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PATROL DEPUTY - Accepting Applications

07/01/2022

THE KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF PATROL DEPUTY YEAR-ROUND AND ONLINE. CLICK BELOW TO APPLY!

link to online employment application

Applications are also available at the Knox County Sheriff's Department, 152 S. Kellogg St, Galesburg, IL 61401

The Knox County Sheriff's Department Merit Commission has amended the Merit Rules regarding Hiring Requirements, Applications, Examinations and Testing.

Changes Regarding Applications, Examinations & Testing

Changes Regarding Requirements & Lateral Transfers

Duties of a Patrol Deputy

In addition to patrolling the 720 square miles of Knox County, the Patrol Division is responsible for responding to calls for service in the unincorporated areas of the County and in the local towns and villages that do not have a 24-hour police force. Some of the more common calls for service the patrol division responds to are:

Domestic Disturbances, Traffic Crashes, Crimes Against Persons (battery, assault, etc.), Property Crimes (burglary, theft, damage, etc.), Neighborhood Problems & Assisting Motorists.

When not handling calls for service, Patrol Deputies are also responsible for enforcing traffic and criminal laws, DUI enforcement, drug interdiction, executing arrest warrants and serving civil process. The Patrol Division routinely assists local law enforcement officers and the State Police.

The Patrol Division has numerous specialized assignments that a Deputy may apply for or be assigned to:

Investigations
K-9
D.A.R.E.
TRIAD (Elderly Service Program)
Juvenile Officer
Firearms Instructor
Training Officer
Search & Rescue Liaison
Taser Instructor
Field Training Officer (FTO) 

The Patrol Division also offers room for advancement and promotion. The current rank structure consists of four (4) Sergeants (3 patrol and 1 investigator), a Lieutenant and Captain. Officers must first meet the criteria for promotion and then complete the testing process established by the Knox County Merit Commission.

Current Patrol Deputy Benefits:

  • Starting wage of $23.38/hour(increases to $24.08/hour 12/1/2022)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 30 Mile Residency
  • Take Home Vehicle
  • Opportunity for Paid Overtime or Compensatory Time
  • Paid Training
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Personal Days & Sick Time
  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Labor Union
  • PB&PA Unit #101 Fraternal Membership
  • SLEP/IMRF Retirement Program
  • Initial Issue of Uniforms, Body Armor & Duty Weapon
  • Yearly Uniform & Equipment Allowance

 

For questions regarding employment or hiring procedures, contact:

Captain Brian Brady
Knox County Sheriff's Department
152. S. Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 345-3734