Career Information

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office periodically has openings for employment. Description of the job requirements, benefits, and where applications may be obtained for our various divisions are listed below. Check the Career Opportunities section of our website for current recruitments. Should you have any questions regarding employment for Commissioned, Jail, or Records positions, email Deborah Whetstone.

Job Descriptions

Commissioned Employment

A Deputy Sheriff must be 21 years or age, a U.S. Citizen, a High School graduate or equivalent, live within a 35 mile radius of the 4-way stop in Kickapoo IL (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and be able to pass a series of tests.

Correctional Officer

A Correctional Officer or Jail Technician must be 21 years or age, a U.S. Citizen, a High School graduate or equivalent, live within a 35 mile radius of the 4-way stop in Kickapoo IL (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and be able to pass a series of tests.

Records Employment

To maintain and update the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) and manual criminal arrest records, computerized report system for police, jail, and accident files, photo ID system, crime and jail statistics; to respond to citizens; identify warrant information and disburse inmate monies.

Processes served and recalled warrants, and hit confirmation for law enforcement personnel. Contacts Circuit Clerk to verify validity of warrants. Processes new warrants.

Completes record checks and mugshot checks on new warrants received. Prepares reports for walk in citizens, phone in reports, takes requested vacation checks and accident copies from citizens, and collects fees for proper response for Freedom of Information Act requests.

Maintain statistics, reports, and jail population records, including updates of arrest and release information and Freedom of Information Requests, both manually and via data entry, as assigned. Makes copies, and disburse to appropriate parties. Also, enters all tickets, jail incidents, missing persons, sex offenders, alias, gang entry, dog bites, runaways, stolen articles, property and vehicles, and visitors to inmates; inputting appropriate data into the LEADS, as needed. Retrieve files for attorneys visiting clients.