Sheriff's Merit Commission

We are happy to advise you that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission is accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff.  
Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2018 until May 31, 2018

Only online applications will be accepted at
To view the Deputy Sheriff job posting and to apply, click on the link below.
There is a $25 application fee, payable online only at the time of application via the following link: 

In order to attend the mandatory orientation and physical agility test you must complete an online application and pay the application fee by May 31, 2018. 

Events to attends:


Orientation and Physical Agility Test
(The mandatory orientation and physical agility test will place all in one day)
Date: June 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM. 
Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM. 
Please note: The physical agility test will begin immediately following orientation 
Location: Grayslake North High School 
Address: 1925 N. Rt. 83 - Grayslake IL, 60030

Deputy Sheriff Written Examination 
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018 
Time: 12:00 PM 
Check-In: 10:30AM-11:45AM
Location: Grayslake North High School, student cafeteria 
Address: 1925 N. Rt. 83 - Grayslake IL, 60030
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Sheriff's Merit Commission at 847-377-2459. Thank you.


  • 9:30 a.m.
  • The 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Division of Transportation (unless otherwise noted)
    600 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL 60048

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Lake County Sheriff, with approval from the County Board, appoints members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission to serve 6-year terms:
  • Leo C. McCann, Chairperson
  • Kenneth Kessler, Vice-Chairperson
  • David A. Northern Sr., Secretary
  • Nick Gountanis, Treasurer
  • Deborah L. Goldberg, Commissioner
  • Jessica Rios, Executive Assistant


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

Mission Statement

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.
If you are interested in our lateral transfer program, please see our Rules and Regulations Article VI, 6.07 (PDF) to see if you qualify. We are accepting applications.

The Merit Commission follows the Illinois State Police POWER (physical agility) test guidelines (PDF

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.