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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 21, 2014 
CONTACTS:
Chris Young 
217-557-1240 
 
 
Testing for Illinois Conservation Police Officer Trainee Candidates Scheduled for May 5-8 
Test is first required step for potential recruits 
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Written exams for the position of Illinois Conservation Police Officer Trainee will be given May 5-8 at approved Central Management Services testing centers in Champaign, Chicago, Marion, Springfield and Rockford. The test will be used to form a list of eligible candidates from which trainees may be chosen for proposed police academy training.

Prior to taking the test, candidates must submit a completed CMS 100 application form to the Department of Central Management Services, Examining and Counseling, Room 500, Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring Street, Springfield, Il. 62706.  All qualified applicants will be given the opportunity to take the written exam.  If you are unable to mail the CMS 100, you may contact a testing center and take a completed CMS 100 to the testing facility for review prior to taking the exam. 

Conservation Police officer recruits are first required to attend the Illinois State Police (ISP) Academy for basic law enforcement training and certification.  The ISP Academy lasts for 12 weeks and includes 480 hours of classroom instruction, practical training, and scenario training.  The training covers everything from Illinois Vehicle and Criminal codes to domestic violence and drug enforcement.

Upon successful completion of the ISP Academy, recruits enter the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police (CPO) Academy.  The CPO Academy is also 12 weeks in length with 480 hours of course work. 

A list of required qualifications can be found at http://dnr.state.il.us/law3/career.htm 
 
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