(55 ILCS 5/3-6013)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-6013)
Duties, training and compensation of auxiliary deputies.
Auxiliary deputies shall not supplement members of the regular county
police department or regular deputies in the performance of their assigned
and normal duties, except as provided herein. Auxiliary deputies may be
assigned and directed by the sheriff to perform the following duties in
To aid or direct traffic within the county, to aid in control of natural
or human made disasters, to aid in case of civil disorder as assigned and
directed by the sheriff, provided, that in emergency cases which render it
impractical for members of the regular county police department or regular
deputies to perform their assigned and normal duties, the sheriff is hereby
authorized to assign and direct auxiliary deputies to perform such regular
and normal duties. Identification symbols worn by such auxiliary deputies
shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular
county police department or regular deputies. Such auxiliary deputies
shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the
direction and control of the sheriff of the county. Such auxiliary deputies
shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the sheriff, and
only while in uniform and in the performance of their assigned duties.
Auxiliary deputies, prior to entering upon any of their duties, shall
receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police
procedures as shall be appropriate in the exercise of the powers
conferred upon them under this Division, which training and
course of study shall be determined and provided by the sheriff of each
county utilizing auxiliary deputies, provided that, before being
permitted to carry a firearm an auxiliary deputy must have the same
course of training as required of peace officers in Section 2 of the
Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act. The county authorities shall require
that all auxiliary deputies be residents of the county served by them.
Prior to the appointment of any auxiliary deputy his or her fingerprints
shall be taken and no person shall be appointed as such auxiliary deputy if
he or she has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral
Auxiliary deputies may receive such compensation as is set by the County Board, with the advice and consent of the Sheriff, not to exceed the lowest hourly pay of a full-time sworn member of the regular county police or sheriff's department and not be paid a salary, except as provided in
Section 3-6036, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in
performing their assigned duty. The County Board must approve such actual
expenses and arrange for payment.
Nothing in this Division shall preclude an auxiliary deputy from holding
a simultaneous appointment as an auxiliary police officer pursuant to Section
3-6-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-379, eff. 8-15-11; 98-725, eff. 1-1-15