Peoria County Sheriff's Office: Auxiliary
The Peoria County Sheriff's Office has one of the best auxiliary deputy programs in the state of Illinois. Auxiliary deputies are a core of well-trained volunteers that compliment the County's public safety efforts by assisting with traffic control at public events such as the Prairie Air Show and the annual TT Races. In addition to the mobile auxiliary, the Sheriff's Office also has a mounted auxiliary that is an invaluable resource when the need arises. Volunteers in the mounted auxiliary provide their own suitable horse.
Currently, the Sheriff's Office has over two dozen Peoria County residents serving as auxiliary deputies, but as demand for their services increases, so does the need for more volunteers. Duties of an auxiliary deputy may include traffic control, parade escort, and public relations. Both mobile and mounted auxiliary receive firearms training.
The Sheriff's Office appreciates the dedication and commitment of its auxiliary force and recognizes these volunteers' efforts by honoring a mobile auxiliary deputy of the year and a mounted auxiliary deputy of the year at its annual awards banquet.
(Pictured at right): A mobile auxiliary deputy helps direct traffic on I-74 for the St. Jude Ride send-off, and mounted auxiliary deputies participate in Peoria County's annual Emergency Expo.
Auxiliary deputies are an important resource utilized by the Peoria County Sheriff's Office, and current services require additional deputies. Are you interested in becoming an Auxiliary Deputy? More details can be found in our brochure HERE, or by calling Lt. Mark Molleck at (309) 697-8515.