Chief of Police. Jason A. Simmons


Police Officer and Firefighter General Information

After April 1, 2013, if you would like a Police Officer application mailed to you, please provide a Self Addressed Stamped (9"x12" manila) Envelope with $1.05 postage attached. Send this to City of Alton, Civil Service, 101 E. 3rd St., Room 100, Alton, IL 62002.

For more information on these job opportunities, please contact the Civil Service Office at 618.463.3599

Requirements-Police Officer

High school diploma or equivalent.

Age 21 not yet 35 (45 for Police Officer if honorably discharged from the military).

Valid Driver's license.

Applicants must pass a general aptitude written examination as well as a physical agility examination. A background investigation will be conducted. Psychological examination will be required as well as an oral examination with the Commission. Employment is then contingent upon satisfactory completion of physical examination.

Police Officers must reside within 15 miles of the Police Station within 90 days of employment.