February 1, 2023

Now Accepting Applications for Sheriff’s Deputy

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Sheriff’s Deputy. Individuals interested in a professional and rewarding career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. A mandatory orientation, followed by the written exam and POWER test, will take place at Woodstock North High School at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office provide services through the Patrol, Investigations, and Special Services Divisions. Currently, starting salary is $67,892 annually, with top pay at $103,327. Benefits also include paid holidays, paid vacation time, and options for major medical insurance. Deputies must live within McHenry County to be eligible for a take-home car.

Applications for Sheriff’s Deputies can be found at www.mchenrysheriff.org/join-us. The minimum qualifications to apply are:

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age at hiring.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicant must live in McHenry County or any bordering Illinois or Wisconsin county, within one year of hiring. 

Applicants must submit their application, a $25.00 non-refundable application fee and required paperwork online at www.mchenrysheriff.org/join-us/employment-application by 12:00 p.m. on April 21, 2023. Paper applications and check (made payable to County of McHenry) can be mailed to:

McHenry County Merit Commission
ATTN: Holly Eddy
2200 N. Seminary Ave
Woodstock, IL 60098

Applications for lateral transfers are being accepted on a continual basis.  If you have questions after referring to our website, please contact Holly Eddy at (815) 334-4219 for additional information on the testing and hiring process.