Macomb Police Department Recruitment

Pride in Policing


  • Entry Level Notice of Vacancy

  • Entry Level Application with Study Guide


  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Lateral Notice of Vacancy

  • Lateral Hire Application

Hiring Laterals
Macomb, Illinois

Police Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in the Macomb Police Department.

Welcome to Macomb, the home of Western Illinois University! You will find that Macomb is a diverse community with an interesting blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education and culture. We would like to think that we have the best of all worlds in Macomb. You can visit a wonderfully rural Farmers Market and experience the excitement of a major university community, all supported by strong aggressive industries, a progressive medical community, a broad and varied retail service sector, and an abundance of cultural events and talent.

Located in the west central part of the state and directly in the center of McDonough County, Macomb serves as the county seat and has assumed the position of the regional center for the area, by providing not only retail and manufacturing opportunities, but also by providing health care, entertainment and cultural services as well.

We hope you find Macomb to your liking. Along with this welcome is an invitation and a challenge that as you look to our city as the potential for new business, as a student at one of our two institutions of higher learning, as a new family looking to move to a new home or a retiree searching for the ideal location to spend your golden years , please help us make Macomb an even better place than it is today.

Please contact my office or any of the other offices or staff listed on this website, so we can make Macomb the best it can be!


Michael Inman City of Macomb

Michael J. Inman, Mayor

Macomb Police Department Interest Card

Bedwell (002)
Officer Bedwell
"I love being a part of a police department that allows me to be proactive. I feel like I have the support of my peers and leaders."
Officer Sturlic
"The department provides so many different career and community outreach opportunities. I feel like I am truly making a difference in the community I work and live in."
Gray (002)
Officer Gray
"I enjoy the people I work with and how well my schedule works with my family life. Getting every other weekend off and having incredible benefits helps in keeping me ready for duty."

Hiring Program:

  • Prior service credit available
  • $5,000 hiring incentive
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Pension
  • Parental leave


  • STARTING SALARY: $54,328 - $55,910
  • AFTER ONE YEAR: UP TO $63,458
  • Longevity increases


  • 28 Paid Days Off, 96 Hours Paid Sick Leave Per Year
  • 12 Hour Shifts with alternate weekends off
  • $1,500 annual clothing allowance
  • Paid in-service training
  • Workout facility with up to 1 hour workout time on duty
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Residency open to McDonough, Warren, Henderson, Knox, Fulton, Hancock, and Schuyler Counties

career opportunities:

  • Investigator
  • K-9 Handler
  • Honor Guard
  • DARE Officer
  • Federal Task Force Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Digital Evidence Technician
  • Community Policing Officer
  • Strategic Response Team (SRT)
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • School Resource Officer
  • Explorer Post Advisor
  • Bicycle Patrol Officer
  • Evidence Custodian

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