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The State University Civil Service System for Illinois now allows Eastern Illinois University to maintain a lateral transfer list for Police Officer positions. Interested law enforcement officers will be required to submit an application to be considered for this list. Applicants must be employed as a law enforcement officer from outside of our State Universities and employed at either a municipal law enforcement agency, a county sheriff’s office, Illinois State Police, or a similar municipal public safety department.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Qualified applicants should submit their application, resume, and transcripts online. Please select "Police Officer – Transfer" as the position being applied for. Eastern Illinois University will maintain a lateral transfer list based on SUCSS guidelines.
EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time.