Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is seeking individuals who would like to be employed with the Sheriff's Office in the future as afull time Telecommunicator.

applicants must be able to successfully complete a written test, oral interview, psychological test and pre-employment drug analysis test. Correctional Officers must also pass the ILTESB physical power test.

All interested individuals must obtain an application from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Hillsboro or located here on the web.

The application must be completed and brought to a mandatory orientation at 10:00 A.M. or at 5:00 P.M. at the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse on the 2nd floor in the County Board room on August 30, 2017.

All applicants will receive additional information regarding the position and upcoming dates and times for testing.


Click Here for the Sheriff Office Employment Application 

Montgomery County Jail & The Montgomery County Sheriff Offices are located one block north of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro. 140 N Main St. Hillsboro, IL. Hillsboro sits on the junction of Illinois Route 16 and 127. Turn off Route 16 east to Historic Courthouse, around courthouse and north to jail.

Jail visiting hours are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Special instructions for Law Enforcement officers: Sally port is on north side of jail. There is an intercom on west entrance to communicate with jail personnel.

Phone:(217) 532-9511
Jail Phone: (217) 532-9514
Fax:(217) 532-6318
Mailing Address:
140 N. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Email addresses:

Sheriff Vazzi:
Undersheriff Rick Robbins:
Chief Deputy Bruce Sanford:
Jail Administrator Kevin Knisley:



The Sheriff's Staff


Sheriff Jim Vazzi


UnderSheriff Rick Robbins

Chief Deputy:
Bruce Sanford

Jail Administrator:
Kevin Knisley

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has nine Patrol Deputies, two Investigators, two T/C Sgt., nine Telecommunicators, six Correctional Officers, one Office Administrator, Jail Chief Cook, 6 part-time employees and two K-9 Unit's.


County Sheriff
Jim Vazzi


The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and serves as the acting officer of the Circuit Court and director of safety and administrator of the county jail. As such, his is the largest law enforcement agency in the county.

The overall mission of law enforcement is the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, the apprehension of offenders, and the maintenance of peace and order.

The sheriff is charged with the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of enforcing federal and state laws, as well as local ordinances within the unincorporated areas of the county. Although the sheriff enforces laws within the entire county, by professional courtesy and policy, his agency is not the primary enforcement agency within individual municipalities, villages, or towns which have their own respective law enforcement agencies, unless he is requested by federal or state authorities, or the authorities of any such community.

Briefly, the main functions of this office include:

Investigation of all crimes of violence and fraud, to arrest suspects, and to recover stolen property and evidence.

Provide basic police services to the unincorporated areas of the County and assist local law enforcement agencies.

Maintain a complete record of all traffic accidents, arrests, investigations and complaints.

Serve warrants issued at the request of the State's Attorney and all writs and summonses issued by the Circuit Court.

Manage all prisoners confined to the county jail and be responsible for delivering detainees to court for court related purposes.

As an "arm" of the judiciary, the sheriff is responsible for the service of civil documents by order of the court such as subpoenas, summonses, and judgments just to name a few. Foreclosures, property sales and auctions are also the responsibility of the sheriff's office.

The sheriff is responsible for the safety of those who work, visit or conduct business throughout the Montgomery County Courts Complex.

The county jail is an additional responsibility of the sheriff. The sheriff maintains the care, safety and welfare of jail employees as well as the care and custody of those detainees housed within the confines of the facility.

The sheriff is elected and serves a term of four years.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is a part of the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System.


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