A Correctional Officer must be 21 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent, a resident of Peoria County (or be willing to relocate within a year of being hired), and able to pass a series of tests. The tests include:
A written test (general aptitude) given by Bradley University
A physical ability test (Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report)
Applicant needs to turn in with Application a copy of their Birth Certificate and a copy of their High School Diploma or GED. These do not have to be certified copies. Also, if the Applicant was in any branch of the U.S. Military, provide a copy of their DD214.
Applications may be found online or picked up on the second floor of the Sheriff's Office, located at 301 N Maxwell Road, in Peoria, Illinois. Applications may be returned to the same location by mail or in person.
Salary & Benefits Information
Starting salary for a Correctional Officer is $40,350.58. The Peoria County Sheriff's Office provides health insurance (80/20) at a reasonable cost to the employee, which includes medical, dental, and vision, as well as a retirement package. Officers work five days per week, which could include weekends, since we are a 24 hour operation. Correctional Officers are assigned to any of three shifts.