Career Opportunities

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information or background, marital status, military status, or other legally protected status. Each Lake County Sheriff's Office Supervisor is responsible for understanding and enforcing this policy.

The Chief of Legal Affairs will act as the Equal Employment Officer with the primary responsibility of ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to, and to address complaints confidentially. All questions regarding the Lake County Sheriff's Office policy and procedures in this area should be referred to the Chief of Legal Affairs.

Join the Team

If you would enjoy Keeping Lake County Safe, consider joining the Lake County Sheriff’s Office team. The LCSO’s diverse workforce serves over 125,000 residents in unincorporated Lake County and a number of contract communities. With a variety of positions, competitive salaries, terrific benefits, quality training opportunities and self-satisfaction, you too can become an integral part of Keeping Lake County Safe.

Current Openings

Please view current job openings with the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Merit Commission Application Deadline for Position of Deputy Sheriff is September 2, 2016 

If you submitted your application by 4:00 PM on September 2, 2016, the eligibility process and key dates are listed below.

Eligibility Process

Applicants must successfully complete the following: Mandatory Orientation, physical agility test, written entrance exam, oral interview, polygraph, psychological exam and background investigation.

The physical agility test requirements are outlined here.

Key Dates

Application Submissions: Monday, August 15, 2016, through Friday, September 2, 2016, at 4:00 PM

Mandatory Orientation

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Grayslake Central High School (auditorium)
400 N Lake Street
Grayslake, IL  60030
10:00 AM

Physical Agility Test

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Grayslake North High School
1925 N Route 83
Grayslake, IL  60030
10:00 AM

Written Exam

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Grayslake North High School
1925 N Route 83
Grayslake, IL  60030
1:00 PM


$30.94 hourly
If you are interested in our lateral transfer program, please see our Rules and Regulations Article VI, 6.07 (PDF) to see if you qualify. We are accepting applications.
The Merit Commission follows the Illinois State Police POWER (physical agility) test guidelines (PDF)

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.