the Eisenhower Center (2550 178th Street) on October 27, 2018, at 11:30 am. The written exam will follow at 1:00pm.

Applicants who pass the written exam will be scheduled to take the oral exam. Oral exams will be held in the evenings during the week of November 5, 2018.

Applicants wishing to purchase a study guide or practice test to assist in the testing process can do so at the Candidate Resource Center website:

  • Candidate Resource Center

For technical support with downloading the materials, call 916-471-3538. The resources are available only through October 27, 2018.

The Lansing Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is also available for help and advice. Contact them at 708-895-7200.

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