Career Information

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office periodically has openings for employment. Description of the job requirements, benefits, and where applications may be obtained for our various divisions are listed below. Check the Career Opportunities section of our website for current recruitments. Should you have any questions regarding employment for Commissioned, Jail, or Records positions, email Deborah Whetstone.

Job Descriptions


Records Clerk

Maintain statistics, reports, and jail population records, including updates of arrest and release information and Freedom of Information Act requests, both manually and via data entry, as assigned. Make copies and disburse to appropriate parties. Enter all tickets, jail incidents, missing persons, sex offenders, alias, gang entry, dog bites, runaways, stolen articles, property and vehicles, and visitors to inmates; input appropriate data into the LEADS, as needed. Retrieve files for attorneys visiting clients.
Enter police reports, warrants, and writs into computer system utilizing various software programs. Monitor and interact with inmate visitors. Assist with religious service procedures. Answer switch board, route calls, and takes messages. May be called upon to testify in court.

Special Projects Analyst

Plays a key role in improving business processes and documenting best practices. Understands Sheriff's Office business processes; recommends solutions for process improvement. Balances IT technical expertise with a general understanding of Peoria County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) procedures and objectives, providing innovative, efficient solutions.
Main point person for Odyssey software operations and other IT operations/equipment, such as body cameras, inmate debit cards, etc.
Seeks out grant funding opportunities, submits applications, monitors and submits grant reports as needed.

Commissioned Employment

A Deputy Sheriff must be 21 years or age, a U.S. Citizen, a High School graduate or equivalent, live within a 35 mile radius of the 4-way stop in Kickapoo IL (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and be able to pass a series of tests.

Fitness Test Information

Correctional Officer

A Correctional Officer or Jail Technician must be 20 years or age, a U.S. Citizen, a High School graduate or equivalent, live within a 35 mile radius of the 4-way stop in Kickapoo IL (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and be able to pass a series of tests.

Fitness Test Information

Search and Rescue Volunteer

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

  1. No felony convictions
  2. No pending misdemeanor or felony court cases
  3. High school diploma or GED certificate.  
  4. Legal United States citizen with a valid driver’s license
  5. Standing for long periods of times, up to 3 hours or more.
  6. Prolonged periods of time outdoors, exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold
  7. Navigating extreme terrain, during extreme conditions.