Champaign Police Department Accepting Applications for Entry-Level and Experienced Police Officers

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications for entry-level police officer testing on an ongoing, continuous basis. Candidate pools will be pulled monthly for review as part of the City’s Entry-Level Police Officer hiring process.

Are you ready to protect and serve your community? The Champaign Police Department is seeking a diverse pool of committed applicants who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and protection to our community through trust, integrity, and respect. Champaign Police are devoted to fostering positive police-community partnerships that help provide safety, education, crime reduction, and otherwise improve the quality of life for Champaign’s residents and guests.

Those interested in a rewarding career helping others are encouraged to learn more about the Champaign Police Department, the hiring process, salary and benefits, and more using the link below. Several current vacancies will be filled through this recruitment process and those interested are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Ready to learn more and join our team? Visit the National Testing Network website ( and apply today!

The Champaign Police Department also accepts applications for experienced (lateral) police officers on an ongoing basis. Those applications are reviewed weekly and qualified, experienced Police Officers who accept employment with the City of Champaign before July 1, 2022, may be eligible for a $20,000 Experienced Officer Incentive payment. Police Officers considering a lateral transfer are encouraged to learn more about the Champaign Police Department, the Experienced Officer Incentive Program, and how to apply on the City’s website (