Sheriff’s Office Seeking Applicants for Deputy Sheriff

October 10, 2018 – Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is accepting applications for the position of deputy sheriff. 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;
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent;
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 80 semester hours at an accredited college, university, or junior college – OR – currently serving in the United States military or have served and been honorably discharged AND a minimum of 40 semester hours at an accredited college, university, or junior college;
  • 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 22, 2018);
  • 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 $35.00 non-refundable application processing fee.

The application deadline is October 22, 2018 (MUST be submitted online by 10/22/18 at 4pm (CST), and applicants can apply online by going to The County of Kankakee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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