Join ISP

In 1922, the first state police force in Illinois emerged with a few leather helmet-clad men patrolling the highways on motorcycles. Today, the Illinois State Police (one of the premiere law enforcement agencies in the nation) is a multifaceted police agency enforcing the laws, protecting the public, and providing an array of specialty services to other law enforcement agencies. While exemplifying the values of Integrity, Service, and Pride.

After joining the Illinois State Police you can choose your path from one of the following awesome opportunities:

  • SWAT
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • K-9
  • Air Patrol
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Investigations
  • Patrol
  • Academy Instructor

More information including the ISP Recruitment Video is available by clicking on the employment button on the top of this page or by contacting an Illinois State Police Recruitment Specialist. Information about benefits and other programs offered by the Illinois State Police are available above as well.

  • Illinois State Police Recruitment Office
  • (217) 785-4370 and (217) 685-4752