Jail Employment

A Correctional Officer or Jail Technician must be 21 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent, a resident of Peoria County (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and able to pass a series of tests. The tests include:

  • A written test (general aptitude) given by Bradley University
  • A physical ability test (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report)
  • Background investigation
  • Oral interview
  • Polygraph
  • Pre-employment medical

Application Information

Applicant needs to turn in with Application a copy of their Birth Certificate and a copy of their High School Diploma or GED. These do not have to be certified copies. Also, if the Applicant was in any branch of the U.S. Military, provide a copy of their DD214.

Applications may be found online or picked up on the second floor of the Sheriff's Office, located at 301 N Maxwell Road, in Peoria, Illinois.   Applications may be returned to the same location by mail or in person.

Salary & Benefits Information

Starting salary for a Correctional Officer is $42,393.33. The Peoria County Sheriff's Office provides health insurance (80/20) at a reasonable cost to the employee, which includes medical, dental, and vision, as well as a retirement package. Officers work five days per week, which could include weekends, since we are a 24 hour operation. Correctional Officers are assigned to any of three shifts.

Salary is determined by union contract.