Correctional Deputy

Correctional Officer
Knox County Sheriff's Office - Galesburg, Illinois

Feb 7, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Feb 5, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$21.31 hourly

Job Description


Thank you for your interest in the Correctional Deputy position. A completed application must be submitted to the Knox County Sheriff's Department for consideration.

We have applications available at the following locations:

Our website:

In person at Knox County Law Enforcement Center 152 S. Kellogg St Galesburg


Correctional Officers employed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department are sworn Deputies assigned to the Correctional Division.

Correctional Officers are responsible for the day-to-day operations and security at the Knox County Jail.

Operations in the Jail are conducted from three main areas: Booking Room, Secure Area (Inmate Pods) and the Control Room.

Duties of a Correctional Deputies are:

  • Protecting Knox County Jail from Security Breaches
  • Maintaining General Order and Protecting Inmates
  • Booking Arrests (Fingerprints, Photograph, etc.)
  • Conducting Cell Checks and Searches
  • Prisoner Transportation
  • Maintaining Prisoner Records and Property
  • Serving Arrest Warrants
  • Coordinating Inmate Programs
  • Controlling inmate and visitor movement in facility

The Correctional Division offers opportunities for advancement. The rank structure consists of three shift Sergeants, Chief of Operations and Jail Administrator.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School
  • Experience: Training Provided

Contact Informaton

Jason Landers

Knox County Sheriff's Office
152 S Kellogg St
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
phone: 3093453733

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