BLOOMINGTON, CITY OF
109 E. OLIVE ST.
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS 61701
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Updated: July 02, 2020
Job Classification: Lateral and Entry-level Police Officer
All candidates must submit an application with the required documents on the City of Bloomington website, located here, and take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network.
You will be tested on 3 portions (Video, Reading & Writing) and must pass each portion. An average score of all 3 portions will be determined. The Police Department has set a cutoff score of 87%. Scores will be available to view in your NTN account within 2-3 days.
For additional information, please read the Information Page located on our website.
Salary Information: $66,969.42 annually to start
Candidate Contact: Lindsey DennyEmployment Coordinator309firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: Mission: To work in partnership with the citizens of Bloomington to enforce the laws and to enhance the quality of life in our community.
With that mission as a starting point, the Bloomington Police Department is committed to operating under a community policing philosophy. Further, we operate under a Community Oriented Government philosophy, engaging available City resources to identify and resolve community problems. Recognizing that no single strategy will suffice as an operating basis for a modern police department, we employ a variety of response strategies including intelligence-based policing, problem-based policing, and professional policing.
Area Information: The City of Bloomington is located in the heart of Central Illinois, approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital. Bloomington is the County Seat of McLean County, the largest county in Illinois (approximately 762,240 acres). Bloomington (pop. 76,610) is a twin City with the Town of Normal (pop. 52,497). Interstates 39, 55 and 74 converge on Bloomington-Normal, as well as US Route 51 and State Route 9.
Age: Be at least 20 years of age and not more than 34 years of age* at the time of application. Be at least 21 years of age to accept the appointment.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ILLINOIS State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
College: Not required
Hiring Process: Please review the information page located here.
All applicants are required to complete an application on the City of Bloomington website, online here. Applications may not be submitted via paper copy, faxed, or emailed.
*The testing fee will be reimbursed for applicants*