Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission
500 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
PLEASE NOTE: THE MERIT COMMISSION OFFICE HAS TEMPORARILY MOVED TO THE CENTRAL PERMIT FACILITY AT 500 W. WINCHESTER ROAD, LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FILL OUT A DEPUTY SHERIFF INTEREST FORM AND IT DOES NOT OPEN, PLEASE EMAIL THE ADDRESS ABOVE WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE, AND YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE PLACED ON AN INTEREST CARD MANUALLY. THANK YOU.
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission to provide professional, high quality, and effective personnel to the Sheriff’s Office. We, the members of the Commission, believe that our work has a vital impact on the quality of life in our community. By recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Commission promotes and encourages a policy of professional individual excellence. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect.
On September 14, 1965 the Lake County Board enacted an ordinance creating the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission. The Merit Commission is a quasi-judicial administrative agency. It operates independently of both the Sheriff and the County Board, administering a system along recognized principles of public employment, promotion and discipline, as prescribed by state statute and county ordinance.
What we do:
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is charged with the screening of all applicants seeking appointment to the office of Deputy Sheriff
Administer written examinations for promotion within the Department
Conduct hearings on disciplinary charges brought before the Commission
Other administrative duties
Who we are:
Marion L. Watson, Chairperson
Leo C. McCann, Vice-Chairperson
Michael Miceli, Secretary
John Matijevich, Member
Hank Bogdala, Member
Susan Rankin, Executive Secretary
The Lake County Sheriff, with approval from the County Board, appoints members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission to serve six-year terms.
Regular meetings are open to the public and held on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00AM at the Division of Transportation in Libertyville, IL unless Notice is given otherwise.
If you are currently in law enforcement and looking for growth opportunities to enhance your career, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. You will need to complete the transfer application, the employment application, and the release forms to the right of this page under "related links". You will also need a copy of your birth certificate, high school diploma (or GED) and a copy of your law enforcement certificate.
Specific requirements include:
Are currently employed as a Deputy Sheriff or Municipal Police Officer, and
Are in good standing in their department, and
Have two years of full-time, continuous experience with a law enforcement agency, the definition of which includes, but is not limited to, authority to make arrest and carry firearms; and
Have successfully completed the Illinois Basic Police Officer Training, or successfully completed the Basic Police Officer Training Program which can be transferred and accepted by the Illinois State Training Board.
All required documents can be mailed to the address above. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 21, 2014
We are not currently accepting entry applications for Deputy Sheriff. If you are interested in the position of Deputy Sheriff, please fill out the online Deputy Sheriff Interest Form under "Related Links" and you will be contacted when the next application process begins.
Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer