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* Police Officer Examination

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Chester, Illinois, will be accepting written applications for employment as a Full Time Police Officer for the City of Chester, Illinois.

Applications can be obtained at the Mayor’s Office or online at   (or click here to download)  Applications must be completed and on file with the Mayor’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2022.  The Mayor’s Office is located at 1330 Swanwick Street, Chester, Illinois, 62233.  Phone number is 618-826-5114.  Be sure to specifically request an application for Full Time Police Officer.

The City of Chester Board of Police Commissioners will conduct the written examination for the position of Chester Police Officer at 9:00 a.m., on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in the City Council Chambers at Chester City Hall, located at 1330 Swanwick Street, Chester, Illinois.

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, possess a valid driver’s license, and have no felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions.  Applicants must submit to an extensive background investigation.  Minimum eligibility includes a high school diploma or GED.


Rick Harrington, Chairman,  Kevin Woods, Member & Stan Buchheit, Member

For more information about the Chester Police Department, visit us on our website at or on Facebook.

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