Commission is responsible for testing and certification for all
sworn deputies and corrections officers. Applications for the
position of Sheriff’s Deputy or Corrections Officer are only
accepted after the Commission, by news release and/or classified
newspaper ad, states it is accepting applications.
Applications from those wishing
to apply for positions through the lateral transfer process are
accepted ONLY during the same posted time period. Please include
your letter requesting consideration for a lateral transfer with
your application. You must be a full time, currently employed,
officer with another department to be eligible for lateral
All applicants are notified in
writing of the testing date, time, and location and other
The general procedure is as
For Deputy Sheriff -
Notification of Applicant Testing
1. Physical agility test
2. Written test for those
who pass the physical test
3. Oral interview before the
Merit Commission for those who passed both the physical and
4. After this an individual
is either accepted or rejected by the Merit Commission for
the certification list to be given to the Sheriff as
certified for hiring.
For Corrections Officer
- Notification of Applicant
1. Written test
2. Oral interview before the
Merit Commission for those who passed the written test
3. Accepted or rejected for
the certified list to be given to the Sheriff for hiring.
For either position, the Sheriff
and his staff perform a background investigation, oral
interview, and other reviews as they deem necessary.
For all other positions in the
Sheriff’s Office, you may download the application form,
complete it, and bring it or mail it to Adams County Sheriff
Office, 521 Vermont Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301.