Momence Police Department

123 W. River St.

Momence. IL 60954

Phone: 815.472.2021

Fax: 815.472.6152


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Employment Opportunity

The Momence Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.


Message from the Chief

Chief CavenderThe Momence Police Department would like to welcome you to our website. It is our goal to provide the citizens that we serve with professional police services and to ensure the safety and security of our community. We will work hard to earn your trust and hope that you will partner with us in making the City of Momence a great place to live, work and raise a family. Our department prides itself on maintaining a professional partnership with State, County, and local police departments, as well as the Momence Fire Protection District in our quest to offer you the very best in public safety.

As the Chief of Police for the City of Momence, I am incredibly honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Momence Police Department into the 21st Century. My staff and I plan to be very visible and active within the community. After nearly 30 years as a police officer, I am truly humbled by the opportunity to serve the residents and visitors of the City of Momence, a community that is full of promise and in search of great things.

It is our mission to serve all of those who cross our path with honor, pride, and professionalism. It is my solemn pledge to each of you that my staff and I will in all cases provide you with exceptional service. My door is always open, and I welcome your input on how we can better serve you. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. You can also follow us on our City of Momence Police Department Facebook page or on Twitter @Momence Police.

Very truly yours,

Jeffery T. Cavender
Chief of Police

Community News


The City of Momence is accepting applications for immediate openings for one full-time Police Officer and three part-time Police Officers. This position requires a variety of responsibilities including but not limited to, protective service work in the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime while actively promoting and directing citizen involvement in these efforts. The ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instruction, exercise initiative and discretion in emergency situations, use firearms, make decisions based upon department policy and training, deal with the public in a tactful manner, and communicate orally and in writing are necessary to perform this job. All candidates must be able to successfully complete the Momence Police Departments 8-week Field Training Program.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be 21 years of age, a citizen of the United States, possess a valid driver's license and be of strong moral and ethical standards, personally and professionally. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, an Associate's Degree or higher is preferred. Participation in and successful completion of all stages of the testing process, including, but not limited to, oral interview, extensive background investigation, and post offer drug test is required. Conviction of a felony or certain misdemeanors, as defined by statute, will disqualify candidates from consideration. Candidates who hold a current, valid State Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer, (Full-Time or Part-Time), in accordance with ILCS 50/705, may be given hiring preference.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting Salary for full-time police officers as of 05/01/2016 is $40,541.00, overtime at time and one-half after 8 hours/40 hours per week, 8 paid holidays, 3 personal days, vacation benefits, 12-hours work schedule - rotating days off, paid court time, uniform allowance and life, medical and dental insurance pursuant to the current collective bargaining agreement. The rate of pay for Part-Time Police Officers is $17.00 an hour.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified individuals interested in applying can download the application from the Momence Police Department website here, or applications may be picked up at the Momence Police Department, 123 West River Street, Momence, IL 60954. All applications must be complete before a candidate will be considered for employment.

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Applications are accepted on continuous basis, the immediate openings will be filled no later than September 1, 2016.

The City of Momence is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.