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Pontiac Police Department
413N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL. 61764

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Department and Job Information

Pontiac Police Officers are represented by the PBPA and have a collective bargaining agreement with the city that expires April 1, 2024.  Current starting salary is $52,656 with annual increases and education incentives of $750/year for an Associates Degree or $1,500/year for a Bachelors Degree added to the base pay.  The city offers employees 100% Medical, Dental and Vision as well as a life insurance plan and a 50% employee share for family insurance.  Officers participate in a VEBA account and the Illinois Downstate Pension.  Officers are eligible for 50% of their pay upon retirement with 20 years of service and increase 2.5% per additional year with a maximum at 75% and 30 years of service.  The city and the union enjoy a great working relationship.  There is a current residency requirement of 35 miles which reaches smaller communities nearby.  

The department employs 16 sworn officers.  Its structure is a Chief, Major, 3 Sergeants, 3 Corporals 3 Investigators, 1 SRO, 1 K-9 Unit, 6 patrol officers and 2 civilian administrative staff.  

Pontiac and the Area

Pontiac is the county seat of Livingston County.  It has a population of 11,150 as of 2020 census.  Pontiac is located along the north flowing Vermilion River, Historic US Route 66 and is a frequent destination of Rt. 66 travelers.  The city boasts the Illinois Rt.66 Museum, Pontiac/Oakland Auto Museum, Gilders Museum and War Museum.  It is a small town with great outdoor activities around such as numerous fishing locations, hunting, hiking etc.  The Police Department operates with the trust of the community and share a partnership to solve community issues.      

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