Manteno Police Commission

policecommissionCommissioner , Scott Bertrand  Chairman
Commissioner Charles Frame, Secretary
Commissioner Brian Meyer

The Manteno Board of Police Commissioners tests and certifies applicants for new hire positions, and promotions.  

Manteno Board of Police Commisioners have established a new eligibility list  - FINAL ELIGIBILITY LIST as of January 6, 2017. 

If you have questions regarding the position of police officer, please contact the Manteno Board of Police Commissioners at 815-929-4839.

The Board of Police Commissioners of the Village of Manteno, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Manteno Police Department.

Salary: $53,145 - $72,608 (10 years)

Population: 9,3000 (approx.)

Sworn Police Officers: 18

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Manteno:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Valid state-issued driver's license;
  • Must be between 21 and 35 years of age at time of application, unless previously employed as a police officer;
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent;
  • Must successfully complete a written examination and oral interview;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, psychological and medical testing;
  • Once hired, applicants must pass the physical fitness entrance requirements of the police academy;
  • Pay a $35.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

Submission of Application:

Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, October 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM (CST). Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted. 

Preference Points will be awarded for the following:

Military Experience: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged. A copy of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) or equivalent proof of military service must be submitted with application to qualify.

Education: Persons who have successfully obtained an Associate's Degree in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice - OR - a Bachelor's Degree in any field from an accredited college or university. Copy of unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application to qualify.

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a joint written exam offered by Kankakee County, the city of Kankakee, and the village of Manteno on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Candidates interested in applying to Kankakee County, Kankakee City and/or Manteno must apply separately to each agency to be considered for that particular agency's hiring process but will only take one written exam.  Applications for all three are available at

The Village of Manteno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.