Deputy Sheriff Cadet Program (DSCP)

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Sergeant Raul Salinas
Program Coordinator
630-444-3361 Office


Join the Kane County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Program (DSCP), which provides first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of the department. The Deputy Sheriff Cadet's duties will include a wide-variety of assignments, like participating in Patrol functions and investigations functions, as well as training, community involvement and office duties.

More importantly, Deputy Sheriff Cadets will gain entry-level Deputy Sheriff training to better prepare them for a career at the Kane County Sheriff's Office as Deputy Sheriffs. While employed as a Deputy Sheriff Cadet, full-time attendance to a local community college will be reimbursed by the Kane County Sheriff's Office.


  • Between 17 years of age, but not attained 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • One of the following: 
    • A) Graduated from high school 
    • B) Attained a GED (copy of GED certificate required).
    • C) Obtained a home school certification through the Regional Superintendent of School.​​
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent (Copy of unofficial high school transcript required at time of application).
  • Valid State of Illinois "Class D" driver's license.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be in excellent physical condition. (Will be required to pass POWER test within the first six months of hire).
  • Must be able to meet vision standard at time of appointment. (Must be correctable to 20/20 with both eyes including field of vision/depth perception/color vision within normal ranges).
  • Must be of excellent moral character and personal integrity.
  • A subsequent polygraph and psychological examination will be required, in addition to a thorough background investigation, oral interview/examination, drug screen and per-employment physical.


  • Beginning salary of $15.00/hour.
  • Tuition provided toward an Associate Degree in a related-field at the rate of 50% for classes where a B and above are earned.
  • Part-time employment up to 28 hours a week ​during the college school year.
  • A career path to Kane County Deputy Sheriff.