The Knox County Merit Commission is comprised of three members who are elected by the Knox County Board and serve for a 6-year term. Under Illinois Law (55 ILCS 5/3-8007) The Merit Commission has the duties of "certification for employment and promotion" as well "discipline or discharge" of employees of the Sheriff's Department.
"The Knox County Sheriff's Merit Commission adopts the policies of Knox County, Illinois, which it is an equal opportunity employer and that it shall strive to employ all employees in accordance with all laws, orders, rules and regulations pertaining to Illinois County Government, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry or handicap."
Knox County Merit Commission members: Chairman James H. Nelson, Member John Kennedy Member Darrin Pitchford
COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS: The Knox County Sheriff's Office conditionally accepts students for college internships. For more information on the internship program contact Captain Brian Brady @ (309) 345-3733.