Skip to content

Quick Results for ''

Featured Content

Connect with the Sheriff on Facebook

Become a fan at facebook.com/peoriacountysheriffsoffice. The PCSO is also on Twitter. Follow us at twitter.com/pcso1. Get important news about road closures, wanted criminals, Amber Alerts, and emergency information.

Peoria County Sheriff’s Office: Patrol Unit

Patrol Car

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 480-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 39 deputies cover four shifts on the streets. The average deputy sheriff for Peoria County has 12 years, 11 months, and 1 day of service. The average patrol lieutenant has 23 years, 7 months, and 9 days of service; almost 9 years of this service as a lieutenant. PCSD MotorcycleThe Patrol Division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition to the unincorporated areas of Peoria County, patrol is also conducted within several municipalities that have contracted with the Sheriff's Office for this service. Deputies assigned to the Patrol Division may also be assigned to the Central Illinois Emergency Response Team (CIERT), Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS), Drug Interdiction Response Team (DIRT), motorcycle unit, and/or bicycle patrol.

 

K-9 Unit

Deputies continually receive extensive training and many learn special skills that require even additional training. Deputies serve as State of Illinois certified Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Drug Recognition Experts, and K-9 deputies (Deputy Kenny and his partner Omen are pictured at right). 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

Featured Content

Connect with the Sheriff on Facebook

Become a fan at facebook.com/peoriacountysheriffsoffice. The PCSO is also on Twitter. Follow us at twitter.com/pcso1. Get important news about road closures, wanted criminals, Amber Alerts, and emergency information.

Local Weather

Temp
Rel Hum
Condition
Wind
61602