The City of Trenton is currently accepting applications for Illinois certified full-time Police Officers and Illinois certified part-time Police Officers.  Lateral entry Police Officers are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must possess a minimum of 60 college credit hours or have at least two years full-time experience for full-time positions.

Applications must be picked up in person at Trenton City Hall, 14 W. Broadway, and returned no later than Monday, December 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Trenton City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM through 4 PM. No phone calls please.

Qualified candidates must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with a safe driving record, and have not been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude.  Candidates must be state certified Police Officers and in good standing with the Illinois Training and Standards Board.

Candidates must submit to a thorough background investigation, finger printing, drug screening, fitness test, medical examination and psychological exam.

The Trenton Police Department offers full-time officers paid vacation leave, 3 personal days a year, paid sick leave, health insurance, 9 paid holidays, and IMRF retirement.  Starting salary for full-time officers is $41,976.00 a year with annual increases according to the FOP contract.  Currently, officers with 3 years’ seniority receive a salary of $53,442.48.