Police Department Officer Testing 2018

The testing for new police officers was conducted March 10, 2018.  We appreciate everyone who showed up for the test and wish them good luck during the process.

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 $58,773 annually.

Any questions should be addressed to Lieutenant 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