Rock Island County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Rock Island County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1317 Third Avenue, Rock Island, 61201 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (309) 794-1230
Fax: (309) 794-9979

Rock Island County Sheriff's Office is located at 1317 Third Avenue, Rock Island, 61201 IL. The Rock Island County Sheriff's Office phone number is (309) 794-1230.

Rock Island County Sheriff's Office News

Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs – On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10am to 2pm you can drop off your unwanted prescription drugs at the Rock Island County Justice Center, 1317 3rd Avenue Rock Island. This service is free and anonymous. Remember NO LIQUIDS, INHALERS, SHARPS or NEEDLES, as this is for pills and patches only! Please see the below information on additional drop off locations and map to the Rock Island County Justice Center drop off location.

SCAM ALERT: Have you been asked to pay by a gift card? Please don’t, and read the story linked below from the Federal Trade Commission. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/05/asked-pay-gift-card-dont

Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs – On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10am to 2pm you can drop off your unwanted prescription drugs at the Rock Island County Justice Center, 1317 3rd Avenue Rock Island. This service is free and anonymous. Remember NO LIQUIDS, INHALERS, SHARPS or NEEDLES, as this is for pills and patches only! Please see the below information on additional drop off locations.

FEMA will be conducting a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed. Cell towers will broadcast the WEA for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are swtiched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

Tyler Reagan was sworn in this morning as a Rock Island County Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff Bustos administered the Oath of Office to Deputy Reagan. Deputy Reagan's father, retired East Moline Police Captain Tom Reagan, proudly pinned the Sheriff's badge on his son. Congratulations Deputy Reagan and welcome to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office!

Video footage of straight line wind damage in Carbon Cliff.

Rock Island County Emergency Management along with the National Weather Service surveyed storm damage in the Carbon Cliff area on Tuesday evening September 25, 2018. The survey indicated areas in Carbon Cliff sustained straight line winds 90-100mph. Uprooting trees and leaving many without power.

This Saturday, September 22nd The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office will be selling food and collecting donations at the Silvis Walmart from 10 am -5:30 pm. Every year we take approximately 50 kids from each of the following schools Riverdale, Sherrard, Rockridge, Blackhawk Phoenix, and Eagle Ridge shopping during the Christmas season. Proceeds from food sales and your generous donations are what makes this possible. After the kid's shop, they have the opportunity to sit and eat with an officer while their gifts are wrapped for them. Come out this Saturday to eat some great food and meet members of the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office. This year we are having: * Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs * Pulled pork * Brats * Hotdogs

Members of the Moline Police Department and Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard recently posted the colors at the International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators Region III conference.

Congratulations to Patrick Veronda on his recent promotion to Sergeant! Sergeant Veronda reports to 3rd shift patrol for his supervisory duties.

911 OUTAGE UPDATE----- The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office has been advised by Mediacom that all 911 operations have been restored. 911 calls now work from both landlines and cell phones.

Here are the results after approximately 1 week from the Illinois Sheriff’s Association drug drop box being placed at the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office. The photo has been modified for confidentiality. As a reminder NO NEEDLES are allowed in the drop box. Please see the below photos for additional information on what is and is not accepted.

911 OUTAGE UPDATE----- The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office has been advised by Mediacom that 911 calls are still not working for residents in the Rapids City area. At this time we do not have a timeline for when it will be restored. Again 911 calls are still not working from either a landline or cell phone. If you need service from the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office please call 309-794-9111. Should you need assistance from another local police department please call their local non emergency number. We will update everyone as we get more information.

911 OUTAGE——-The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents living in the Rapids City area that there will be a 911 outage from 1:00 am to 5:00 am on Thursday morning August 16th, 2018. This is due to Mediacom working on a tower. The tower work means that residents will not be able to call 911 on a landline or a cell phone. If you need service from the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office please call 309-794-9111. Should you need assistance from another local police department please call their local non emergency number.

Members of the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Irma Perez as she recently celebrated 25 years of service as a Rock Island County Bailiff!

Members of the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Sergeant Randy Heisch on his retirement after 22 years of service. During his career Randy worked in the patrol division as both a deputy and a sergeant, as a Special Federal Officer in the Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force, on the Emergency Services Team as an operator and a supervisor, on the Boat Crew, as a Field Training Officer, as the Emergency Management Coordinator, and as the Quad City Bomb Squad Commander / Technician. We wish him and his family the best of luck in all of their new endeavors.

Press Release about disposal of unwanted medications!

I would like to express what a great community we live in here in the Quad Cities. Today, myself and three other Captains went to lunch at a local food establishment in Rock Island and ordered our food sitting down for a quick lunch. As we were sitting there, I noticed a young woman with a small child sitting on the other side of the restaurant. Not giving it much thought, they got up from their seats and walked by us, at which point the little boy starting waving at us. We gave him a wave back then continued on with our meal and conversation as they walked out. When we all got up to pay, our server told us that the same woman paid for all of our meals......she never asked for a favor or any notoriety she just did an awesome deed for four unknown people simply because of the profession we chose. When I go back to the table to leave my tip another gentleman thank me for what we do! I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me or other fellow law enforcement friends. We truly live in a great supportive community! I say thank you to that generous lady and say thank you to all the support we truly receive on a daily basis from members of our community!

Yesterday Deputy Causemaker, Deputy Pena and K9 Rio were at Loud Thunder Boy Scout Camp, speaking to kids from local VBS. Deputy Causemaker explained the roll of the Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol and demonstrated water safety. Deputy Pena and K9 Rio demonstrated their tracking and drug detection skills.

At last night's County Board meeting, Sheriff Gerald Bustos was proud to recognized Bailiff John Gartelos, Deputy Eric Lawrence and Deputy Clerk Victoria Lastinger for their outstanding life saving actions. On June 5th, 2018 at about 3:30 in the afternoon, an employee of the Circuit Clerk’s office experienced a medical emergency which caused the employee to stop breathing. Without hesitation, Deputy Clerk Lastinger initiated CPR on her co-worker. Moments later, Deputy Lawrence and Bailiff Gartelos took over performing CPR and they administered the AED. Their life saving actions stabilized the employee who was transported to the emergency department. That employee made a complete recovery and is back at work today. Please join me in congratulating these three outstanding Rock Island County employees. Well done!

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office wish to extend our sincere condolences to the victims, families and everyone affected by the tragic event on July 3rd, 2018.

At last night's County Board meeting, Sheriff Gerald Bustos presented Lt. Jon DeLoose, Sgt. Janice McBride, C/O Nino Saldivar and Bailiff John Gartelos each a life saving award. On March 6th, 2018 a citizen collapsed while in the RICO Justice Center court room. All four recipients diligently performed CPR, used an AED and were able to save that person's life. We are very proud of their efforts and professional dedication to their community.

Police Officers from around Rock Island County gathered today to run in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. The goal of the run was to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois. The Arc of the Quad Cities Area special athletes were also present to cheer on the officers.

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office has recently received calls from concerned citizens about a scam. Citizens are reporting that a deputy sheriff is calling them, asking for personal information, and telling them that there is a warrant for their arrest for missing jury duty. Please remember to never give out personal information over the phone to individuals that have called you. A Rock Island County Deputy Sheriff will never call you asking for personal information in relation to an arrest warrant for missing jury duty.

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office would like to send our condolences to the family of Steven M. Price. Steve Passed away on May 27th. Steve was a retired Correctional Officer with the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office, where he had served for 27 years.