The Kane County Board established the Kane County Sheriffï¿½s Office Merit Commission in 1966. The Commission is composed of three members: a chairman, a vice-chairman and secretary. The Commission meets monthly or at times of testing and screening applicants for positions with the Sheriffï¿½s Office. All deputized personnel of the Kane County Sheriffï¿½s Office are under the jurisdiction of the Kane County Sheriffï¿½s Office Merit Commission.
The duties of the Commission are to accept applications and to screen applicants through written examinations, agility tests and oral interviews. Upon successfully qualifying applicants, the Commission prepares a certified list for the Sheriffï¿½s use. The Sheriffï¿½s office conducts investigations of background, reputation, character, employment records, and a psychological test. The Commission also tests Sheriffï¿½s personnel for promotions and holds hearings on members of the Sheriffï¿½s Office when complaints have been filed in violations of the Rules and Regulations.