Lee County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Lee County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 306 South Hennepin Avenue, Dixon, 61021 IL
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Lee County Sheriff's Office is located at 306 South Hennepin Avenue, Dixon, 61021 IL. The Lee County Sheriff's Office phone number is (815) 284-6631.

Lee County Sheriff's Office News

As many of you wake up this morning and look outside you will see that we received our first snowfall. Roadways are slick and snow-covered. Travel with caution and make extra time for your travels. Let's also remember to clear off all snow from Windows, headlights, and tail lights.

Check presentation to DPD and LCSD from the Blackhawk Trailriders for $6000.00. This donation is for the Shop with the Sheriff and Shop with a Cop programs. We thank them for their generosity and support of law enforcement programs. This will help many kids this holiday season.

The thin blue line is a bond that will always be hard to explain. We are one big family and will always be with each other until the end. Through the good times and the bad. The bond is strong we save lives together and would save each other in a second. We see things that people hopefully will never have to see but get through it together. Yesterday our family has lost one of our own. Retired Sgt. Joseph McGraw passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Joe served on LCSD for 35+ years retiring in 2016. He has made many friends and touched many lives in that time. And when not working gave back to his community in many other ways. Anyone that knew Joe we would love to hear some of your stories. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the McGraw Family. May you rest in peace Joe we will take it from here!!!! (picture from Joe's last day at LCSD).

School Bus Safety

Tickets still available for this Saturday. Hope to have a big crowd to support the kids of Lee County.

Few weeks ago Invenergy personnel donated a check for $2500.00 to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department K-9 program. This is the largest, single donation to date. As you know our K-9 Pepper has retired from the department with over 7 years of service. Handing Sheriff the check is plant manager Matt Drennan. LCSD personnel are: standing near K-9 pepper is handler, Deputy Derek Ranken / next to him is the new K-9 handler, Deputy Josh Coward. Invenergy personnel pictured are: From the left. Randy Arnold, Nick Levandoski, Matt Drennan, Don Romero, Ray Weidel.

Trick or Treat

I wanted to take a moment and recognize one of our departing members of the Sheriff’s Office – Pepper on his retirement. Pepper has been a dedicated member of our team and served the citizens of Lee County with honor. His handler, and now owner, Deputy Derek Ranken, should be proud of their accomplishments. Many of the citizens that have been part of Derek and Pepper’s programs, have mentioned to me how impressed they were. Together, they made a great team, while interdicting drug trafficking, conducting searches and providing educational programs for the kids and community, along with many other tasks. We wish Pepper the best in his “retirement” and know that he will be well cared for by Dep. Ranken and his family. Thanks again for your service! Sheriff John C. Simonton

We would like to thank the 1st grade class at Paw Paw School for the great pictures. This is a few of the pictures that were sent to us.

Lee County Sheriff’s Department personnel assisting “Buddy Bags” program on Wednesday night, October 17. https://www.facebook.com/buddybagsofdixon/

On days like today we like to remind everyone to stay calm. We have no reports of any roads being closed at this time. And hope everyone makes it through this first snow storm of the season. Everyone have a safe day.

LCSD first ever College Resource Officer Deputy Kyle Kellen appointed. Our department looks forward to working with Sauk to better serve our citizens. See attached press release from SVCC.

Anyone interested in buying a draw down ticket that helps support things like Shop with a Sheriff please talk to a Sheriff department employee. Your contribution will help put smiles on kids faces that would not normally get gifts during holidays.

Reminder! This FREE child car seat check is this Saturday!

Reminder “Operation Clear Track” is Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Thank you to the Illinois Department of Transportation for sponsoring this event!

Lee County Sheriff John Simonton has announced that the “no wake” ordinance for the Rock River in Lee County has been lifted. The current is still flowing faster than normal. Sheriff Simonton cautions boaters to be cognizant of the speed of the current and debris that may be flowing from up river. It is suggested that boaters use all precautionary measures with regard to speed of the vessel and wearing of life jackets. Sheriff Simonton would like to thank the public for their understanding and consideration.


Press Conference from today's fire in rural Amboy. Special thanks to deputies involved for the quick response and getting people evacuated to safety. No one was injured.