Now Hiring

We are hiring for Telecommunication Operators! Telecommunicators should have the ability to exercise sound judgment, remain calm under pressure, make decisions without direct supervision, possess excellent verbal skills when dealing with the general public, be able to organize while handling multiple tasks, and convey proficient written skills.

Responsibilities include but not limited too; answering emergent and non-emergent calls from the public, as well as 911, and dispatching those calls to the officers. Monitoring Paris Police Department and EMS radio channels. Entering and maintaining department dispatch logs, reports, citations, etc.

Now Hiring

The Board of Fire and Police Commission for the City of Paris is updating its eligibility list for law enforcement officers for the Paris Police Department. Certified law enforcement officers are eligible to receive a $6,500 sign-on bonus.
Candidates interested in a law enforcement career should complete an application packet, or available at City Hall, 206 South Central Avenue, Paris, IL. 
Out-of-state residents are welcome to apply.
This position is accompanied with an attractive benefit package including:
  1. Term life insurance
  2. Group health insurance
  3. Holiday vacation time
  4. Sick days
  5. Personal days
  6. Up to 28 paid days off in first year of employment while working 12-hour shifts.
  7. Following one year of service, a take home squad car is provided
Distance residency may apply. Successful candidates much be 21 years of age prior to appointment and possess a valid Illinois driver’s license. In addition, successful candidates must pass a physical agility test, a written test, an oral interview, a psychological examination, a background check, and a physical examination.
Deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. April 5, 2024, City Hall, 206 South Central Avenue, Paris, IL, 61944. Testing begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Fire Training Center at 11200 Cherry Point St. in Paris.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Neighborhood Watch

Paris Neighborhood Watch Security Camera Registration Program

The Paris Neighborhood Watch is committed to using technology to increase public safety in the community and has created a free, voluntary private security camera registration program that is open to citizens and businesses in Paris. The program is designed to deter crime and promote public safety through a designed partnership between area residents, businesses, the Neighborhood Watch and the Paris Police Department

Security cameras frequently provide valuable evidence that assists in solving criminal investigations. When a crime is committed near an address with a registered security camera system, officers from the Paris Police Department may contact the registered camera system owner and request to see any available video.  The registration program is completely voluntary, and even participants registered in the program can determine later whether or not to share their video with the police. Contact information provided as part of your registration will not be used for any other purpose unless otherwise required to comply with applicable law or compelled by court order.

This program is not intended for active or live feed surveillance, nor is it intended to check on what citizens are doing in their neighborhood. Any information or recorded video provided would be housed securely as evidence. The Paris Police Department would never have remote or direct access to any private video system.


The registration process takes less than a minute. As part of the registration you must:

 – Provide the street address of the installed security camera

– Include contact information for the owner or operator of the camera

– Describe the security camera system, including model information and potential views

– Confirm that you have read and agreed to the Disclaimer and Terms of Use (see below)

– If you prefer to email the registration information, please email it to the following email address: Paris Neighborhood Watch 

Disclaimer and Terms of Use

The Paris Neighborhood Watch Security Camera Registration Program is designed to use technology to deter crime and promote public safety.

Accordingly, all Security Camera Registration Program participants agree to the following terms and conditions:

– Any video provided to the City is a public record under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”)(5 ILCS 140/1 et al). The City may be required to disclose such records pursuant to FOIA and other applicable laws and rules.  The City will assert the exemptions as allowed by law, and this may allow the City to withhold certain information from disclosure.

– Generally, camera owners will not be required to testify in court regarding video they elect to provide.

– Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the Paris Police Department through the Camera Registration Program.

– Registering your device will not grant access to your camera or camera system to the Paris Police Department as part of the program.

– If necessary, the Paris Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided on the registration form, to request video evidence relevant to a criminal investigation.

– Absent a court order, the registrant may deny access to the video or video system.

– At any time, the registrant can request the Paris Neighborhood Watch remove their registration data from the Security Camera Registration database by sending an email.

By clicking the button below, users indicate acceptance of the above terms and conditions, and wish to proceed with camera registration.  You will be directed to the Neighborhood Watch’s web address to complete this registration.  You will be providing this information to the Paris Neighborhood Watch.  The City of Paris Police Department can access the information but does not control the database.


213 West Washington Steet
Paris, IL 61944


Phone: 217-465-6351
For Emergencies Dial 911