Sheriff's Office
Dustin D. Heuerman, County Sheriff

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Do you have what it takes to be successful in this challenging, yet rewarding, career?

Champaign County Sheriff's Deputies

Correctional Officers hired in 2021 are eligible for a sign-on bonus of $5,000 - $2,500 after successfully completing field training and $2,500 after successfully completing a 3-year contract.


For those interested in a career in criminal justice, there are a variety of opportunities at the Sheriff’s office. If you’re interested in a rewarding career where you can make a true difference in our community, look no further!

Law Enforcement Deputy and Correctional Officer Applicant Testing

The Sheriff’s office allows candidates to test year-round for the positions of deputy sheriff and corrections deputy. Both deputies and correctional officers are required to be at least 21 years of age at the time of employment and have no felony convictions. Upon employment, deputies are required to live within Champaign County and corrections officers are required to live in Champaign County or a surrounding county bordering Champaign County. Starting salary in 2021 for a patrol deputy is approximately $53,954 and for a correctional officer is approximately $43,577.

To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to,
select Law Enforcement or Corrections and sign up for the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

What to expect at the website:

  • Completion of the application process
  • Review all information related to the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Deputy or Correctional Officer position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level test.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the department’s eligibility list. The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the selection process as the opportunity arises, including an interview, physical agility test (for patrol deputy candidates), an in-depth background check, psychological exam, and medical exam.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office where the final decisions are made.

More information on each of these positions can be found here:

Champaign County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Deputy Recruitment Packet

Champaign County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer Recruitment Packet

Court Security Officer

Applications for Court Security Officer are accepted when there is an opening. Openings will be listed on Champaign County’s page: Court Security Officers must be at least 21 years of age at the time of employment and must live in Champaign County. Starting salary in 2021 for a Court Security Officer is approximately $41,948.

Support Positions

There are a variety of support positions at the Sheriff’s office. Some include records clerk, visitation clerk, administrative assistant, master control operator and data/crime analyst. Applications for these positions are accepted when there is an advertised opening. Openings will be listed on Champaign County’s page: .

All final candidates are required to go through a comprehensive background check.