Police Officer

The Monmouth Police Department hires police officers from a list of candidates who have successfully completed the Monmouth Board of Fire and Police Commissioners eligibility testing process. The Board established an eligibility list on July 13, 2016, and it is effective until July 13, 2018.

The Board has scheduled the next eligibility test date for June 16, 2018 at Monmouth College Huff Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.  All applicants must submit a completed application, including a signed doctor's waiver, to the Monmouth Police Department by Friday, June 8, 2018 and attend the orientation and complete the physical agility test.  Applicants who pass the physical agility test will then be administered a written test.  Applicants who pass both tests will continue in the application process.  Information and instructions are included in the application attachment below.

The Police Department application and the Board's requirements for the physical agility portion of the testing are listed as an attachment below. Questions may be directed to Chief Joe Switzer at (309) 734-8383 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Monmouth Police Department will accept applications for lateral transfers from current police officers. For information regarding eligibility and how to apply, please contact Chief Joe Switzer.

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Part-Time Emergency Dispatcher

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be subject to a background check. This position requires a high school education or equivalent, ability to speak and hear clearly, and knowledge of basic computer skills. It also requires an ability to operate effectively under stress. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours.

The salary $12.83-$13.42 per hour, depending on education level.

Please fill out the attached application and apply in person at the Monmouth Police Department, 500 South Main Street. 

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