Police Officer Testing


Police Department


Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.  CITIZENSHIP - Must be a United States Citizen.  If not a resident of Quincy, applicant must agree to move to and live within the boundaries of Adams County within 6 months after appointment.

2.  EDUCATION- High School diploma or equivalent is required. Associates Degree is preferred.

3.  AGE -   Not less than 20 1/2 years or more than 34 years at the time of testing.   *No age restrictions for active full-time law enforcement officers.

4.  All applicants must pass the following to be considered:  written examination with a score of 70% or higher, background check, and oral interview. All applicants must pass the following to be hired:  physical agility test, psychological and polygraph tests, a physical examination and a drug test.  Applicants will be furnished a fact sheet explaining various points about being a police officer.


$50,237.74 up to $51,996.06 with educational incentives
* Lateral transfers $50,237.74 - $64,693.24
Plus subsequent increases and benefits


The City of Quincy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Quincy Police Department is a Veteran’s OJT Facility.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. *The Quincy Police Department has lateral entry for active full-time law enforcement officers.  Starting salary for lateral entry officers will be based on the officer’s level of experience up to 5 years.

Applications are available starting January 19, 2018 at Quincy City Hall, 730 Maine Street, Quincy, Illinois, 62301, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and online at http://www.quincyil.gov/employment.  Applications must be returned to the Board of Fire and Police Commission, 730 Maine Street, Suite 123, Quincy, Illinois, 62301, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

If you have any questions contact the Fire and Police Commission office at 217/228-4545, or e-mail your questions to: fire&policeboard@quincyil.gov.

Testing will be Saturday, March 17, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Applicants should report to Quincy University Health and Fitness Center, 1800 Oak Street, Quincy, IL 62301.

How to apply

Click here for the application.