Kankakee Police Department
385 E. Oak St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Admin. 815-933-0401 Fax 815-933-0463
Robin Passwater, Chief of Police

The Kankakee Police Department will be testing for the position of Police Officer on June 10, 2023, at the Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee Illinois 60901.

Position Details:
The Kankakee Police Department serves the citizens of Kankakee, Illinois. A community of approximately 24,000 residents, Kankakee is located 60 miles south of Chicago. The Police Department employs 67 Officers who generate and respond to approximately 65,000 calls for service every year.

The mission of the Kankakee Police Department is committed to serving all people with respect, fairness and compassion. Acting in partnership with the community to protect life and property, we strive to prevent crime and help preserve peace, order, and safety.

The Kankakee Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment by promoting the positive development of its members through effective education and leadership.

Police Officer Salary as of 05/01/2023:
Base with Bachelor’s Degree
2nd year
3rd year
5th year

Applicants must attend the Mandatory Orientation and take the Written Examination

Location of Orientation, P.O.W.E.R. Test and Written Examination:
Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive, Kankakee Il 60901

Mandatory Orientation, P.O.W.E.R. Test and Written Examination information
Saturday June 10, 2023
Registration 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Mandatory Orientation 8:30AM

P.O.W.E.R. Test to follow Orientation
*Written Exam to Follow P.O.W.E.R. Test*

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Kankakee, which is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to:

1. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
2. Applicants shall be at least 20 years of age at the time of submission of an application, but must be 21 years of age at time of original appointment. Applicants shall be under 35 years of age at the time of submission of application for original appointment unless the applicant falls under one of the following exceptions, as detailed in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.
3. Must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License within 30 days from the date of appointment
4. High School Diploma or equivalent
5. No Felony Convictions
6. Must pass medical exam, vision, psychological exam and background investigation.

Application Process

All applicants must complete an application by June 5, 2023, by 5:00 PM. No applications will be accepted after the 5:00 pm deadline on June 5, 2023

P.O.W.E.R TEST (Physical Fitness Test) Requirement
All applicants must pass the P.O.W.E.R Test in order to take the written exam. The P.O.W.E.R. Test will be offered to applicants immediately following the orientation. Applicants with a valid (within one year of testing date) P.O.W.E.R. Test Card will not be required to take the POWER Test the day of the exam.

Applicants wishing to obtain a P.O.W.E.R. Test card prior to the test date, may contact the institutions below for information.

P.O.W.E.R Test may cost an average of $25.00 to $50.00. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the P.O.W.E.R Test. The P.O.W.E.R Test can be taken at many locations throughout the state including:

Study Guides and Practice Test Materials:
Applicants, if they so desire, may purchase the Online Post Practice Test and the Online Post Study Guide at: https://www.applytoserve.com/Study/

If you need additional information please contact the Kankakee Police Department at: 815-933-0401.

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