Illinois State Police Merit Board
531 Sangamon Ave. East
Springfield, IL 62702
Pat Quinn, Governor
The Selection Process is initiated after the Merit Board receives notice from the Illinois State Police that a cadet class has been scheduled. The process consists of the following steps:
All steps in this process are mandatory and cannot be rescheduled for any reason. The Selection Process may take six months to a year to complete. We are usually working within a very tight time frame and do not have much, if any, flexibility. Applicants are given as much advance notice as possible regarding upcoming events. Notification is made by email and US mail; therefore it is important that your current addresses and phone numbers are on file with the Merit Board. Changes to your information should include your Social Security number to ensure accuracy and should be done via email. Personal information changes are not accepted by telephone. See the Contact Us page for information on contacting the Merit Board.