Probationary Police Officers


The City of Danville is in the process of receiving applications for Probationary Police Officer positions. Application packets must be submitted to the City Human Resources Office by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2015. The eligibility list, for each, will become effective Dec. 6, 2015, following the testing process.

The testing proves consists of a Physical Agility Test, A Written Test, and an Oral Interview. The successful candidate must pass each element in order to proceed to the next step. The Physical Test will take place in September; Written Testing will take place in October, and Oral Interviews will take will be conducted in November. Study sessions for those who submit applications will take place on the first two Saturdays in September and are not mandatory. The schedule is available on the City website.


Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 20 and not yet 35 at the time of application
  • HS diploma/GED required
  • Be physically fit and have good vision
  • Be a citizen of the U.S.
  • Pass background check
  • Police Officer’s must have at least 15 credit hours of course work from an accredited college by the time of appointment.


The City offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Also, the probationary period for Police Officers is 18 months.

How to Apply

Application packets and Testing Schedules are available for download from the City’s website at:

or at the City Municipal Building (1st floor lobby)
17 W. Main Street
Danville, IL 61832

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 4:30 PM, Friday, August 28, 2015