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DEPUTY SHERIFF'S

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Merit Commission is responsible for preparing and maintaining an alphabetical list of all qualified candidates.  The list is normally established after candidates successfully complete a physical agility test and a written exam.  A background investigation and oral interview are also included in the hiring process.  Unless the eligibility list is exhausted, it will remain in effect for a period of two (2) years. 

Further, applicants who have served with another sheriff’s office, police department or other law enforcement agency may, at the sole discretion of the Merit Commission, be certified to the Sheriff for appointment as deputy sheriff. Lateral Transfer applications are accepted on a continual basis. Transfer applicants must successfully complete a background investigation and pass an oral interview conducted by the Merit Commission. Click here PDF Document to download the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office Employment Application for Lateral Transfers.

Deputy Sheriff’s must be 21 years of age and complete a 12-week (480 hours) training at the Police Training Institute, which is followed by riding with a Field Training Officer for another fourteen weeks before being able to patrol on their own.  A candidate who is twenty (20) years of age and possesses an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Law Enforcement, or related law enforcement field, and will attain his/her 21st birthday during the probationary period may qualify as eligible. 

Applications for employment as a Deputy Sheriff can be obtained at the following location:


Rock Island County Sheriff's Office
Merit Commission
1317 - 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Applications are not accepted as an ongoing process. Announcements for position openings for Deputy Sheriff will be posted on this website and will be made available through a variety of media sources.

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CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

Correctional Officer candidates must successfully complete the interview process, background investigation and physical fitness requirements.

Applicants who are certified as Correctional Officers with the State of Illinois must successfully pass the interview process, background investigation and physical fitness requirements to be considered for employment. A resume and proof of certification must accompany the application.

Correctional Officers must be 18 years of age and complete a five-week off-site training program through the Police Training Institute, which is followed by a three month in-house training program.

Applications must be returned to the Sheriff’s Office by US mail or in person.

Click here PDF Document the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office Employment Application for Correctional Officers.

Applications should be mailed to:

Rock Island County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Jail Administrator
1317 - Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201



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Gerald Bustos - Sheriff
Rock Island County Justice Center (map ExternalLink.gif)
1317 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201

24 Hour Non-Emergency Phone: (309) 794-1230      Fax: (309) 794-9979
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday