Today, the Watseka Police Department is up to 11 full-time officers and three part-time officers. All officers have completed the mandatory training from the state POLICE TRAINING INSTITUTE (P.T.I.). They are certified in numerous state and local programs: community oriented policing, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material, radar enforcement, juvenile, D.A.R.E., fire-arms. The officers now have benefits such as insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick time. The police department's retirement is city funded and is self sustaining.
The starting salary for new officers is $23,795.
They now receive their calls from the Watseka Telecommunications Department.
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