Chief of Police. Jason A. Simmons


Police Officer and Firefighter General Information

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Requirements-Police Officer

  • Age 21 not yet 35 (Veterans over age 35 should refer to state statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.106)
  • Bachelor's Degree (or meet the following exemptions)
    • Associates Degree (or 60 college credit hours) and an honorable discharge from active service in Armed Services
    • Associates Degree(or 60 college credit hours) and three (3) years of full time service in law enforcement immediately preceding application with the City of Alton
  • Valid Driver's License
  • *Residency (must reside within area of residency map within 90 days after 1 year probationary period)

*Residency Map

Residency Map