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Posted on: February 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Rock Island Police Accepting Applications

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The Rock Island Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer.

Chief Richard Landi stated, “Not only is law enforcement an extremely rewarding career, but the City of Rock Island is a great place to work with a diverse population and strong community ties. If you’re looking for a career that helps makes the community safer and stronger, then policework is for you.”

To apply for the position of police officer, you’ll need to first complete an application online at Applicants will be scheduled for a series of tests to include a physical abilities test, a written examination, a thorough background investigation, oral interview, and psychological and medical testing.

Right now, the City of Rock Island is offering additional financial incentives for both new officers and lateral entry officers that are already certified. New officer applicants will receive $3,000 in bonus pay while lateral entry officers could receive up to $10,000 in salary and bonus pay benefits.

The Rock Island Police Department is located inside a state-of-the-art facility boasting several amenities such as a fully equipped, on-site workout room, a defensive tactics training room, comfortable employee break room, and community room. All City of Rock Island employees and their families have access to full health, dental and vision benefits, along with our own Wellness Center staffed by a nurse practitioner. Thinking about moving into Rock Island? Through the Live-Work Rock Island program, eligible homebuyers can receive up to 3% of a home’s price for down payment assistance and up to $1,500 for closing costs.

If you’ve considered choosing a career in law enforcement, go to and complete an application today!

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