Police Recruitment

The front of Edwardsville Police Department

The City is currently accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers

To find the application, click here.  

Check the requirements to make sure you qualify before you apply.


The Edwardsville Police Department is organized under the laws of the State of Illinois and the City of Edwardsville. Commissioned personnel are hired through the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Sergeants and patrol officers of the Edwardsville Police Department are members of and represented by the Fraternal Order of Police.


The Edwardsville Police Department periodically conducts examinations for new law and lateral transfer enforcement applicants who are subsequently placed on a roster in their relative order of excellence. When a vacancy is created the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners appoints the necessary personnel. Testing dates will be posted on the city website and Facebook pages when available.

Testing Practice

Applicants may order the “Police Aptitude and Character Test, PACT Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link: https://www.fpsi.com/product/pact-orientation-guide/

The PACT Candidate Orientation Guide is a helpful tool to prepare for the exam and can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer on the order page in order to have a successful download. Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. Once payment is submitted, PayPal automatically redirects you back to the FPSI site where access to the download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page. Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal’s websites in order to access the instant download successfully!

POWER Testing

All candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a valid POWER test certification card. It is your responsibility to schedule and complete the POWER testing examination. Candidates may take the POWER Test at their own expense by going to the SWIC website

New Police Officer Requirements

  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice or a Bachelor's Degree in any field.
  • Must be 21-35 years of age.
  • Ability to pass a POWER test
  • Valid Driver's License

New Police Officer Benefits

  • Starting salary range $74,000 - $80,800.
  • Second year range $82,400 - $89,900.
  • Uniforms and Equipment provided.
  • Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave.
  • Holiday Pay (132 hours) - Paid or Comp Time.
  • 12 Hour shifts.
  • Downstate Pension.
  • Employee Medical/Dental/Vision paid 100%.
  • Degree stipends, Longevity pay.

Lateral Police Officer Requirements

  • Currently service as a Police Officer.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice or a Bachelor's Degree in any field.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Completed minimum standard basic Law Enforcement Training Course.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Lateral Police Officer Benefits

  • Accelerated Starting Salary range: $84,800 - $92,500
  • 36 hours of vacation at time of hire
  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • Holiday Pay (132 hours) - Paid or Comp Time
  • Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Downstate Pension
  • Employee Medical/Dental/Vision paid 100%
  • Degree stipends, longevity pay

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Police Candidate Interest Form

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