Morris Police Department

Police Officer Application
Deadline 5/3/2021 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the City of Morris Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the City of Morris Board of Fire and Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the City of Morris Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

NOTE TO POTENTIAL APPLICANTS:  This application process is limited to the first 150 applications submitted -OR- the deadline date of May 3rd, 2021, whichever occurs first. 

City of Morris Police Department

Morris, Illinois

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Morris, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Morris Police Department.

Starting Salary (5/1/2020): $66,263

(Over 1 yr. $69,845; Over 2 yrs. $75,173; Over 4 yrs. $77,423; Over 6 yrs. $79,738; Over 8 yrs. $87,163)

Population: 15,053*  *for more information please visit: 

Sworn Police Officers: 27

Benefits Include: 

  • Longevity steps after years 1,2,4,6 and 8 ($87,163 after 8 years);
  • Vacation: 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 10 years and 5 weeks after 15 years;
  • 48 hours of personal time per year;
  • Paid sick leave;
  • 11 paid holidays per year;
  • Paid health insurance, including vision and dental;
  • Participation in the Downstate Police Pension System;
  • Life insurance of $60,000;
  • Deferred compensation (employer contribution with voluntary employee contribution);
  • $650 uniform allowance per year;
  • Tuition reimbursement for approved college coursework.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Morris Board of Fire & Police Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship (and/or alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States);
  • No felony convictions (or any misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude);
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Must be 21 years of age and under the age of 35 at the time of application (and under 35 at the time the final eligibility list is posted) unless otherwise exempt by State Statute (Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6);
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Must present an Illinois POWER card at the time of hire (issued no earlier than 1 year prior to date of hire); POWER Test cards may be issued through either NIPSTA, Triton Community College, or Joliet Junior College; 
  • Residency: Must reside within 20 miles of the Morris Police Department (200 E. Chapin St. Morris, IL 60450) within 18 months from the date of hire; 
  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2021 @ 4:00 PM (CST) -OR- once 150 applications have been submitted, whichever occurs first.
  • Attend a Mandatory Orientation and Written Test on Saturday, May 22, 2021. 

Required documents (copies to be submitted at time of application):

  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Social Security card;
  • Birth certificate;
  • High school diploma or GED certificate;
  • College degree -OR- transcripts, if applicable;
  • State law enforcement officer certification, if applicable;
  • If applicant has military service, a copy of his/her Military Service Record Form DD-214 and Discharge Papers.
  • NOTE:  Incomplete or defective applications will NOT be accepted and will disqualify the applicant. 


  1. Submit Application: Applicants must complete and submit all application materials by Monday, May 3, 2021 @ 4:00 PM (CST) -OR- ONCE 150 SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.  
  1. Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the Orientation & Written Exam Administration*:

When:  Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time to be determined based on number of eligible applicants participating.

You will be notified of your test time.  It will either be 8:00 am or noon.

Where: Morris Police Department (200 E. Chapin St., Morris, IL 60450) 

*All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process.


A maximum of (5) preference points will be awarded as determined by the City of Morris for any one the following.* 

Education: Persons who have successfully obtained an Associate's Degree in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice - OR -  a Bachelor's Degree, in any field, from an accredited college or university. Copy of unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application to qualify. 

Experience: Persons who have been awarded a certificate of successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course (Certified Illinois Police Officer) and are currently serving as a Law Enforcement Officer on a part-time or full-time basis within the State of Illinois. Copy of state-issued certification must be submitted with application to qualify. 

Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for a period of at least one year of active duty, and who were honorably discharged, - OR -  who are now, or have been members on inactive or reserve duty in such military or naval service. A copy of Form DD-214 or equivalent proof of current military service must be submitted with application to qualify.    

*Such preference points shall not be cumulative. 


Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:

As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, ALL materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline.  

The City of Morris, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.