Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission
18 N. County Street, 7th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
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It is the mission of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission to provide professional, high quality, and effective personnel to the Sheriff’s Office. We, the members of the Commission, believe that our work has a vital impact on the quality of life in our community. By recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Commission promotes and encourages a policy of professional individual excellence. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect.
On September 14, 1965 the Lake County Board enacted an ordinance creating the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission. The Merit Commission is a quasi-judicial administrative agency. It operates independently of both the Sheriff and the County Board, administering a system along recognized principles of public employment, promotion and discipline, as prescribed by state statute and county ordinance.
What We Do
- The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is charged with the screening of all applicants seeking appointment to the office of Deputy Sheriff
- Administer written examinations for promotion within the Department
- Conduct hearings on disciplinary charges brought before the Commission
- Other administrative duties
Who We Are
- Marion L. Watson, Chairperson
- Leo C. McCann, Vice-Chairperson
- Michael Miceli, Secretary
- John Matijevich, Commissioner
- Kenneth Kessler, Commissioner
- Susan Rankin, Executive Secretary
The Lake County Sheriff, with approval from the County Board, appoints members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission to serve six-year terms.
Regular meetings are open to the public and held on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00AM at the Division of Transportation in Libertyville, IL unless Notice is given otherwise.
We are not currently accepting entry applications for Deputy Sheriff. If you are interested in the position of Deputy Sheriff, please fill out the online Deputy Sheriff Interest Form under "Related Links" and you will be contacted when the next application process begins.
The Merit Commission follows the Illinois State Police POWER (physical agility) test guidelines. Please see Physical Fitness Requirement for more information.
Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.