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Map of Robinson
................ Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Welcome from Mayor Pethtel

As Mayor, I would like to welcome you to the City of Robinson website. I hope it will provide the information you need about our town and encourage you to check back often. Many improvements and additions are planned for this site that will make it more useful for you. In addition, pages with photographs will be updated periodically. If you have any suggestions, questions or requests regarding the City of Robinson or this website, please feel free to call City Hall at 618-544-7616, or contact us. I thank you for your interest in our City.

Mayor Roger Pethtel

Chief of Police Applications Being Accepted

The City of Robinson, Illinois is accepting applications for a Chief of Police for its Police Department.  The City of Robinson is a municipality with a population of approximately 7,800 residents in Southeastern Illinois. Robinson is the County Seat of Crawford County. The City is governed by a Mayor and 8 Alderpersons (Council) all elected on a nonpartisan basis. The Chief of Police is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. The Chief of Police is responsible for supervisory and technical work in directing all activities of a municipal police force consisting of 12 full-time and 4 part-time police officers, along with a Police Secretary while working with a budget over $1 million dollars. This is a full-time position and will provide a minimum of 40 hours a week and will include call-out duties.  Some responsibilities include: (1) overseeing the daily operation of the Police Department as set forth by the Policies and Procedures of the Robinson Police Department and by statutory guidelines of the State of Illinois,  (2) to provide training , continuing education and new and updated equipment to officers in constant pursuit to eliminate as much potential risk as possible.  The Chief should be willing to commit to civic duties and take an active role in community outreach programs such as Court Diversion Programs, Drug Abuse Education, etc.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related degree and/or 10 years’ experience in law enforcement as a police officer. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid FOID card, Illinois Driver’s License and Illinois Law Enforcement Certification or equivalent thereof that will be recognized by the State of Illinois.  Salary is negotiable.

Applications may be picked up and returned at Robinson City Hall, 300 S. Lincoln St., Robinson, IL 62454; Monday thru Friday from 7 am. to 4 pm. Applications are also available on our website here: Chief of Police Employment Application.  Including a resume’ is optional.  Applications must be in a sealed envelope marked “Chief of Police Applicant” and directed to the City’s Administrative Assistant. DEADLINE for applications is May 24, 2016 at 10 am.

The City of Robinson is a Drug-Free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required.  The City of Robinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City of Robinson Accepting Police Officer Testing Applications

The City of Robinson will be accepting testing applications for the upcoming testing process for the position of Police Officer.  This is a basic pre-screening form to ensure candidates are eligible to take part in the testing process.  Qualifications include:

1.  At least 21 years of age.  If not 21, you must be 21 at the time of hire if placed on the eligibility list.
2.  Must have a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of college credit, or its equivalence in quarter hours, or
3.  One (1) year of military service with an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, or
4.  A graduate of a full-time law enforcement academy in Illinois, or another state.

Starting base salary is $48,339 and may go up to $55,140 if currently certified with experience with another law enforcement agency.

Testing applications may be printed online here or obtained at the Robinson City Hall, 300 South Lincoln Street, Robinson, IL, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am through 4:00 pm.  Police Officer Employment/Testing Applications will be accepted from March 29, 2016 to June 6, 2016.  PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES AT THIS TIME.  The City of Robinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Testing Applications (in a sealed envelope) can be mailed or delivered to:
City of Robinson
“Police Employment Application”
PO Box 188
Robinson, IL  62454

Street Signs Still Available

The City of Robinson still has street signs available for sale.  The cost is $5.00 each.  Signs can be mailed for an additional charge.  If you are interested, please call City Hall at 618-544-7616 Monday-Friday, 7am to 4pm.

Signs still available as of November 5:

Street Sign Inventory