Employment Benefits

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View a PDF of our current employment benefits as of 6/6/2021

View our OLD labor contract.  New labor contract was ratified 5/20/2021, awaiting publication.  


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Employment Benefits


WAGES 

Pay is in accordance with our current labor contract, fiscal year starting 12/01/2019 06/06/2021.  LCSO labor contract expires 11/30/2022.  

*Pay for lateral hire is up to the listed amount, based on experience.

Patrol Pay
Hourly
Annual 
Starting
$22.75 $24.03
$47,335.90 $50,000
After 1 year
$25.28
$52,595.45
Lateral Hire*
$25.84
$53,764.23
Max Pay after 18 years
$33.15
$68,958.47

       

Corrections
Hourly
Annual
Starting
$21.74 $22.59
$45,232.08 $47,000
After 1 year
$24.16
$50,257.87
Lateral Hire*
$24.72
$51,426.66
Max Pay after 18 Years
$32.02 $32.51
$66,620.00 $67,620.90


Tele-CommunicationsHourlyAnnual
Starting$21.74$45,232.08
After 1 year$24.16$50,257.87
Lateral Hire*$24.72$51,426.66
Max Pay after 23 years$32.02$66,620.90

HOLIDAY PAY

12 days of holiday pay at 12 hours per day, paid in a separate payroll check, in the first payroll period each December.  If a paid holiday falls on a regularly scheduled shift day, the employee works that shift, i.e. cannot take a vacation day on a paid holiday.  If a paid holiday falls on a regularly scheduled day off, the employee does not have to work, i.e. will not be called in for overtime.    

VACATION

Max vacation benefit after completing 15 years of service = 228 hours/19 shifts

SICK TIME

Employees can accumulate up to 60 sick days.  Employees are eligible for $300 annual perfect attendance bonus.

WORK SCHEDULE

Patrol and Corrections work 12-hour shifts in a two-week rotating schedule.

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WORK ENVIRONMENT

PATROL

Patrol Deputies provide law enforcement services throughout Lee County’s 729 square miles.

CORRECTIONS

Corrections Deputies work in a brand new 96-bed facility, opened in October 2019.  

UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT & VEHICLES

Uniforms provided to all Patrol & Corrections employees and replaced by LCSO on an as needed basis. 

Patrol and Corrections are issued; Glock 9mm service pistols, pistol mounted light, holster, gun belt with accessories.  Pistol red dot sights are authorized as an individual officer purchase item.  

Patrol Deputies are issued a a semi-automatic rifle with Aimpoint red dot sight as well as a shotgun.      

Patrol Deputies are issued take home squads.  72% of the Patrol vehicle fleet are Ford Police Interceptor Sport Utility Vehicles.  28% are Dodge and Ford Sedans.  28% of the Patrol fleet are either unmarked vehicles or slick top vehicles.  All patrol vehicles are leased and rotated out of the inventory towards the end of their leases.     

PATROL COLLATERAL DUTIES 

-    Field Training Officer

-    In-Service Training Instructors (Firearms, Taser, Less Lethal, D.U.I. & Control Tactics) 

-    Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.) Officer

-    Accident Reconstruction Officer

-    Juvenile Officer

-    K-9 Handler

-    Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Team Members

-    Designated Marksman  

-    Crisis Negotiation Member

-    College Resource Officer

RETIREMENT

Patrol & Corrections are under the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF): Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Personnel (SLEP) Plan 

View IMRFs website

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Lee County’s provider is Blue Cross/Blue Shield 

Health Insurance covers Medical and Dental

Insurance is a PPO plan and there is availability for a Cafeteria plan (FSA) for out of pocket medical expenses. 

Plans range from Single, Single plus one or Family.