Police Commission & Recruiting

Officer Layendecker

Mt. Zion Police Dept.



Applications for the position of police officer are available below or can be picked up in person at the Mt. Zion Police Deparment.  For information on upcoming test dates contact us at 217-864-4012.   


The Mt. Zion Police Commission keeps and maintains a seperate list of lateral applicants and encourages those who qualify as lateral applicants to apply.  Lateral applicants must be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and have no less than 2 years experience as a full time sworn police officer with their respective agency.  Lateral application packets are also located in the documents section below.  Lateral applications are accepted year round.  If you qualify as a lateral applicant we encourage you to apply.  For information on the lateral application process or starting salary for lateral appointments contact us at 217-864-4012.   


The Mt. Zion Board of Police Commissioners is composed of three residents appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Village Board of Trustees.  The Commission is charged with overseeing the police applicant testing process and appointment of new police officers to the Mt. Zion Police Department.  The Commission is also tasked with overseeing and administering promitional exams for Sergeant and Lieutenant.

The Commission is scheduled to meet quarterly. Meetings are held at the Mt. Zion Police Department Training Room located at 410 W. Main Street. Meetings start at 7:00PM.  The Mt. Zion Board of Police Commissioners is a public body and all meetings are open to the public. 



January 12th

April 13th

July 13th

October 12th


Group Members

Brad Allen
Term Exp. December 2022

Bob Kistenfeger
Term Exp. December 20224

Jennifer Harris
Term Exp. December 2023

Contact Info

Mt Zion Board of Police Commissioners
PO Box 49 Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549
218 864-4012