Effingham Police Department

Aggressively fighting crime while serving with compassion.

SERVICE. PROFESSIONALISM. INTEGRITY

Effingham Police Department is composed of Officers and civilians who work together to enforce laws and care for their Effingham neighbors, businesses, and visitors. The men and women of Effingham PD are dedicated to building public trust and legitimacy within our community through open communication and transparency with those we serve.

Experienced

EXPERIENCED

ENTRY LEVEL

ENTRY LEVEL

DISPATCH

DISPATCH

Effingham City Facts

  • 17 Hotels
  • 65 Restaurants
  • 12,500 Residents
  • Convention facilities for 10-1500 people
  • Effingham Performance Center, featuring national, regional, and local performances
  • Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex, offering a full fitness center, two indoor pools, multiple hardwood courts and activities for all ages at an affordable price
  • Trec Trail
  • Effingham Community United School District 40 – 2,517 students
  • City Administration that positively supports its Police Department
  • Vibrant Downtown area, to include shopping, dining, entertainment, and historical buildings
  • World-renowned Health Care facilities
  • Amtrak Station
  • Greyhound Bus Stop
  • Known as the “Crossroads of Opportunity”
  • Close to the following large Cities:
    • 1 ½ hours from St. Louis, MO
    • 1 hour from Terre Haute, IN
    • 1 ¼ hours from Champaign
  • Family-Friendly Environment
  • 2019 Stats, the most recent published officially:
    • 5, 587 Housing Units
    • Median Cost for Single-Family Residence: $143,600
    • Median Property Taxes Paid: $1,640 per year
    • Median Household Income: $56,685

Downtown Effingham

The Effingham Cross

Walking Paths and Parks

Concerts

Art Shows

BE SAFE. DO THE RIGHT THING. HAVE FUN!

Every member of our department is here to promote the safety and well-being of our Effingham neighbors and to improve the quality of life we enjoy within the City of Effingham. Learn more about your future colleagues, the benefits of working for Effingham PD, and the community we serve.

Our Department

  • 27 Full Time Sworn Officers
  • 5 Part Time Sworn Officers
  • 4 Full Time Civilian Support Staff
  • 10 Full Time Telecommunicators
  • 6 Part Time Telecommunicators
  • Illinois Downstate Pension Fund
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • City-Provided Uniforms
  • Uniform Maintenance Allowance
  • Paid Holidays
  • 12 Hour Shifts
  • Every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off
  • Kelly Time - 36 hours every 8 weeks
  • Longevity
  • Officer Wellness Center/Gym (coming soon!)
  • Specialized Opportunities for Leadership and Growth

Entry Level

  • Patrol Officer 1 - $58,817
  • After 4 years - $77,036
  • Longevity
  • After 4 years: 1%, After 8 years: 2%
  • After 12 years: 3%, After 16 years: 4%
  • After 20 years: 5%, After 25 years: 6%
  • Illinois Downstate Pension Fund
  • Employee's Choice of Health Insurance Plans & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Kelly Time - 36 hours every 8 weeks
  • Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)
  • 8 Hours Sick Leave accrued each month
  • Court Time - Minimum 3 Hours compensation
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 12 Hour Shift & Every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off
  • Patrol Officer 1 - $58,817
  • After 4 years - $77,036
  • Longevity
  • After 4 years: 1%, After 8 years: 2%
  • After 12 years: 3%, After 16 years: 4%
  • After 20 years: 5%, After 25 years: 6%
  • Illinois Downstate Pension Fund
  • Employee's Choice of Health Insurance Plans & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Kelly Time - 36 hours every 8 weeks
  • Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)
  • 8 Hours Sick Leave accrued each month
  • Court Time - Minimum 3 Hours compensation
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 12 Hour Shift & Every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off

Experienced

Dispatcher

  • PSAP staffed 24/7/365
  • 12 Hour Shifts & Every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday Off
  • Full Time Telecommunications are members of the Illinois FOP Council
  • Communications Training Officer compensation
  • Shift Differential offered
  • Participation in Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)
  • On-the-job training
  • Health & Life insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) licensed through IDPH
  • LEADS certified
  • MABAS 54 Primary Dispatch Center

Our Department

  • 27 Full Time Sworn Officers
  • 5 Part Time Sworn Officers
  • 4 Full Time Civilian Support Staff
  • 10 Full Time Telecommunicators
  • 6 Part Time Telecommunicators
  • Illinois Downstate Pension Fund
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • City-Provided Uniforms
  • Uniform Maintenance Allowance
  • Paid Holidays
  • 12 Hour Shifts
  • Every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off
  • Kelly Time – 36 hours every 8 weeks
  • Longevity
  • Officer Wellness Center/Gym (coming soon!)
  • Specialized Opportunities for Leadership and Growth

Entry Level

  • Patrol Officer 1 – $58,817
  • After 4 years – $77,036
  • Longevity
  • After 4 years: 1%, After 8 years: 2%
  • After 12 years: 3%, After 16 years: 4%
  • After 20 years: 5%, After 25 years: 6%
  • Illinois Downstate Pension Fund
  • Employee’s Choice of Health Insurance Plans & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Kelly Time – 36 hours every 8 weeks
  • Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)
  • 8 Hours Sick Leave accrued each month
  • Court Time – Minimum 3 Hours compensation
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 12 Hour Shift & Every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off

Experienced

  • Patrol Officer 1 – $58,817
  • After 4 years – $77,036
  • Longevity
  • After 4 years: 1%, After 8 years: 2%
  • After 12 years: 3%, After 16 years: 4%
  • After 20 years: 5%, After 25 years: 6%
  • Illinois Downstate Pension Fund
  • Employee’s Choice of Health Insurance Plans & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Kelly Time – 36 hours every 8 weeks
  • Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)
  • 8 Hours Sick Leave accrued each month
  • Court Time – Minimum 3 Hours compensation
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 12 Hour Shift & Every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off

Dispatcher

  • PSAP staffed 24/7/365
  • 12 Hour Shifts & Every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday Off
  • Full Time Telecommunications are members of the Illinois FOP Council
  • Communications Training Officer compensation
  • Shift Differential offered
  • Participation in Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA)
  • On-the-job training
  • Health & Life insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) licensed through IDPH
  • LEADS certified
  • MABAS 54 Primary Dispatch Center

A Message from the Chief of Police

Thanks for taking the time to explore our website and discover how to become a part of the Effingham Police Department team.  The Effingham community offers an incredible opportunity to serve in Law Enforcement; we are a small, fiscally sound town with big community support, and offer a state-of-the-art facility and generous benefits package.  I am proud to serve with the men and women of our department who show the heart of our profession.