Patrol Deputies & IL Certified Deputies

Yorkville, IL
Kendall County Sheriff's Office

Application Deadline: 06/01/2023

Entry Level and Lateral

Application and testing sign-ups may be made online at:


Entry Level: $64,771.03
Lateral: up to $94,187 (based on union contract and experience)

Sworn: 55 (Patrol Division)
Population: 134,867


  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States
  • Driver’s License: Must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s license upon hiring
  • Age Requirements: Be twenty-one (21) years of age. An applicant may apply at age twenty (20), provided that no applicant shall be eligible for employment certification until their 21st birthday. There is no maximum age
  • Education: Must have a High School Diploma or have a certification of equivalency
  • Character: Must have no felony convictions, nor domestic violence criminal convictions, nor any misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude (50 ILCS 705/6), nor dishonorable discharge (U.S. Army RE-4 separation classification or equivalent) from the military
  • Eyesight: Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20, free of color and night blindness
  • Testing: Must be able to participate and successfully complete all phases of the testing which includes a physical agility test, written examination, oral interview, psychological evaluation, medical test, preemployment drug screening and background investigation which includes a polygraph
  • P.O.W.E.R. Test: successfully pass a Police Officer’s Wellness Evaluation Report. (see complete posting for more details) – NOTE: P.O.W.E.R. Test is not required for lateral applicants

To view the full recruitment timeline, application and testing instructions please visit our website at:

For interested applicants the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Recruitment Open House on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Please see website for more information