There are lots of reasons you might be interested in being a police officer, but working at the University of Illinois Police Department would give you a unique experience in the law enforcement profession. Here are five reasons why UIPD might be the best fit for you:
A complete law enforcement experience
UIPD officers have full authority just like any other department, but working on campus gives officers more flexibility to make it what they want. UIPD takes pride in being a leader in community-based, progressive approaches toward law enforcement. The department supports its officers and encourages them to introduce creative and innovative ways to promote public safety, engage the community and be a leader on campus.
Unique overtime opportunities
Overtime is a part of the job at any police department, but working on campus means that you will have unique overtime opportunities that you would not find at a traditional police department. From Fighting Illini football and basketball games, to nationally-touring music artists and festivals, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign draws a lot of big events that will keep you interested.
Officers at UIPD work a 10-hour shift, which means three or four days off per week, and you do not have to work every weekend. Daytime and nighttime shifts are available, and shifts rotate every six months. This gives officers more of an opportunity to balance their work life with their home life.
University of Illinois Police Department employees receive a competitive benefits package with health, dental, life and vision insurance and supplementary retirement options. Visit the university human resources website for more information about civil service benefits.
All university employees receive a 100% tuition waiver at any state institution for those seeking to continue their education. Children of employees with seven years of service receive a 50% tuition waiver. This makes UIPD a great option for professionals seeking to continue their education or young families planning for the future.
For more information, visit police.illinois.edu/jobs.