Pay is in accordance with our current labor contract, fiscal year starting 12/01/2019. LCSO labor contract expires 11/30/2020 with labor negotiations starting this summer.
*Pay for lateral hire is up to the listed amount, based on experience.
|Patrol Pay||Hourly||Annual |
|After 1 year||$25.28||$52,595.45|
|After 1 year||$24.16||$50,257.87|
12 days of holiday 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
Employees can accumulate up to 60 sick days. Employees are eligible for $300 annual perfect attendance bonus.
Patrol and Corrections 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 provided to all Patrol & Corrections employees and replaced by LCSO on an as needed basis.
Patrol Deputies are issued; Glock duty guns, pistol mounted light, holster, gun belt with accessories, a shotgun and a rifle with Aimpoint red dot sight.
Patrol employees are issued take home squads. 56% of the Patrol vehicle fleet is Ford Police Interceptor Sport Utility Vehicles. 44% are Dodge and Ford Sedans. 37% 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.
- 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
- 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.