Deputy Sheriff Hiring Process

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office

Kankakee, Illinois


The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is accepting applications for the position of deputy sheriff with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.


Salary: $53,170 – $90,248 (30 years)

Population: 110,000 (approx.)

Sworn Officers: 43


All applicants must meet the following minimum…

Sheriff Merit Commission June 28th Agenda

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Merit Commission
Meeting Agenda
June 28, 2018 10 am

Call Meeting to order

Roll Call

Approve minutes

New Business:

     1.Promotional testing

     2. Starting process and time line for new hire list.

     3. Old business.

     4. Adjournment.
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Sheriff’s Merit Commission Meeting Agenda

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Merit Commission
Meeting Agenda July 14, 2017 

Call Meeting to order

Roll Call

Approve minutes

New Business:

1. Revise lateral entry requirements.

2. Starting process and time line for promotional list.

3. Old business.


4 Shot In Hopkins Park Early Saturday Morning

July 5, 2017 – Kankakee, IL – A Sheriff’s Deputy was in the area of the SS Friendly Market (2727 S 13000E Rd, Pembroke Township, IL) early Saturday morning when he heard several bursts of gunfire.  Several deputies responded after a large gathering had dispersed.  Officers located several shell casings/ammunition and processed the scene.  It should be noted, however, that…

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Good Sheperd

June 12, 2017 – Kankakee, IL – On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at approximately 5:15 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 4283 North A. Street in rural Momence in reference to a subject found on a transport bus that was not breathing.  Ambulance personnel arrived on scene and notified the Coroner.  Sixty-nine year old, Charles McLaughlin was pronounced deceased at the scene.  An…

Local Wanted Fugative Apprehended in Indiana

The Sheriff’s Office received assistance from neighboring agencies last week in the apprehension of 30 year‐old fugitive, Dennis L Hogan, of Pembroke Township. Hogan was taken into custody at
approximately 5pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Jasper County Indiana after he was located in the backseat during a traffic stop off of State Road 14.

Some of the offenses listed on Hogan’s warrants…

Police and Fire Memorial Brick Form

Kankakee County Police & Fire Memorial Committee are now offering an opportunity to purchase a brick that will be displayed at the memorial site on the courthouse lawn. For a minimum donation of $75, you can purchase a brick that is personalized to you, or a person/organization of your choice. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and email it to Lt. Chad Gessner…

ISA Peacekeepers Scholarship

If you are a dependent of a law enforcement officer or military member and attending college in the fall of 2017, please feel free to apply for ISA’s Peacekeepers scholarship below.

Deadline for submission is June 30th, 2017.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Lateral Entry Candidates

April 27, 2017 – Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey issued a press release today announcing that his office is seeking qualified lateral entry candidates to apply for employment.  The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of developing a list of qualified lateral entry applicants to help replace officers that have recently retired. Sheriff Downey advised…

Civil Process Fees

Effective May 1, 2017,the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing civil process fees including civil process stand-by fees. These increases are based on an independent study of our fees as required by statute.

The increases are in line with the actual cost of providing this service. Please take a moment to look over the fee schedule attached. If you have any questions, pleas…

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