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Lansing Police Officer application closes February 1

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 27, 2022) – The current window for applicants looking to become a Lansing police officer closes on February 1.

The Lansing Police Department is once again testing for the police officer position, and will host a test on Saturday, February 18 at the Lansing Police Department. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Lansing is accepting applications to take the test through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1.

The position of “Entry Level Police Officer” pays a starting salary of $66,244, a number that includes holiday pay. After one year, the salary increases to $74,373, including holiday pay.

According to the application, applicants must, “have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement. In addition — Minimum 60 hours of college level courses at time of hiring process; OR one continuous year of active duty in US Armed Forces; OR two years of full time experience as a state certified law enforcement officer.

For more details on the position and to apply, visit

After hiring four officers earlier this month, as of January 27, LPD currently had 55 officers, seven shy of the “full staffed” number of 62, according to Chief Al Phillips.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.