Career Information

If you would like to apply for the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF or CORRECTIONAL OFFICER with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police Department, please obtain an application at the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office or click on the appropriate link below:

Kankakee County Public Safety Building

3000 S. Justice Way Kankakee, IL 60901


If you have questions regarding the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF, please contact Chief of Investigations, Kraig Horstmann at (815) 802-7157.

If you have questions regarding the position of CORRECTIONAL OFFICER, please contact Chief of Corrections, Chad Kolitwenzew at (815) 802-7215.

Qualifications for the two positions are:


  • 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). (More information)
  • U.S. Citizen
  • 21 years of age
  • 80 semester hours from an accredited college or university or 80 hours of college credit for lateral applicants
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license
  • Pass a background investigation

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(Accepting Applications)

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a background investigation
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