Sangamon County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Sangamon County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: One Sheriff's Plaza Springfield, Sangamon, 62701 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 217-753-6666

Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is located at One Sheriff's Plaza Springfield, Sangamon, 62701 IL. The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office phone number is 217-753-6666.

Sangamon County Sheriff's Office News

Lifesaving Award Presented: Sangamon County Jail, IL In December 2017, Sergeant Guy Bouvet, Sergeant Vivian Brown, Correctional Officer Ashley Watson, and Control Room Operator Gary Dougherty were presented with a patient who was in full cardiac arrest. While we cannot tell you exactly what happened next due to federal patient privacy and confidentiality laws, we can tell you that this team did not freeze. They reacted to the situation in a professional manner and did not leave the patient’s side until the medical team for the facility could arrive. Once called, Nurse Tracy Hammitt and Nurse John Kling responded. Nurse Hammitt and Nurse Kling both assisted the first responders in resuscitating the patient. Neither Nurse Hammitt, Nurse Kling, nor the team that first responded left the patient’s side until EMS could arrive. Nurse Hammitt, Sergeant Guy Bouvet, Sergeant Vivian Brown, Correctional Officer Ashley Watson, and Control Room Operator Gary Dougherty saved the patient’s life. Saving a life is a team effort. To celebrate their actions and recognize all individuals involved, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) presented the Lifesaving Award, an award to honor non-medical first responders, to Sergeant Guy Bouvet, Sergeant Vivian Brown, Correctional Officer Ashley Watson, and Control Room Operator Gary Dougherty. These individuals performed an exceptional act under emergency conditions, where the action rendered directly resulted in sustaining a human life. Nurse Hammitt and Nurse Kling were both presented with A Golden Stethoscope, an award specifically for medical staff when they save a life. Many people wonder, why does anyone die in jail? The media will tell you it is because the medical care is terrible, but those of us who work in corrections know the truth. The truth is that our patients pose unique challenges for the medical and mental health teams. Our patients generally do not or cannot access health care outside of jail, and they usually do not know their family’s medical history. Our team does a lot of good things for a population that otherwise, oftentimes, would not receive any health care at all. For example, we provide mental health treatment for people who are self-medicating with drugs, which causes them to end up in jail. We provide prenatal care for a significant number of women who otherwise would not receive it in the community. We provide dental care for people who quite literally have never sought dental care their entire lives. We take a population of people who statistically do not (or cannot) take care of themselves and address their needs. Our people are improving public health. Thank you to this lifesaving team for their commitment to our patients’ health and safety. ACH appreciates you! ACH is the nation’s largest health care provider for county jails. Headquartered in Illinois, ACH’s team of over 900 people across 17 16 states treats an average daily population of over 36,000 patients. About Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc.: As the nation’s largest jail health care provider, ACH endeavors to make a difficult time in their incarcerated patients’ lives easier. For more information, visit Media Inquiries: Please email Liz Foster, Marketing and Events Coordinator at

On May 23rd, 2018, Sangamon County Sheriff's Office wished Betty England aka "Bad Betty" a Happy Retirement" after 20 years. Bad Betty thank you for the laughter!

The road/bridge at Mansion road and Wesley Chapel is now open!

Lawrence Bomke's last name was misspelled on the previous post. Sorry for the incovenience this error may have caused.

On April 23rd, 2018, Lawrence Bombke and Luke Moravec were sworn in as the newest deputies for the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office. Both are currently in the Macon County Law Enforcemet Training Center for 14 weeks. Good luck Deputies Bombke and Moravec and welcome to the family.

On April 6th, 2018, Sgt Dalby along with Deputies Andrew Smith and Andrew Henton spending time with the kids at Tri-City Elementary School.

On April 13th, 2018, Deputies Andrew Smith and Amie Robinson had an awesome day hanging out with the kids @ Cantrall Elementary School.

On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office celebrated the retirement of Correctional Officer Mike Herdt. Congratulations Mike and Happy Retirement!

On Monday, March 5th, 2018, Carl McCaffery was sworn in as Sangamon County Sheriff's Office newest Correctional Officer. Welcome to the family Carl.

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff. Please see the eligibility requirements. For applications visit:

Thank you Deputy Andrew Smith for representing the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office @ Pleasant Plains High School. Deputy Smith spoke to a law class High School about the life a police officer.

Thank you Living Word Ministries, Decatur, IL for inviting Captain Cheryllynn Williams to be a part of your black history program.

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office appreciative to be a part of this presentation. A special thanks to Tim Franke, Springfield Airport Authority Director of Operations and Public Safety for the invite!

Immediate Media Release Date: January 24, 2018 Contact/Phone: Sheriff Wes Barr/ 753-6855 Illinois Sheriff’s Association Announces Scholarship The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding $53,500.00 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois. Sheriff Wes Barr, Sangamon County, will be awarding 2 scholarships in the amount(s) of $500.00 each. There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows: • Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents • Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year (excluding summer session). Applications are now available at your local Sheriff’s office or on the ISA Website Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2018 (must be postmarked by this date). For more information, please contact your local Sheriff’s office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is currently taking applications for Correctional Officers. Go to our website for information. Come Join Our Team! We have extended the deadline for applications. We will now accept applications until March 30, 2018.

Today, January 16th, 2018, Grant Puls, Tanner Tenhouse, and Taylor Easton were sworn in as Sangamon County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officers. Welcome to the family, Grant, Tanner, and Taylor.

On January 10, 2018, Sheriff Wes Barr received a Military Appreciation Award. Congrats Sheriff Barr!

Welcome to the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office family, David Miller. David was sworn in as a Correctional Officer. Good luck Correctional Officer Miller!

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for Auxiliary Deputy. This is a non- contractual position. Minimum Qualifications 1. 21 years of age at time of appointment; 2. High School Diploma or GED 3. U.S. Citizen 4. Valid Driver’s License and FOID Card 5. Sangamon County resident 6. Honorable Discharge (if veteran) 7. No felony or domestic violence conviction 8. Background check free of any activity, or association that would bring disrepute to the Sheriff’s Office or Auxiliary unit. Applications will be accepted from January 5, 2018 to January 19, 2018 at 4:30p.m. Applications can be obtained from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office web site at under Careers or can be picked up in person at the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Records Section. Interviews will be conducted at a later date for all qualified candidates.

Congratulations to Janet Edwards who officially retired for the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office with over 20 years of service today. You will be missed.

Today the Sangamon Countyt Sheriff's Office held a promotional ceremony for Deputy Travis Dalby, who was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Congratulations Sgt Dalby!

MEDIA RELEASE Sangamon County Highway Department Announces a Road Closure on Wesley Chapel/ Mansion Road approximately 1.2 miles south of Spaulding Orchard road Springfield – The Sangamon County Highway Department announces that construction activities have resumed on Wesley Chapel Road/ Mansion Road. In addition to the closure at the bridge, the north portion of the intersection of Wesley Chapel and Mansion road will be closed as well. We anticipate this portion of the road will be closed until operations cease for the winter. Questions should be directed to the Sangamon County Highway Department at 217-535-3070.

Happy Halloween from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office Support Services Division.

2nd Shift Patrol vehicle and uniform inspection.

NEWS RELEASE The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28th at The Sangamon Co. Dept. of Public Health Building (2833 S. Grand Ave. East) Springfield Illinois – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to The Sangamon Co. Dept. of Public Health Building at 2833 S. Grand Ave. East. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28th Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact Dep. Travis Dalby with the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office at 217.753.6658 or email at