Illinois State Police Merit Board
531 Sangamon Ave. East
Springfield, IL 62702
Pat Quinn, Governor
"The mission of the Illinois State Police Merit Board is to remove political influence and provide a fair and equitable merit process for the selection of Illinois State Trooper candidates and the promotion and discipline of Illinois State Police officers."
A law was signed July 4th, 2013 regarding education requirements for Illinois State Police trooper applicants. This new law states: "Notwithstanding any Board rule to the contrary, all persons who either: (i) have been honorably discharged and who have been awarded a Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal by the United States Armed Forces or (ii) are active members of the Illinois National Guard or a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces and who have been awarded a Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal as a result of honorable service during deployment on active duty, are deemed to have met the collegiate educational requirements."
The application process is currently closed; however, if you select the Online Application tab on the left side of this page, you can enter your name and e-mail address to be notified when our application process does open. This new law provides those military personnel who have been honorably discharged, and who are without college education, the opportunity to apply.
Pre-Employment Requirements| 7/10/2013 |
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FOIA Requests| 03/09/2012 |