Press Release- Taking Applications for Merited Deputy Sheriff

3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is currently taking applications for Merited Deputy Sheriff. Individuals interested in a professional, rewarding career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply.

 The orientation, physical agility test and written exam will take place on April 20, 2019.  
Check in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the orientation will begin at 9:00 a.m.

 The exam will take place at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock, Illinois.  You will be required to show a State issued photo ID to check in.  If you are planning to test with us, you must submit your application, $25.00 non-refundable application fee (checks made payable to County of McHenry), and required paperwork by 4:30 p.m. March 29, 2019.    DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE EXAM.   

Applications for Sheriff's deputies can be found at  The minimum qualifications to apply are:


  • Applicant must be 21 years of age at hiring.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Applicant must live in McHenry County or any bordering Illinois county, within one year of hiring.


Currently, starting deputy's salary is $29.80/ hour, with paid holidays, paid vacation time and options for major medical insurance.

 Applicants must return the required documents, found online, to:

McHenry County Merit Commission

ATTN:Holly Eddy

2200 N. Seminary Ave Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815) 334-4219 Fax: (815) 334-4646


 If you still have questions after referring to our website, please contact Holly Eddy for additional information on the testing and hiring process.


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