Police Department Officer Testing 2018

The Rantoul Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officer.  Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00pm on March 2, 2018.  Please see the attached documents for more information about the application process, requirements, and benefits package associated with this position.  To apply click here.

Police Officer Written Test Date – March 10, 2018

The written test will take place Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Rantoul Township High School, 200 South Sheldon Street, Rantoul Illinois 61866. Applicants must report to the high school at 7:30 a.m. for registration. The written examination will begin promptly at 8 a.m.

 ***Bring Photo ID to Test***

A standard preparation study guide may be purchased here for $9.99 plus tax and shipping. Also available is an enhanced preparation guide that includes a practice examination at a cost of $24.99 plus tax and shipping.

Oral Interview – March 26 and 27, 2018

The oral board interviews for the top candidates who pass the written examination will be held on March 26 and 27 in the conference room at the Village of Rantoul Municipal Building, 333 S. Tanner Street, Rantoul, Illinois 61866.  All eligible applicants will be notified of the date and time.

2018 Police Officer Testing

Benefits Package


Experienced Police Officer

The Rantoul Police Department is currently accepting lateral applications for the position of experienced Police Officer. Applications are currently available online.
To be eligible for the Experienced Police Officer Hiring Program, an individual must meet the following qualifications; 21 years of age, no felony convictions, excellent physical condition, and a high school graduate or equivalent. In addition, a non-probationary police officer or previous non-probationary police officer who is currently in good standing in the police department in which the person serves or has left the department in which such person served in good standing.

The Village of Rantoul offers a competitive benefits package. The starting salary for a lateral entry police officer is currently $57,209 annually.

Any questions should be addressed to Sergeant Justin Bouse at (217) 893-5647 or by email.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Police Officer Recruitment: A Commitment to Public Safety

The Rantoul Police Department is dedicated to the protection and security of all citizens and, in partnership with the community, providing quality public safety services while affording dignity and respect to every individual.


The Village of Rantoul is centrally located along Interstate 57 just minutes away from Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois. The village, with a current population of 13,000, offers many exciting and rewarding opportunities.

Department Structure

The Rantoul Police Department exists to serve and protect the citizens of the Village of Rantoul. The department is made up of 31 sworn officers including a chief, two lieutenants, seven sergeants, and three detectives.

Career Opportunities

In addition to regular patrol assignments, the Rantoul Police Department offers a variety of specialized areas including:
  • Bicycle Patrol Officer
  • Control Tactics Instructor
  • Detective
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Juvenile Officer
  • K-9 Unit
  • METRO SWAT team
  • School Resource Officer
  • Taser Instructor

Recruitment Forms