385 East Oak Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

Admin. 815-933-0401    Fax 815-933-0463

Police Officer
Kankakee, IL

City of Kankakee, IL
C/O C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.
Personnel Testing Service
Phone: 847-310-2677
Website: copsandfiretesting.com

Sworn Officers: 65
Population: 25,000

Application Deadline: 10/27/2021

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Kankakee are now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire 10-12 Police Officers and to establish an Eligibility List for anticipated hiring needs

Kankakee is located 60 miles south of the City of Chicago. Situated along the beautiful Kankakee River, it boasts natural beauty and outdoor adventures. There are museums, parks, race car circuits, restaurants, and plenty of more activities to enjoy in this wonderful city.

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

With community service as their foundation, they will address problems and seek solutions with honesty and integrity. They shall maintain public respect by holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

Applications are available at:

Applications will be online for purchase until 10/27/21 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:
C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service
ATTN: Kankakee PD
200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201
Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License: Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and at time of hire.
  • Age Requirement: Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date of filing applications (10/27/21). Applicants must be under 35 years old at the last date for filing applications on 10/27/21 and at such time as the Final Eligibility is posted, unless they have been employed and certified as a full-time police officer for a municipality in the United States or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Education: Must have a High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • Character: Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Residence: Must reside within Kankakee County within one year of your hire date.
  • Testing: Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • P.O.W.E.R. CARD NOT REQUIRED: However, candidates that do possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card issued between the dates of 10/27/2020 and 10/27/2021 WILL be exempt from taking the Physical Ability Test on the day of testing.


Note: There will be a physical examination conducted on the day of testing for any applicants who does not possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Card.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process

Additional information will be provided in the packet which can be downloaded at:

There is a $10.00 non-refundable application fee. Applications are NOT available at the Kankakee Police Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date

Mandatory Orientation, Physical and Written Examination

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Registration starts at 9:00 AM

Orientation – 9:30 AM

Physical and Written Examination immediately following the Orientation


Kankakee High School
1200 West Jeffery Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

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.