The Jackson County Sheriff's Department Merit Commission will accept applications for entry-level positions of Deputy Sheriff Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff Jail Officer and Dispatcher from January 24, 2016 until midnight, February 5, 2016 ONLY.

Please follow this link for complete information and an application.

Special Notice

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.


Contact Information

Robert Burns

Jackson County
Sheriffs Office
1001 Mulberry Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966


(618) 684-2177
(618) 684-2773 (TDD Line)

Civil Process/Records Hours:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m
(Closed from Noon - 1 p.m.)
Monday - Friday

Administration Hours:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed from Noon - 1 p.m.)
Monday - Friday

Jail Visition Hours:
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

(Noon - 3 p.m.)