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Applications Now Being Accepted for Williamson County Sheriff’s Auxiliary

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for membership on the Williamson County Sheriff’s Auxiliary.

The Sheriff’s Auxiliary is an organization of unpaid volunteers who have limited law enforcement authority while working under the supervision of a full-time deputy.

Members of the Sheriff’s Auxiliary come from diverse backgrounds such as federal employees, state employees, business owners, part-time police officers, attorneys, physicians, accountants, engineers, architects, bankers and college students. In the past, the Sheriff’s Auxiliary has provided security for a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, secured crime scenes, provided security at community events and assisted in times of natural disaster among other duties.

Applicants must be 21 years of age and Williamson County residents. Applicants must also have or be able to have a valid Illinois driver’s license and Illinois FOID card. Applicants must pass a background check.

Applications for Sheriff’s Auxiliary will be available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the sheriff’s office on North Van Buren in Marion.

Electronic copies of the application are also available. Send an email requesting an application to Applications for Sheriff’s Auxiliary will remain open year-round.

Applications will be reviewed regularly and as manpower needs require.