- Sheriff's Department
- Employment Benefits
Pay is in accordance with our current labor contract, fiscal year starting 12/01/2022. LCSD labor contract expires 11/30/2023.
*Pay for lateral hire is up to the listed amount, based on experience.
|Patrol Pay||Hourly||Annual |
|After 1 year||$26.30||$54,719.98|
|Max Pay after 18 years||$34.49||$71,743.96|
|After 1 year||$25.13||$52,287.97|
|Max Pay after 18 Years||$33.82||$70,352.36|
|After 1 year||$24.97||$51,955.46|
|Max Pay after 23 years||$33.11||$68,871.19|
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.
Max vacation benefit after completing 15 years of service = 228 hours/19 shifts for a 12hr employee
Employees can accumulate up to 60 sick days. Employees are eligible for $300 annual perfect attendance bonus.
Patrol, Corrections & T/Cs work 12-hour shifts in a two-week rotating schedule.
Patrol Deputies provide law enforcement services throughout Lee County’s 729 square miles.
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
Patrol & Corrections are under the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF): Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Personnel (SLEP) Plan
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.