Kankakee Police Department

Police Station:

385 East Oak Street, Kankakee, IL 60901

Non-Emergency: 815-933-3321
Emergency: 911
Fax 815-933-0463
For more information, call 815-933-0401.
Questions: kpdinfo@citykankakee-il.gov

Application Deadline: 10/01/2021 4:00 PM


Starting Entry Level or higher education is $49,937.00

  • Year One – Bachelor’s Degree $53,117.33
  • Year Three with Bachelor’s Degree $67,615.26
  • Additional incentives for Higher Education, Bilingual & Residency

Sworn Officers


Position Details

The Kankakee Police Department is actively seeking experienced Police Officers and Certified part-time Police Officers for immediate lateral entry. Certified part-time police officers will be hired full-time and be required to attend the first available transition academy.

The Kankakee Police Department serves the citizens of Kankakee, Illinois, a community of approximately 26,000 residents and is located 60 miles south of Chicago. The Police Department generates and responds to over 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 City Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment by promoting the positive development of its members through effective, education and leadership.

Applicant Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Be a certified Illinois Police Officer, or a Certified part-time Illinois Police Officer or Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified in accordance with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB)
  • Education – High school education or equivalent thereof
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License
  • All lateral applications shall not have attained the age of 36 by the date of appointment except as otherwise provided by statute. Proof of date of birth will be required at time of application

Applicant Selection Process:

  • Complete an oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Successfully complete a psychological evaluation
  • Successfully complete a medical evaluation
  • And any other qualifications deemed necessary by the BOFPC

Application Deadline: Open

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