Career Opportunities

About the Department

The Shiloh Police Department currently has 21 police officers, one full time administrative assistant, and one part-time records clerk serving the citizens of the Village of Shiloh. We assist a population of just over 14,000 people in addition to the people visiting our retail establishments, parks, medical facilities, and Scott Airforce Base. 

A large majority of our Officers work in the patrol division, which is the primary focus of any police department. However, we do offer the following other opportunities and assignments:

    • Criminal Investigations Division
    • Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis
    • Metro East Auto Theft Task Force
    • DEA Task Force
    • Street Crimes Unit
    • K9 Unit


As of May 1, 2023, probationary officers have a starting salary of $70,477. This is prior to receiving holiday pay and the opportunity to work overtime.  Our officers are scheduled to receive contractual raises of 3% in 2024 and 2025.   Annual bonuses are available for officers having a Bachelors or Master’s Degree.

An annual incentive bonus is available for Officers living in the Village of Shiloh, but officers are allowed to reside anywhere within 30 miles from the corporate limits of the Village of Shiloh in Illinois or Missouri.

Lateral entry officers start with 80 hours of vacation and credit on the pay scale for up to 5 years of service as a police officer.

The Village of Shiloh offers vacation time, health insurance for the officer and their dependents, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement if interested.

Entry Level Police Officers

Applicants for entry-level police officer must possess good moral character, sound judgment, be in good health, and be physically capable of performing the duties of the position of a police officer.
If hired, entry-level police officers that are not already certified will attend the 14-week police academy located at Southwestern Illinois College. Upon successful completion and graduation from the academy, the probationary officer will begin their 14-week field training program under the direction of a Field Training Officer.


To apply for the position of entry-level police officer, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

 Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and under 35 years of age. However, the maximum age limitation in this section does not apply to any person previously employed as a policeman in a regularly constituted police department of any municipality, regardless of whether the municipality is located in Illinois or in another state, or to any person who has served as an auxiliary police officer under 65 ILCS, Section 5/3.1-30-20 for at least 5 years and is under 40 years of age, or to any person who has served as a deputy sheriff under Section 3-6008 of the Counties Code and otherwise meets necessary training requirements, or to any person who has served as a sworn officer as a member of the Illinois Department of State Police. A veteran of the U.S. Military Service shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age requirement of this section by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty, all applicants must be under 45 years of age.


Successful completion of the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (P.O.W.E.R) test and receive the subsequent P.O.W.E.R Test Card. Applicants are responsible for require to register for the P.O.W.E.R. Test on their own, which are conducted by the Southwestern Illinois College. Registration can be completed at the following link:


Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or 60 credit hours toward the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject.


No felony convictions


Must pass an in-depth background investigation


Must pass a psychological evaluation and physical examination


Must pass all examinations and requirements set forth by the Village of Shiloh Board of Police Commissioners.

Lateral Police Officers

  • Current full-time certified police officers may apply with the Shiloh Police Department at any time. All of the requirements listed above still apply, but lateral entry applicants are not required to complete a written examination or the P.O.W.E.R. Test.
  • Lateral Entry Officers can enter directly into our Field Training program after being hired and successfully completing any requirements imposed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Shiloh Municipal Building

#1 Park Drive
Shiloh, IL 62269
Phone: (618) 632-1022
Fax: (618) 632-8942

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00am - 3:00pm
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