If you have ever entertained thoughts of becoming a police officer, there are opportunities open in Alton. One of the more familiar responses following the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri was “if I was that officer, I would have done it this way.” Your chance to test for the job in Alton could be just around the corner.
But the city will stop taking applications on Monday, September 22, according to Police Chief Jason Simmons.
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You can get more information on the application process by following a link at this story at AltonDailyNews.com. As for a bill pending at the Illinois Statehouse to outfit more officers with body cameras would be an extension of a policy currently in place in Alton. He says their cars are already fitted with cameras, and officers also have a microphone on their service belts.