(55 ILCS 5/3-8010)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-8010)
Certification of applicants.
The appointment of
all personnel subject to the jurisdiction of the Merit Commission shall
be made by the sheriff from those applicants who have been certified by
the Commission as being qualified for appointment. A Commission may, by
its rules and regulations, set forth the minimum requirements for
appointment to any position. In addition, the Commission's review of any
application may include examinations, investigations or any other method
consistent with recognized merit principles, which in the judgment of the
Commission is reasonable and practical for any particular classification.
Different examining procedures may be set for the examinations in different
classifications but all examinations in the same classification shall be
uniform. However, the Merit Commission may by regulation provide that
applicants who have served with another sheriff's office, a police
department, or any other law enforcement agency, or who are graduate law
enforcement interns as defined in the Law Enforcement Intern Training Act,
may be exempt from one or more of the minimum requirements for appointment.
Preference may be given in such appointments to persons who have honorably
served in the military or naval services of the United States.
The sheriff shall make appointments from those persons certified
by the Commission as qualified for appointment. If the sheriff rejects
any person so certified, the sheriff shall notify the Commission in writing
of such rejection.
The rules and regulations of a Commission shall provide that all
initial appointees shall serve a probationary period of 12 months during
which time they may be discharged at the will of the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 92-83, eff. 7-12-01.)