DNR recruiting new class of Conservation Police Officers
Prairie State Outdoors
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is planning to hire 15 new Illinois Conservation Police recruits to begin training in June.
Applicant testing is scheduled for Feb. 6-9. The application can be found online at http://www.work.illinois.gov .
Applicants must have earned an associate’s degree in any field of study and have three years of full-time law enforcement experience or have a bachelor’s degree.
Applicants must also successfully complete written and oral interviews, physical fitness and medical tests, psychological evaluation and background checks.
DNR currently has 119 field officers.
Fifteen new recruits will help DNR maintain staffing levels by replacing some officers that expected to retire, said DNR spokeswoman Stacey Solano.
Conservation Police Officers receive the same training as other police officers.
In addition, they receive additional training to allow them to enforce conservation and wildlife laws.