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Peoria County Sheriff’s Office: Patrol Unit

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The Patrol Division is the backbone of the Sheriff's Office. Newly commissioned deputies begin their law enforcement career in this division, after successfully completing the 560-hour Basic Law Enforcement Class at the University of Illinois' Police Training Institute. Upon graduating the police academy, new deputies also complete 14 weeks of field training.

  • Six Lieutenants and 35 Deputies are assigned to the Patrol Division to provide police services 24 hrs a day, seven days a week
  • Areas of police patrols and services include:
    • Unincorporated Peoria County
    • Municipalities, towns, and villages located within Peoria County
    • Contracted Police Service Districts

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    • Deputies may also be tasked with other assignments that require addition specialized training
      • Central Illinois Emergency Response Team (CIERT)
      • Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS)
      • Traffic Accident Investigator (TAI)
      • Crisis Intervention
      • Highway Enforcement Awareness Team (HEAT)
      • Motorcycle Unit
      • ATV Unit
      • Bicycle Patrol
      • K9
  • Detectives and Crime Scene/Lab technicians are selected from the ranks of the patrol deputies.
  • For information on how to apply for employment as a Peoria County Deputy Sheriff, please click here

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