Employment

Sheriff Employment

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office will be testing for deputy sheriff on 02/24/24.  There will be a physical agility test at 8:00 a.m., hosted in the Augustana College PepsiCo Center, which is located at the following address:

Augustana College PepsiCo Center
1025 30th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201

The written test will also be on 02/24/24 at 11:00 a.m., which will be held at:

Rock Island County Sheriff's Office
1317 3rd Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201

Deputy Sheriff Testing Application


Deputy Sheriffs

2020 Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report (PDF)

The Rock Island County Sheriff's Merit Commission is responsible for preparing and maintaining an alphabetical list of all qualified candidates. The list is established after candidates successfully complete a physical agility test and a written examination. A background investigation, oral interview, psychological examination, health and physical functionality examination, and passing of a drug test are requirements to be considered for employment. Unless the eligibility list is exhausted, it will remain in effect for a period of two years.

Applicants who have served with another sheriff's office, police department or other law enforcement agency may, at the sole discretion of the Merit Commission, be certified to the Sheriff as an eligible candidate as a deputy sheriff. Deputy Sheriff Applications are accepted on a continual basis. Transfer applicants must successfully complete a background investigation, oral interview, psychological examination, health and physical functionality examination, and passing of a drug test are requirements to be considered for employment. and pass an oral interview conducted by the Merit Commission.

Deputy Sheriffs must be 21 years of age and successfully complete a 16-week (640 hours) certified Illinois Police Academy, followed by a Field Training Officer program for another fourteen weeks. There is a one-year probationary period that must be successfully completed. Candidates must be twenty (21) years of age and possess the ability to meet the requirements for the position. Once an agency physical agility test and written test date is determined, applicants will be contacted.

Click on the attached  application. Upon completion, the application can be returned via email to application@ricosheriff.org or mailed to:

Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Deputy Sheriff Application
1317 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Correctional Officers

Correctional Officers must be 21 years of age and complete an 8-week (320 hours) off-site training program through a State of Illinois certified Correctional Academy, which is followed by a three-month in-house training program.

Applicants who are certified as Correctional Officers with the State of Illinois must successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, health and physical functionality examination, and passing of a drug test all of which are requirements to be considered for employment. A resume is also recommended. 

Click on the attached application. Upon completion, the application can be returned via email to application@ricosheriff.org or mailed to:

Rock Island County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Jail Administrator
1317 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Civilian Employment (Telecommunicator, Maintenance, Administrative Assistant, or Bailiff)

The Rock Island County Sheriff's Office continuously accepts applications for the above listed positions. Once we have an opening, candidates will be notified accordingly.

Click on the attached application.  Upon completion, the application can be returned via email to application@ricosheriff.org or mailed to:

Rock Island County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Administrative Captain
1317 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201