Union County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Union County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 309 W. Market Street, Rm 004, Jonesboro, 62952 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (618) 833-5500
Fax: (618) 833-3900

Union County Sheriff's Office is located at 309 W. Market Street, Rm 004, Jonesboro, 62952 IL. The Union County Sheriff's Office phone number is (618) 833-5500.

Union County Sheriff's Office News

Today, the Union County Sheriffs Office was visited by 3rd graders from the Anna Junior High. Sheriff Harvel gave the children a tour of the Courthouse, Sheriffs Office and the Detention Center. Afterwards the children got to meet our K9 Officer, Kaiser. Thank you for visiting us today!

Recently, my Office received a grant through the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority to purchase New Livescan equipment. Livescan equipment is used to scan finger and palm prints and then transmit that information electronically to databases statewide and nationally. The grant was made available through the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act (SORNA) and will be used to replace old equipment that is no longer compatible with current standards. SORNA provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA’s goal is to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under prior law and generally strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs. Additionally, SORNA: • Extends the jurisdictions in which registration is required beyond 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the principal U.S. territories, to include also federally recognized Indian tribes. • Incorporates a more comprehensive group of sex offenders and sex offenses for which registration is required. • Requires registered sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school. • Requires sex offenders to provide more extensive registration information. • Requires sex offenders to make periodic in-person appearances to verify and update their registration information. • Expands the amount of information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. • Makes changes in the required minimum duration of registration for sex offenders By utilizing the new Livescan equipment my Office now has the ability to submit fingerprints, palm prints and photographs of all sex offenders registered in Union County, Illinois. This equipment will allow the collection of sex offender information in a very quick and efficient manner then accurately transmitted to other law enforcement agencies such as the Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Finally, the new Livescan equipment will give my office the opportunity to potentially expand our services to the community. Some of the services would include: background checks for employment purposes, adoptions, conceal carry and the preservation of fingerprints for children. Sheriff Scott Harvel

UPDATED: In reference to our earlier press release involving the use of stolen checks at the Anna Walmart, we have discovered a third suspect involved. If you recognize this subject or the others you are asked to contact us at 618-833-5500.

Facebook, We have a family who is in desperate need of prayers. A mother and two children were involved in a car accident this morning in Union County and are needing the communities help during this unexpected, traumatic event. Buffalo Wild Wings Carbondale will be holding an “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” fundraiser for the Moore family on Monday, August 13th from 10:30am - 11:00pm. 10% of sales will go to the family when you show this flyer. Please share to get the word out and please keep the Moore family in your prayers. #KOHENSTRONG

Anna Police Department phones line are temporarily out of service. The phone company is working to resolve the outage. In the mean time we ask Anna residents dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies and use the Sheriff’s Office phone number for Non Emergencies (618)833-5500.

Happy Birthday to Jeremy Moss, one of our Telecommunicators/Corrections Officer. Hope you have a great day!

Information of the escapee from Pulaski County Detention Center. Escapee's name is Alexis Chacon dob 10/30/99. Suspect was captured and returned to the custody of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE The escapee has been captured!!

*********UPDATE********************** We now have a photo of the escapee! ******************************************* The Union County Sheriff's Office is currently assisting the Pulaski County Sheriffs Office in the 5000 block area of Us Highway 51 South in Union County for the escapee from the Pulaski County Detention Center. Pulaski County had received a tip around 11 am today that he was seen walking along Us 51 in that area. Units are searching for a Hispanic male wearing tan pants, no shirt or shoes. If you see this person, do not approach, call 911 immediately.

Reposting from Cape County Sheriff's Office

Another video of Josh the "Bad Guy" and Kiser!

K-9 demonstration at Shawnee School today with Deputy Eric Ralls, Kiser and Deputy Josh Schilknecht as the "Bad Guy"

To all residents living in Union County, Illinois near the Ware area. We have been advised the Tornado Siren in Ware is out of service. With the potential for more severe weather over the weekend, please be sure to monitor the weather conditions.

The Tornado Warning for Union County has expired. Please continue to monitor your favorite weather channel or Facebook as there are more storms coming from the west this evening.

Possible sighting of a funnel cloud on the ground near Shawnee High School.

Please take shelter now!

****UPDATE***** Subject has been found and is in custody! Thanks for all the tips and help. Around 10:00am this morning, a report of a white male, bald, sleeve tattoos, with unknown color tank top, carrying a back pack was seen waving a gun at traffic at the south bound rest area on Interstate 57 around mile marker 30. It is not confirmed that subject has weapons. Subject was last seen running into the woods by the rest area. If you have any information on this subject please call the Union County Sheriff's Office at 618-833-5500 or 911. Do not approach the subject, he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The Union County 9-1-1 Board presented Kim Eddleman with a plaque honoring her husband Larry Eddleman for his 14 years of dedicated service to the 9-1-1 Board.

Happy Birthday to Anthony Pena, one of our Telecommunicators/Corrections Officer. Hope you have a great day!