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We accept applications year round for this position.  Applicants will receive notice of test dates when set. An application can be completed using the following link. Application Form

Applicants that are currently employed as a full-time deputy sheriff or municipal officer, are in good standing in their department, successfully completed a Basic Police Officer Training Program, have a minimum of 1 year of full-time continuous experience and have completed the probationary period with a law enforcement agency in which the applicant received their certification (the definition of which includes the authority to arrest and carry firearms) can apply for placement on the eligibility list at any time.  Applicants approved by the Merit Commission shall be placed on the Eligibility List for a period of one year.   Lateral Application Form

We are currently accepting Applications for the merited deputy sheriff testing which will be held on April 20th, 2019

Minimum Qualifications to Apply (as set forth by the merit commission):

  • 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. 

Documents needed for employment:

  • Completed Sheriff's Office Application
  • Upon hiring applicant must possess a valid FOID (Firearms Owner's Identification Card).
  • Copy of Valid Driver's License
  • Copy of Birth Certificate/ US Citizenship Paperwork
  • Copy of High School Diploma/ GED
  • Copy of High School Transcripts
  • Copy of College Diploma (if applicable)
  • Copy of College Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Copy of Military Discharge DD214 (if applicable)
  • $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Merit Commission Testing

POWER Test Card will NOT be accepted.

  • Written Exam (Standard and content to be determined by the Merit Commission)

Additional Information can be found on the McHenry County Web Site by clicking HERE

Applicants who successfully complete the Merit Commission Testing will be placed on an eligibility list which is certified for one year.  The candidates on the eligibility list  are not ranked, but are listed in alphabetical order.  The Sheriff may hire any person on the eligibility list as they deem appropriate. 

Candidates who are offered a position with the Sheriff's Office will be subject to oral interview, background investigation, psychological evaluation, physical exam, and drug screening.  Additional procedures and exams may be required by The Sheriff of McHenry County at their sole discretion.

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