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Will County Sheriff Accepting Applications for Deputies

Anyone interested in becoming a deputy sheriff has until April 1 to apply.

The Will County Sheriff's Merit Commission is now accepting applications for deputy sheriffs, through April 1, 2014. 

The commission will take 275 applications, with 50 spots held open for military applicants who meet the new requirement of military experience without the college requirement. The test will close when that limit is reached. 

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, with a valid driver's license. Applications can be downloaded from the Sheriff’s website under “Employment Opportunities”and then click on “Deputy Sheriff.” Applications may also be picked up from the courthouse or the Merit Commission Office, 57 N. Ottawa, Suite 502, Joliet.

Applications must have official sealed college transcripts and/or DD214/DD215 and processing fee attached.  Mail or hand deliver the application and requirements to the Will County Merit Commission at the address listed on the application before the deadline. 

Physical agility test will be held May 31, 2014 with information to follow after passing the written.

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Lenny Kravitz March 04, 2014 at 06:05 PM
Militarized law enforcement? What could go wrong. There should also be a common sense component to the test.
Dan kennison March 05, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Were Paul and Ken not paying attention at yesterday's meeting where they lost the arbitration hearing. They are now 6.1 million dollars over budget. Based on their past, they did not set aside money for this hearing probability so going to the County Board "hat in hand" is there only choice unless they plan on laying off employees. There is an election in 2 weeks. I hope the voters of Will County think long and hard about how the current management is operating and what maintaining the status quo will mean to hard working taxpayers.
Eric Blair March 05, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Lenny, I think there is a test for common sense. When they fail they are hired.
Eric Blair March 05, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Concerning the election in a couple weeks voters need to look closely at the candidates and their platforms. Nick Ficarello has impressive credentials including much interaction with federal agencies. We need a sheriff who will stand up to the “Feds” not one who would allow them to run over us. Increasingly the federal government has been positioning itself as our absolute ruler. This is unconstitutional and has only come about due to local sheriffs not concerning themselves with the rights of the individual states under the U.S. Constitution, tenth amendment. Most sheriffs have no clue to the limits placed on federal L.E. agencies that are routinely ignored. Do we want a sheriff who will most likely cooperate fully with these people without question? Then there’s candidate Steve Egan. He’ll be even more dangerous to our liberties. He advocates asset forfeiture of those suspected of drug crime. Forfeiture laws in these cases allow the L.E.A. (here, the sheriff) to confiscate the property of anyone suspected of drug crimes without due process. The burden of proof is upon the suspect to prove he/she legally acquired said property. Even if a suspect is innocent of all charges the legal fees have the potential of bankrupting them. Running a department based on confiscated property invites corruption. A person running for office with this being a large part of his platform is definitely someone to avoid. Scratch these two off the list for consideration. Just my humble opinion.

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