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Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer

DeWitt County, Illinois


DeWitt County Sheriff

101 W. Washington Street

Clinton, IL 61727

Phone: 217-935-9507

Fax: 217-935-3606




Salary: $34,797 - $44,338

Population: 16,434

Sworn Officers: 15

Application Deadline: 11/2/16




DeWitt County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office



The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is accepting applications for the positions of Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer with the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office.



Population of DeWitt County:


16,434 (405 sq. miles)



Starting Salary:


$41,004 for Deputy Sheriff (as of 9/1/2016)


$34,797 for Correctional Officer (as of 9/1/2016)




Previously Certified Starting Salary:


$44,338 for Deputy Sheriff


$39,291 for Correctional Officer



Benefits Include:

  • Paid vacation

  • Holiday

  • Sick leave

  • Medical is also available with pay

  • Life insurance

  • Excellent pension plan


All applicants must meet the following

minimum requirements established by the

DeWitt County Merit Commission:

  • U.S. citizenship

  • No felony convictions

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

  • Valid driver's license

  • Minimum of 21 years of age at time of application

  • Residency within DeWitt County after probation period   (for Deputy Sheriff ONLY)

  • Attend a mandatory State of Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test and written test administration on Saturday, November 19th, 2016

  • $40.00 non-refundable application processing fee


Documents Required for Application Submission:

  • Copy of valid driver's license

  • Copy of social security card

  • Copy of birth certificate

  • Copy of High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent (If unable to provide a diploma, obtain a letter of certification from the school)

  • If applicant has military experience, a copy of Form DD214 is required


Submission of Application:


Applications MUST be submitted online by Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:00PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted.




  1. Submit Application: Applicants must complete and submit all application materials by Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @4:00 PM (CST).

  1. Mandatory Orientation, Physical Ability Test and Written Examination: Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the Orientation, Physical Ability Test and Written Exam Administration:*

    • When: Saturday, November 19th, 2016@ 8:30 AM

    • Where: Clinton High School (1200 W. West Highway 54, Clinton, IL)

*A 1.5 mile run for Deputy Sheriff applicants will be held at the High School Track-weather permitting. The alternate location will be in the High School Gym.



For more information or to apply, please visit:




The DeWitt County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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