Fifth Street Road Project

The City of Lincoln, State of Illinois, and County of Logan have partnered to redevelop Fifth Street Road west of Lincoln Parkway (Old Route 66) to the Interstate overpass. Not only will this improve the roadway itself, but was to correct water drainage along the roadway itself from neighboring developments.


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The City of Lincoln Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officers. The Lincoln Fire and Police Commission has open testing for Entry Level (New Hires) and is also accepting applications for Lateral Hires. Please see below.

Our new, state of the art, police station is home to 28 officers that support SRO, K9, general and narcotics investigators, and crime scene technicians. LPD Officers are provided with high quality equipment and training.



  • Must be United States Citizen.
  • Must be 21 to 35 years of age. (Military Veterans have extensions per state law)
  • Must possess High School Diploma or GED.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Residency within surrounding counties.
  • New employees must remain employed for 2 years or be required to reimburse for certain expenses.



  • Starting Salary for Entry Level (New Hires) is $53,045, Certified Salary $58,349 and Lateral Hires is $72,299 (Eff 5/1/24).
  • 12-Hour Schedule
  • Health, vision, dental and life insurance.
  • Vacation, PTO, Sick Time, Comp Time (x2)
  • Holiday pay for certain holidays.
  • Downstate Pension Plan/Article 3
  • College Reimbursement(BA/BS) while employed.
  • Officers provided all equipment and required clothing.
  • Take Home fleet program for those residing within City limits.
  • Residency has been expanded to surrounding counties, Dewitt, Logan, Macon, Mason, McLean, Menard, Sangamon, and Tazewell.


The City of Lincoln utilizes two lists for hiring new personnel:  Entry Level List and Lateral Hire List



The Lincoln Police & Fire Commission is conducting testing for the position of Entry Level (New Hire) Police Officer.  Please submit an Application to the Lincoln Police Department, in person, or by mail, at 710 5th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656, or email the application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


pdf Entry Level Flyer

pdf Entry Level Application


Testing Process

  1. Written Test - testing is conducted through National Testing Network and must be completed by July 31, 2024, by 5:00PM.  There is a $65 fee to take the written test with National Testing Network.
  2. Orientation - To Be Determined
  3. Oral Interview - To Be Determined

Please check frequently for changes on dates and times.

All passing applicants will be scored based on the written test and oral interviews on a preliminary list.  Military points can be added and a final list will be established.  

To be hired from the Entry Level list as as police officer, applicants will be have to pass the following:


  • Comprehensive Background Investigation
  • Psychological Test
  • Polygraph
  • Drug Testing/Medical Exam


If you are hired by the Lincoln Police Department then we will send you to the necessary training required by State law.  You can also complete the training on your own at a certified police training academy in Illinois.  list of training facilities can be found on the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board website. Please note that academies in Illinois require you to pass the ILETSB POWER Test prior to admission. Failure to pass the POWER test will result in immediate termination. Please review the POWER test requirements prior to application.


If you are certified as a law enforcement officer in another state you may qualify for a transition course through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board to gain your Illinois certification.    More information can be found on the ILESTB website



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If you would like to be informed of the next New Hire test date, please fill out the form below.

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Lateral Entry - If you are currently employed by another law enforcement agency inside of Illinois for the prior 2 years of the date of employment, you may qualify for Lateral Entry.  You can complete an application and submit it to the Lincoln Police Department at anytime.  Applications will be kept on file until our next test.   

pdf Lateral Entry Flyer

pdfLateral Entry Application


Testing Process

  1. Applications Due -  Accepting Applications Now!
  2. Oral Interview - To be scheduled.  Please bring Highschool and College transcripts, birth certificate, and DD Form 214 if you have military experience.

To be hired from the lateral list for the police officer opening, applicants will be have to pass the following:

  • Comprehensive Background Investigation
  • Psychological Test
  • Polygraph
  • Drug Testing/Medical Exam



If you are seeking employment as a dispatcher or correctional employee, please contact Logan County Sheriff's Office at (217)732-4159.

The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer 



Information is available on the following sites:
Logan County Current Statistics

Memorial Health System  - Includes daily statistics for MHS and a COVID-19 Risk Screening

Local Business Resources
Logan County Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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