The Lansing Police Department offers a limited number of opportunities each academic semester to qualified individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

All students considered for the Lansing Police Internship Program must be in good academic standing with their respective college or university.  Student interested in an unpaid internship must have the college Internship Coordinator write a letter of introduction which must include the exact time frame and number of hours the intern needs to successfully complete the school requirements.  Interns must by willing to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and must earn college credit while participating in the program.  All applicants are required to successfully pass a background investigation.  Special consideration will be given to students who reside in the Village of Lansing and those currently pursuing a degree in law enforcement related field.

In order to be considered for the Lansing Police Internship Program, the following must be completed and submitted:

  1. A sealed letter of introduction from the college Intern Coordinator or Department Chair.
  2. A properly completed Lansing Police Department Application for College Internship.
  3. A Lansing Police Department Authorization for Release of Personal Information.
  4. Three personal references to include primary and alternate telephone numbers and current addresses.
  5. A current passport-sized picture.
  6. A resume may be submitted to assist in the selection process.
The deadline for submitting internship application are as follows:

  • Fall Semester - July 31
  • Spring Semester - November 30
  • Summer Semester - April 30

If the applicant packet is not complete or received by the deadline, it may prevent the student from being considered for an internship.

For PDF of Guideline, click here

Completed internship application packets should be sent to the following :

Deputy Chief Steve Roberts
Lansing Police Department
2710 170th Street
Lansing, IL 60438-1110