Sheriff’s Deputy – Lateral Entry

Rockford, IL
Winnebago County Sheriff's Department

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Lateral Entry Sheriff’s Deputy. The successful applicant will perform the duties and responsibilities of a Sheriff’s Deputy. You must be a certified peace officer in the State of Illinois, or similar certification in another state.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be certified as a peace officer
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license upon which the applicant may legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of Illinois.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony nor any other crime which would prevent the applicant from attending a certified academy for basic police training under the Illinois Police Training Act (50 ILSC 705/1 et seq.) or which would prevent the applicant from legally possessing a firearm.

Applicants must successfully pass the following examinations

  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Medical Examination