DeWitt County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Deputy and Correctional Officer Application
Deadline 5/5/2017 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the DeWitt County Merit Commission, and the DeWitt County Merit Commission retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the DeWitt County Merit Commission. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

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: $41,825 for Deputy Sheriff (as of 4/1/2017); $35,493 for Correctional Officer (as of 4/1/2017) -OR-

Previously Certified Starting Salary: $45,225 for Deputy Sheriff; $40,077 for Correctional Officer

Benefits Include: Paid vacation, holiday, sick leave, medical is also available with pay, life insurance and 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;
  • $40.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Attend a mandatory State of Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) Test and written test administration on Saturday, May 20th, 2017.
  • 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.   


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 Friday, May 5th, 2017 @ 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. 


Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:
As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline. 

The DeWitt County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.