Records Employment

A Records/Clerical Reception Clerk must be at least 18 years of age, be a High School Graduate or equivalent, and be able to satisfactorily complete a series of tests. The tests include:

  • An oral interview
  • A written test
  • A background investigation
  • A polygraph
  • A pre-employment medical exam


To maintain and update the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) and manual criminal arrest records, computerized report system for police, jail, and accident files, photo ID system, crime and jail statistics; to respond to citizens; identify warrant information and disburse inmate monies.

Processes served and recalled warrants, and hit confirmation for law enforcement personnel. Contacts Circuit Clerk to verify validity of warrants. Processes new warrants.

Completes record checks and mugshot checks on new warrants received. Prepares reports for walk in citizens, phone in reports, takes requested vacation checks and accident copies from citizens, and collects fees for proper response for Freedom of Information Act requests.

Maintain statistics, reports, and jail population records, including updates of arrest and release information and Freedom of Information Requests, both manually and via data entry, as assigned. Makes copies, and disburse to appropriate parties. Also, enters all tickets, jail incidents, missing persons, sex offenders, alias, gang entry, dog bites, runaways, stolen articles, property and vehicles, and visitors to inmates; inputting appropriate data into the LEADS, as needed. Retrieve files for attorneys visiting clients.

Enters police reports, warrants, and writs into computer system utilizing various software programs.

Monitor and interact with inmate visitors. Assists with religious service procedures.

Provides direction and/or training for new employees, volunteers, and part-time records clerks, as needed.  Answers switch board, route all calls, and takes messages.

May be called upon to testify in court.

Application Information

The Sheriff's Office will be accepting applications for this position until 24 April 2023.  Applicants can Apply Online.

Salary & Benefit Information

Starting salary for employees in the Records Division is $32,847.36. 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. Clerks work five days per week, which could included weekends. Clerks may be assigned to 1st or 2nd shift. The current hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Salary is determined by union contract.