Police Department Alternate Hiring List

Position Objectives

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Centralia, Illinois announces testing to establish an Alternate Hiring List for the Centralia Police Department.


Applicants will need a minimum of 2 years full time Law Enforcement status as deemed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board.  No power test is required. You will be required to submit to the following:


Background Check

Psychological Exam

Polygraph Test

Vision & Hearing Test

Drug Test

Medical Physical


Applications are available online at joincentraliapd.org. The link is also provided at www.cityofcentralia.org


A written exercise will be done at the Centralia Police Department, 222 South Poplar, Centralia, IL 62801 on June 8, 2024.


You must provide:


  • State of Illinois PTB ID number
  • Certificate from Full Time Police Academy