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Police Examination
Geneseo Police Department
Geneseo, Illinois

The City of Geneseo Board of Police Commissioners will conduct a new recruit examination for the purpose of maintaining Police Officer eligibility lists as required by Illinois State Statute. New recruit testing date is August 27, 2017.


Application packets may be obtained by contacting the Geneseo Police Department, 119 S. Oakwood Ave. Geneseo, Illinois 61254; phone: 309-944-5141; e-mail: or by selecting the appropriate link below. Completed forms must be returned to the Geneseo Police Department by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2017. All qualified applicants will be notified in writing of the place and time of exams by the board.

All applicants are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners.

1. Age not less than 21 years old.
2. Age not more than 35 years old unless exempt from such age limitations as provided in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
3. Citizen of the United States.
4. High School Graduate or equivalent.
5. Must pass Physical Aptitude, Written, Oral, Psychological, Polygraph and Medical Exams and a Background check.
6. Must reside no more than fifteen (15) miles from City Hall after the 1-year probation period.


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Full-Time Telecommunicator


The City of Geneseo Police Department is currently seeking candidates to fill a telecommunciator role. This position reports directly to the Services Sergeant of the Police Department. The telecommunicator is responsible for all the day to day and shift operation tasks of the 911 center. The position carries out complex and detailed tasks with moderate autonomy, under the daily supervision of the department’s Services Sergeant. The telecommunicator is expected to prioritize his/her own work to meet the legal and policy requirements set forth by the law and actions of the City Council, and the Mayor within the purview of the requirements of the position. The telecommunicator must have strong communications skills to enable him/her to effectively communicate with citizens at all levels. The selected candidate must be able to handle emergency situations calmly and professionally and have the ability to provide citizens with proper assistance. The 911 center is in operation 24 hours per day and each telecommunicator must brief the replacement telecommunicator of occurrences as each shift changes. Overtime is expected as required to meet specific goals and attend to unexpected problems of the department. The City of Geneseo has a 15 mile residency requirement from City Hall.

Qualified applicants will be notified of the date and time of the telecommunicator assessment, which will be proctored at City Hall shortly after the application deadline for this posting.

Desired Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • One year of increasingly responsible related office and computer experience.
  • Ability to obtain LEADS Certification
  • Ability to obtain Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification
  • Ability to obtain CPR Certification


  • Working knowledge of personal computers, copy machines, and fax machines.
  • Working knowledge of filing, mailing and related office procedures and other basic office equipment.
  • Basic knowledge and ability to comprehend and apply Illinois Compiled Statutes and Geneseo Ordinances.

To be considered as a candidate for this role, a Geneseo Police Department employment application must be completed. Applications can be picked up and completed at City Hall. Application forms can also be printed from the following link: Police Department Employment Application . Completed forms must be turned in or received via mail at City Hall by August 14, 2017 (115 S. Oakwood Ave. Geneseo, Il 61254).


Wage: $17.24 /hour






***Ordinance Changes***

On October 11, 2016 two City Ordinances were updated by the City Council. They will go into effect on October 22, 2016.

Click on the Ordinance number to review them.

O-16-176 Large Truck Parking

O-16-177 Prohibiting Cannabis






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The Geneseo Police Department is warning residents about some potential scams. A recent potential scam is an unsolicited call from people stating they are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The IRS will contact persons via postal service mail and will not call people regarding a potential lawsuit on back taxes or fines.  Please do not provide any type of personal information.  As stated on the IRS website,


Note that the IRS will never:


1) Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.

 2) Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.

3) Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.

4) Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. 

5) Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.



Things to Remember:


  • Although senior citizens may be the preferred target group for such scams and cons, anyone can be a victim of a con artist, regardless of age.
  • The best prevention is to talk with a trusted family member or friend before making any financial investments or contacts.
  • Ask your attorney or a local bank questions about any request you receive to forward money or asking for money.
  • Never give out your bank account numbers, credit card numbers or other personal information  to anyone you do not know or have not checked out.
  • Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Any unsolicited contacts should be discarded.



For other Crime Prevention information, contact the Geneseo Police Department at 309-944-5141.




Gun Locks

Keep our children safe! Project Child Safe and the Geneseo Police Department have teamed up to bring FREE gun locks to our community. Stop by the Police Department and pick up your gun lock and gun safety information!

Outdoor Storm Sirens
 On June 25, 2014, the City of Geneseo updated storm siren locations within the city limits; adding a new siren and relocating an existing siren.  A new siren has been added to the water stand pipe located at the SW corner of Chicago and U.S. Highway 6. The siren previously located at Boelen Field has been relocated to the former civil defense building north on Illinois Route 82. Braniff Communications assisted the city with the relocations, coverage mapping and purchase of the sirens. The upgrades will better alert outdoor areas in the event of severe weather. The siren locations also add redundancy in case of a siren failure. The sirens are tested at 10:00 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.