Mount Carmel Police Department


We are currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Patrolman Grade. Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age, possess valid driver’s license, be a High School Graduate, College and or Military preferred, with no felony or serious misdemeanor criminal history. Candidates should have a strong communication and writing skills and should possess problem solving abilities.
Those seeking a career with the Mt. Carmel Police Department must successfully complete a Multi-Step Process which includes a training and standards board physical test, a written examination, oral interview and extensive background check. Candidates passing all phases will be placed on a department eligibility list for employment.
Applications are available by following the link below. Applications must be submitted to Mt Carmel City Hall located at 219 N Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois no later than Friday, March 30th 2018.


Contact Information

Email: John Lockhart Chief of Police
* Emergency Line: 911
* Crime Tip Line: (618)262-4258
* Police Dispatch (618)262-4114 or (618)262-4115
* Administrative Office (618)262-4433

Mission Statement

The men and women of the Mt. Carmel Police Department are dedicated to providing the citizens of our community with quality professional police protection, done so with honesty integrity and a sense of fairness. The Mt. Carmel Police Department and it’s employees value service professionalism and compassion in serving our community.


The Mt.Carmel Police Department consist of 21 sworn and civilian employees which includes a full-time Chief and Administrative Assistant. The Chief is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department.


The Mt. Carmel Police Department Investigations is commanded by a Detective Sergeant. This department is responsible for crime scene investigations, criminal investigations, and drug related criminal activity.


The patrol division is divided into three regular shifts and one relief shift, each commanded by a Shift Sergeant. Patrol provides 24 hour 7 day a week protection.

K-9 Unit

The Mt. Carmel Police Department has had a K-9 division since 1995. This unit is an integral part of our operation assisting in drug detection, tracking and apprehension.

Juvenile Officer Division

The Mt. Carmel Police Department employees 3 juvenile officers and a school resource officer in conjunction with Wabash Community District 348.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI),
is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed.
HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and
witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody.
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