Sheriff Employment Opportunities

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for

Patrol and Corrections Deputies

Corrections Salary: $44,345.18

Patrol Salary: $46,407.74

Sworn Personnel: 32


All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Merit Commission:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Must be of sound character, without criminal convictions;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age by March 4th 2019
  • High school diploma or certificate of equivalency;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Patrol Candidates Must pass the Illinois P.O.W.E.R. test (this Pre-Employment Condition is not required at the time of application);
  • Must be available on Tuesday March 12th 2019 to participate in a mandatory written examination;
  • Residency Requirement: Within one year of hire date, full-time employees (not assigned a County vehicle for work purposes), shall have the opportunity to reside within Lee County, or within a 15-mile radius of the work location (defined as the Lee County Sheriff's Office: 306 S. Hennepin, Dixon, IL 61021). Employees are encouraged to live within the borders of Lee County. Full-time employees issued a County vehicle for work purposes shall live within the boundaries of Lee County;  


Submission of Application:


Applications can be downloaded HERE

or by contacting Chief Deputy David Glessner at (815) 284-5218 ext. 7


Applications MUST be received by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department (306 S. Hennepin, Dixon, IL 61021). By Monday, March 4th 2019 @ 4:00 PM (CST).


The Lee County, IL Sheriff's Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.