Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

The City of Champaign continues to accept applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the ranks of the Champaign Police Department.


Named by MSN as one of the 30 best-paying cities for police officers in the country, the Champaign Police Department is a full-service destination agency dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect.  The Department leads with a community-policing approach and offers quality police training, a number of specialized units and outreach opportunities, as well as a competitive pay and benefits package.


“This is a highly competitive and challenging profession,” shared Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb.  “It’s also a vital task of public safety.  Our Police Department is looking for men and women who are a reflection of this community and who seek to make a difference daily, going the extra mile for each and every resident and visitor to Champaign.”


Persons who are interested in submitting an entry-level application for consideration with Champaign Police have until February 10, 2017, 4:00 PM CST.  Applications for experienced police officers are accepted year-round.


Visit to learn more about the Department, its hiring process, and how to apply today!

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.