IF YOU ARE
CURRENTLY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT and looking for growth opportunities to enhance
your career, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is currently
accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff in the Lake County
The general function of the position within the organization is to perform
complex work related to the protection of life, persons, and property of the
citizens of Lake County through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The
position is under moderate supervision.
Duties include, but
are not limited to:
Responding to dispatch
calls for service to involve emergency and non-emergency situations
suspicious conditions and responding to complaints
The Deputy Sheriff is
also responsible for arresting persons suspected of violating ordinances and
statutes, including use of physical force as necessary to subdue suspects. A
person in this position will interview offenders and victims of crimes; appear
in court to testify on behalf of the County; serve warrants, summons; speak to
organized groups or the general public about various law enforcement activities;
and coordinate special education programs.
Required Skills and Experience:
YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY WORKING AS A FULL-TIME DEPUTY SHERIFF OR MUNICIPAL LAW
Available to work all
shifts, including holidays and weekends.
Currently employed as a
Deputy Sheriff or Municipal Police Officer; and,
Good standing in their
department as of the date of certification by the Merit Commission; and,
Two years of full-time,
continuous experience with the same law enforcement agency where currently
employed, the definition of which includes, but is not limited to, authority to
make arrest and carry firearms; and,
Illinois Basic Police Officer Training, or successfully completed Basic Police
Officer Training Program which can be transferred and accepted by the Illinois
State Training Board; and,
Complete a Supplemental
Transfer Application in addition to the Merit Commission’s regular application.
This and additional forms and documents will be emailed to all applicants that
meet the minimum requirements after you have completed the on-line application.
Only on-line applications will be accepted. There is no fee.
In addition, when
requested, you will be required to provide a copy of your birth certificate or
naturalization, a copy of your high school diploma or GED, and a copy of your
law enforcement certificate.