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Springfield, Illinois (October 19, 2021) – At its 4th Quarter Merit Board Meeting on October 19, 2021, the Illinois State Police Merit Board Members voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Emily E. Fox as the Executive Director of the Illinois State Police Merit Board, effective October 1, 2021.
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News and Announcements
The Illinois State Police Merit Board will conduct the 4th Quarter Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, Room 9-034. Public Notice and Agenda posted, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:00 A.M. at the office of the Illinois State Police Merit Board, 531 Sangamon Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois, on the Illinois State Police Merit Board official website, illinoistrooper.com, and the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.Continue Reading »
Posted: October 12, 2021
Springfield, Illinois (October 1, 2021) -- Effective October 1, 2021, Emily E. Fox will serve as the Acting Executive Director following the departure of Executive Director Jack Garcia.Continue Reading »
Posted: October 4, 2021
2021 Promotional Process Announcement
The 2021 Promotional Announcement has been posted. View the Announcement by selecting "2021 Promotional Process Information" under the Promotional Process tab.Continue Reading »
Posted: November 17, 2020
Public Notice – April 21, 2020, 2nd Quarter Board Meeting Postponed
On March 15, Governor Pritzker took aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by issuing Executive Order 2020-07, declaring it is necessary and appropriate for the State of Illinois to immediately take measures to protect the public’s health in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and encouraging public bodies to postpone consideration of public business where possible. On April 1, Governor Pritzker continued and extended Executive Order 2020-07 through April 30, 2020.Continue Reading »
Posted: April 13, 2020
Online Application Status
Now Accepting Online Applications
We are now accepting online applications for the position of Illinois State Police trooper.
Since its inception, the Illinois State Police has fostered and served with a reputation for integrity, service and pride. Illinois State Police functions include protecting life and property, enforcing both criminal laws and motor vehicle safety laws, responding to emergencies and disasters and providing a myriad of diverse specialized services to both the public and the criminal justice community. Learn more about how you can be a part of our team.
The Merit Board certifies sworn officer candidates as being qualified for promotion to the Director of the Illinois State Police. Certification for promotion is based on job performance measurement, written examination, assessment exercises (for appropriate ranks) and seniority. All vacancies in ranks above the lowest are to be filled by promotion.