As a University of Illinois Police Officer, you'll be working in a community with a great variety of culture, recreation, and entertainment. The University of Illinois, with a population of more than 53,000, is located in the cities of Champaign and Urbana (population 100,000). University Police Officers work with the Champaign Police Department, the Urbana Police Department, and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other state and federal law enforcement agencies.
The University of Illinois Police Department maintains high expectations of its officers and is recognized as one of the premiere university police departments in the country.
We are committed to the administration of law and order based on the constitutional idea of justice where every person will be treated with dignity and fairness. We value our duty in safeguarding constitutional rights in serving a protecting our community.
We value human life, safety, and dignity and are committed to treating all persons with the utmost respect, compassion, and concern. As a foundation of our Division, we hold an attitude of respect, embracing the protection of worth, dignity, and the rights of those we serve.
We value candor, honesty, and ethical behavior in our members and the trust of our community, holding ourselves accountable to the highest degree.
In order to join the University of Illinois Police Department, interested persons must go through a competetive selection process that first starts with the application. We generally open the application during the early spring and the remainder of the testing portions happen later during the spring. The application is currently closed.
If you would like to be notified when the application process opens, please provide us with your contact information. You may also ask questions regarding the recruiting process using this form.
Our recruiting team is available to answer questions about the hiring process and career opportunities. Please contact Sergeant Joan Fiesta at email@example.com or Lieutenant Tony Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in being put on the notification list for the open application, please sign up here.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.