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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




Salary: $36,927 - $47,052

Population: 16,434

Sworn Officers: 15

Application Deadline: 10/1/18



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:


$43,514 for Deputy Sheriff (as of 6/1/18)


$36,927 for Correctional Officer (as of 6/1/18)




Previous Certified Officers:


The starting wage for a pre-certified Deputy Sheriff is $47,052.


The starting wage for a pre-certified Correctional Officer is $41,696.



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

  • Attend a mandatory State of IL Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test and written test administration on Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • NOTE: The POWER Test and written exam testing requirements MAY be waived for current Illinois Law Enforcement Officers. A copy of a Law Enforcement Certificate is required at time of application. If you are only interested in a Correctional Officer position, the 1 1/2 mile run is not required

  • $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 DD-214 is required


Submission of Application:


Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, October 1st, 2018.  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted.




  1. Submit Application: Applicants must complete and submit all application materials by Monday, October 1st, 2018.

  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, October 13, 2018, 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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