Now Accepting Applications for Sheriff Deputies

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: $55,106.62 – $88,734.64 (30 years).  Additional compensation includes overtime pay, holiday pay, uniform allowance ($800 cash, or $1,000 quartermaster per year), education pay ($40-$300 per month), fitness incentive (up to $1,620 per year), shift differential (up to $110 per month), and non-tobacco use incentive ($300 per year).

Benefits: include competitive medical insurance plans, tuition reimbursement, compensatory, and personal time off in addition to vacation and sick leave, take-home squad cars, and IMRF Pension Plan.

Lateral Transfers:  A Police Officer with two years of experience as a certified Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Illinois will be hired at the two year mark with a base starting salary of $63,800 as of 12/1/22 (increases to $65,400 as of 12/1/23).

Population: 107,000 (approx.)

Sworn Officers: 53

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the County of Kankakee:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license;
  • Must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at time of appointment, unless otherwise exempt per state statute;
  • Be a high school graduate (or have attained a GED)  -AND-  have successfully completed at least (80) semester hours of accredited college credit  -OR-  be currently employed at the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office in the Corrections Division with at least 2 years of service at the initial offer of employment  -OR-  currently serving in the United States military or have served and been honorably discharged  -AND-  a minimum of 40 semester hours of accredited college credit;
  • Possess a valid P.O.W.E.R. Test card issued by NIPSTA, Triton College, Kankakee Community College, or Joliet Junior College within 12 months of the application deadline date (October 7, 2022) – OR – provide proof of current enrollment in a state of Illinois certified police academy;
  • Must successfully complete a written examination and oral interview;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, and medical testing;
  • Must be a resident of the County of Kankakee within 6 months of appointment as a sheriff’s deputy;
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee.
  • Submit application online by Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 4:00 PM;
  • Attend a mandatory written exam on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00 PM.

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website: The County of Kankakee, Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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