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Deputy Sheriff

Boone County Sheriff's Office

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service


Contact Information


Boone County Sheriff's Office
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Belvidere, IL 61008

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/09/19


  • Starting: $50,176.00

Sworn Officers:

  • 36

Position Details

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff for Boone County Sheriff.

Testing is being conducted for immediate hire and to establish an Eligibility List for anticipated hiring needs.

Boone County Sheriff’s Department patrols all of Boone County with a land mass of approximately 288 square miles.  The Sheriff is in charge of the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of enforcing federal and state laws, as well as local county ordinances within the unincorporated areas of the county.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is housed in the Public Safety Building in Belvidere, IL.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Office offers advanced training and opportunities such as SWAT, Drone Operators, Drug Enforcement, K9, Federal & State Taskforces, Accident Reconstruction, School Resource Officer, Hostage Negotiators, Crime Scene Investigators, Truck Enforcement and General Case Detectives.  All deputies who live within Boone County are issued a take home squad.

Applications are available at:

Applications will be available for purchase online until 10/9/19 – 2:00 PM

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Boone County SD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s license upon hiring.
  • Age Requirements:  Must have attained their 21st birthday and be under the age of 35, at the time of the last date for filing applications (10/9/19).
  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma, GED, or High School Proficiency Certificate.
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character
  • Eyesight:  Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all phases of the testing.
  • Residency:  Within thirty (30) days after completion of their probationary period, must reside within twenty-one (21) miles of the Public Safety Building located at 615 North Main St., Belvidere, Illinois. 

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.

Additional information will be provided in the application packet which can be downloaded at:

There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.

Applications are NOT available at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:

Orientation, Physical Ability and Written Examination:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Registration Starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation Starts at 8:30 AM

Physical Ability and Written Examination immediately following the Orientation


Belvidere High School

1500 East Avenue

Belvidere, IL 61008

Boone County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding employment. 

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