About the Job

Through June 30, 2019, shown as annualized amounts

Starting salary:

Probationary Officers without associate's degree: $62,982.28

Probationary Officers without degree, with mental health training: $63,294.40

Probationary Officers with assoc. degree or equiv., & all officers with 5+ years: $64,853.96

Probationary Officer with assoc. degree or equiv., or 5+ yrs., with mental health training): $65,175.44

*Probation is approximately 6 months

Base pay for Police Officers without associate's degree: $64,182.28

Base pay for Police Officers without degree, with mental health training: $64,494.40

Base pay for Police Officers  with assoc. degree or equiv., & all officers with 5+ years: $66,053.96

Base pay for Police Officers with assoc. degree or equiv., or 5+ yrs., with mental health training: $66,375.44

Benefits package for FOP employees

Promotional Opportunities and Special Assignments

Criminal Investigations Division

Provides follow-up investigation as needed on all felony cases reported to the department. Handles all high profile or major case investigations and all multi-jurisdictional cases. Handles all evidence and seizures for the department.


The METRO team is comprised of two specialized teams: the Crisis Negotiation Team and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). The unit has been established to provide specialized support in handling critical field operations where intense negotiations and/or special tactical deployment methods beyond the capacity of field officers appear to be necessary. The team is a multi-jurisdictional team consisting of officers from the Champaign County Sheriff's Office, Urbana, University of Illinois, Mahomet, Parkland College and Rantoul Police Departments.


Starting pay: $80,185.25

With established level of mental health crisis training: $80,560.84

Sergeants are responsible for supervising patrol and traffic regulatory activities and administrative assignments; performing patrol and investigative duties; ensuring public safety by enforcing criminal and traffic laws in the City of Urbana; and reviewing Police Officers' work through oral and written reports, discussions on major patrol and administrative requirements and observation of results.


Pay Range: $87,603.36- $92,876.37

A Police Lieutenant is a sworn, non-bargaining unit supervisor of a division of the Urbana Police Department.   This position is responsible for scheduling, assigning, coordinating, directing, and inspecting work of shift subordinates; directly supervising and evaluating work of shift Police Sergeants; coordinating, directing, and supervising subordinates in compliance with Illinois Compiled Statutes, policy and procedures, rules and regulations.