Consider a Career as a Corrections Officer! 

Applying online for a position as a Corrections Officer with the Lake County Sheriff's Office is the first step toward a career filled with opportunities at Lake County's largest law enforcement agency. 

Here are a few reasons why Corrections may be the choice for you.

  • You take pride in serving your community
  • You enjoy a working environment with clear policies and protocols, a collegial workforce and generous benefits.
  • You have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment.
  • You enjoy on-going training opportunities to enhance your skills and further a successful career path.
  • You enjoy a working environment that presents daily challenges and requires decisiveness and leadership.

Role of a Corrections Officer


The role of a Corrections Officer is to maintain a safe environment for corrections staff and inmates at the Lake County Correctional Facility. Correctional officers perform work related to community protection, public safety and victim's rights through the custodial supervision of sentenced individuals and pre-trial detainees. 

Benefits 



When you become a Lake County Correctional Officer, you will be helping maintain the safety of the Lake County Correctional Facility. In return, Lake County will offer you an exceptional benefits package. Your health, your future, your family, and your professional development matter to you, and to us. Find out more

About the Lake County Correctional Facility

The Lake County Adult Corrections Division takes great pride in the safe and secure rehabilitative environment it provides for its staff and inmates while exceeding all constitutional requirements and national and state standards. The Lake County Jail is accredited by both the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

The Lake County Jail operates under the philosophy of Direct Supervision. Direct Supervision is a nationally recognized program encouraging an open structure facility including the option of pods or dormitory-style housing for corrections officers to supervise inmates. Each pod contains separate secured cells for periods of lock-down including sleeping hours. Cost-effective, dormitory housing is utilized for low-risk inmates.

The benefits of Direct Supervision include successfully managing inmates’ behavior through just and fair leadership, effective communication and the skills to influence behavior. Direct Supervision results in a safer environment for both inmates and staff.

The Lake County Jail’s capacity is 740 inmates, with 20 percent of inmates serving sentences.

5 Steps to Becoming a Corrections Officer

  1. Step 1: Requirements
  2. Step 2: Apply
  3. Step 3: Register
  4. Step 4: Orientation
  5. Step 5: Job Offer & Training


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Requirements

Before applying, make sure you meet the qualifications to become a Corrections Officer. 

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • No felony convictions
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be willing to work any shift