McHenry County Sheriff Hiring Deputies

From the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Taking Applications for Sheriff’s Deputies

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for Sheriff’s deputies.

Individuals interested in a professional, rewarding career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply.

Testing will take place at Woodstock North High School on Saturday, April 15, 2017, doors open at 8:00 a.m. Applications and required documents must be received by Friday, March 31, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

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 or have a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicant must live in McHenry County or any bordering Illinois county, within one year of hiring.

Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office provide services through the Patrol Division, Investigations Division, and Special Services Division.

Currently, starting deputy’s salary is $28.51/ 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.


McHenry County Sheriff Hiring Deputies — 11 Comments

  1. It’s a great job, but it’s a union shop. Nothing wrong with it being a union shop except that I’ve heard that the clerks and dispatchers and squad mechanics and I think those white shirt cops inside the courthouse haven’t had a contract for over 2 years due to whatever stupid reason the county has with insurance and raises. I’m sure both sides will say it’s the other sides fault but one way or the other, the county is going to spend a ton of money in retro-pay for those people. Otherwise it’s a honorable profession

  2. I believe the dept pays well enough that it’s employees can afford to live in this county.
    If you aren’t a citizen, why would we expect you’ll do your sworn duty to up hold our Constitution?

  3. Nob; I was going to allow you to wallow in your lack of knowledge, but. The majority of police officers, NOT of whom I spoke above contract wise, have two jobs, one a part time job. The dispatchers are mostly ladies,and the records clerks are all ladies, many of whom are married so their income is a homes second income. All of the white shirts in the courthouse , I believe, are retired police officers from various departments within in and outside this county. That means that they have a pension AND are now STILL working at the courthouse as a second job along with their pensions to be able to live in this county. I asked; maybe you should too

  4. Bill Prim was doing courthouse security in Lake County before he ran for sheriff, and he has a nice pension from his days in Des Plaines. I know several retired cops who work security part time in the McHenry County Courthouse, and none of them do it because they have to do it to be able to afford living in McHenry County.

    It’s a low stress job that doesn’t pay too badly for what is required, and it gives them something to do.

  5. Az, my comment was not about your comment, and I’m aware of what you posted both times.
    I’d say that those that have a pension and are working the second time are doing so to keep busy and live a tad better than from just the pension.
    The pensions are enough, just not great typically.
    What life style are you looking for, Vacations aren’t cheap. lol

  6. The pension systems in the state tend to be generous, no question.
    Especially for the higher earning who should really not need much or so large of a pension.
    All the pension funds need adjustment, that’s a given.

  7. Let’s not forget in addition to the starting salary, many deputies get to drive a taxpayer funded patrol car to and from work!

    That little perk needs to end.

  8. Do the courthouse security jobs offer insurance? If so, that’s probably the main reason.

  9. IF they do, that would be a good reason to work, agreed. Insurance rates and costs are outrageous; they would probably eat up 1/3 of most pension checks paid to those people

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