Special Notice

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is testing for the positions of Peace Officer, Jail Officer, and Telecommunicator (dispatch). Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office and need to be returned by Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. There is a physical agility test for the jail and patrol positions and a written test for all 3 positions. The test will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:30 am at the Murphysboro High School. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.  The application can be obtained here


The county sheriff manages a diverse staff of professional law enforcement personnel and a modern jail facility in Murphysboro, Illinois.  

The Sheriff's Department is responsible for keeping the peace, suppressing riots, breaches of peace, and the apprehending of criminals.

The Sheriff's Department offers a variety of services for the citizens of the county with crime prevention and community services being the primary responsibilities of the department.

Sheriff's officers serve all writs, warrants, summonses, orders and decrees.

The department also offers 24-hour emergency service through officers on patrol and officers monitoring the front desk.

Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. everday.  Inmates are limited to one 30 minute visit per week and visits will be conducted via the video visitation system.

Duties and responsibilities of the sheriff are specified in Illinois state statutes.


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