Deputy Sheriff

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Merited Deputy Sheriff. The successful applicant will perform the duties and responsibilities of a Law Enforcement Officer. To request a pre-application packet, interested applicants must send an e-mail to [email protected].

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license upon which the applicant may legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of Illinois.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony nor any other crime which would prevent the applicant from attending a certified academy for basic police training under the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILSC 705/1 et seq.) or which would prevent the applicant from legally possessing a firearm.
Applicants must successfully pass the following examinations
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Written Test
  • Oral Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Medical Examination