Police Officer Testing


Quincy Police Department


Quincy Police Officer



Job Details & Functions

$45,624.74 (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.

Job Requirements


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, nor more than 34 years.

4.  TESTING -            All applicants must pass the following:  physical agility test, written examination, background check, oral interview, psychological and polygraph tests, a physical examination and a drug test.  A fact sheet explaining various points about being a police officer is included in this packet.

How to apply


Applications are available starting January 16, 2015at Quincy City Hall, 730 Maine Street, Quincy, Illinois, 62301, 217-228-4545 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and online at www.quincyil.gov under “What’s New”.  Pages 2-15 of the application 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 27, 2015. The same pages can also be scanned and emailed to fire&policeboard@quincyil.gov.

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

The study guide used for the written exam is the 5th Edition Candidate Test Preparation Manual for Entry-Level Police Officers by the Fire and Police Selection, Inc.  A copy can be picked up at City Hall, 730 Maine Street, Quincy, IL Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  It is required that this book be returned at the time of testing unless purchased.

The agility testing will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.  Applicants should report to Quincy University Health and Fitness Center, 1801 Oak Street.  Please enter through the doors on the north side of the building.  Parking is available in the lots on the east and west ends of the building.   The written test will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the City of Quincy Training Center, 1900 Seminary Road, which is north on 18th Street, across the street from QU’s north campus. Parking is available on the east and west side of the building.

Click here to download an application.