Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Mt. Olive Police Department is looking for good individuals to join our force as full-time and part-time police officers. Below are our hiring standards:

Any person employed as a police officer must meet the following:
(1) Be of good moral character, of temperate habits, of sound health, and physically and mentally able to perform assigned duties.
(2) Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
(3) Pass a medical examination.
(4) Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
(5) Possess a valid State of Illinois driver’s license.
(6) Possess no prior felony convictions.
(7) Any individual who has served in the U.S. military must have been honorably discharged.
(8) Previous law enforcement experience is helpful, but not required.
(9) Applicants will be required to complete the written application process, have an oral interview, and pass a background check.

The positions available are one full-time officer and multiple part-time officers. Each will require night, day, and holiday shifts.

Benefits for full-time officers include paid vacation after a year, $400 uniform allowance, 12 paid holidays, 3 personal days a year, health/vision and dental insurance paid for the officer, and a $50,000 life insurance policy. The City also matches up to an 8% contribution to a savings plan.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $19.00 – $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location