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Patrol Officer


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting

applications for patrol officer testing and lateral transfer.

Due to the pandemic, those who turned in an application

last summer will not need to turn in another. New applicants

will have until April 12, 2021 to get applications in. All testing

applicants will be contacted with a date/time and place of

physical testing.

Applications may be obtained at the Henry County Sheriff’s

Office, 311 West Center St., Cambridge, IL 61238 or

download an application from (Sheriff’s

Office then to Employment)

Basic Qualifications:  21 years of age; US Citizen: High

School Graduate or the equivalent; or must have two or more years

of college with degree or certification from accredited college

and/or Honorable discharge from United States Military (copies

of all diplomas/certifications and/or DD-214) required with

application if you are under 21 years of age; good physical condition;

 possess a valid Illinois driver license; MUST NOT have a criminal record;

 must reside in Henry County within 6 months of appointment. Components of the testing process include an extensive back ground investigation, power test, written examination, oral examination, psychological examination, and a pre-employment physical. Those candidates whose applications are accepted will receive notification of the testing dates and times. Attendance and a passing score are mandatory for all phases of the testing in order to be eligible for subsequent testing.

Deadline for applications will be Monday, April 12, 2021

@ 4:00pm. Only fully completed applications will be accepted

Questions can be directed to Captain Kelan Wells @


            Henry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






The Henry County Sheriff’s Department will accept applications for the position of part-time Jail Cook in the Sheriff’s Department. This position will work approximately 10-20 hours per week. For additional information regarding this position please contact Angie DeGroot at (309)937-3621. Applications may be obtained during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County Courthouse, Cambridge, IL or may be printed from this website.(see below)





To print application click here