Woodford County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Woodford County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 111 E. Court St., Eureka, 61530 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (309) 467-2375
Fax: (309) 467-4092

Woodford County Sheriff's Office is located at 111 E. Court St., Eureka, 61530 IL. The Woodford County Sheriff's Office phone number is (309) 467-2375.

Woodford County Sheriff's Office News

TRI-COUNTY SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE AND KEEP THEM INDEPENDENT The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the members of the Tri County Support Your Local Police And Keep Them Independent for all the great fundraising assistance to the Sheriff’s K-9 Unit. Mary Neubecker Chairman of the organization deliver a $3,000 check to the Sheriff’s Office supporting the K-9 Unit. The organization has been selling K-9 Nala and K-9 Amos toys along with other novelty’s to raise funds for the K-9 Program. Additional K-9 toys are still available for sale at the Sheriff’s Office and can be purchase for $15. Ea. Thank-you again to all the members of the Tri-County Support Your Local Police And Keep Them Independent Organization for all the hard work and dedication to law enforcement.

Sept 14th and 15th K-9 fundraiser The Tri-County Support Your Local Police And Keep Them Independent raised money to support the Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. Thank-you to Mary, Brian and the members of the Tri- County Support Your Local Police And Keep Them Independent. Also, thank you for the fine help from the Eureka Boy Scouts and the Management and Staff of the Eureka IGA store. $2,317.00 was raised over the 2 day fundraiser to help support the Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

PROTECT OUR CHILDREN PLEASE SLOW DOWN The Woodford County Sheriff’s Office and the Woodford County FOP Lodge 228 would like to help remind drivers to slow down in the neighborhoods and watch out for school kids walking to and from school and the bus stop. With school in full swing we will have kids walking to school in the morning and back home in the late afternoon as well as additional traffic as school buses make their rounds and high schoolers drive to school. The Sheriff’s Office and the FOP are offering free of charge SLOW DOWN yard signs to give a friendly reminder to drivers in your neighborhood to slow down and keep our children safe. The signs are available at the Sheriff’s Office in Eureka, the Germantown Hills Village Hall and the Roanoke Village Hall. At this time we have 200 signs available however we will order additional if we have a need for more.

The Woodford County Sheriff's Office is accepting sealed bids on multiple vehicles, they can be viewed at craigslist Peoria IL. The following are links to the vehicles. peoria.craigslist.org/cto/d/2004-buick-rainier/6684026668.html. peoria.craigslist.org/cto/d/2003-toyota-tacoma/6684026307.html. peoria.craigslist.org/cto/d/2002-chevy-blazer-junk-title/6684027490.html. Contact Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword (309) 467-2375, for questions or to view this vehicle.

Please come out to the Eureka IGA on September 14th & 15th to help support the fundraiser for the Sheriff’s K9 Program. We hope to see you there. The stuffed dog toys in the picture are not the actual stuffed dog toys for sale but only samples.

Contact Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword (309) 467-2375, for questions or to view this vehicle. The Woodford County Sheriff's Office is accepting sealed bids on multiple vehicles, they can be viewed at craigslist Peoria IL. The following are links to the vehicles. peoria.craigslist.org/cto/d/2008-pontiac-grand-prix/6684028153.html. peoria.craigslist.org/cto/d/2004-buick-rainier/6684026668.html. peoria.craigslist.org/cto/d/2003-toyota-tacoma/6684026307.html. peoria.craigslist.org/cto/d/2002-chevy-blazer-junk-title/6684027490.html.

UPDATE 08/29/2018: Thanks to a tip from a citizen the vehicle and suspect have been located! We would like to thank the citizens of Woodford County for their continued support and assistance. The Woodford County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a subject and vehicle involved in a Hit and Run accident that occurred on 08/24/2018. On 08/24/2018 at approx.11:50pm, the Sheriff's Office responded to the area of 240 Whispering Oaks Dr. for the report of an accident. The caller stated a white 4 door vehicle had struck some landscaping in their yard and then left the scene. Upon arrival Deputies located evidence which was collected. The property damage is in excess of $5,000.00. The vehicle is believed to be a 2007-2010 Chrysler. Attached are photos from a nearby video system that captured the vehicle as it left the area. The vehicle is believed to have sustained some heavy front end damage from the evidence at the scene. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Woodford County Sheriff's Office at 309-467-2375 or your area Crime stoppers.

On Saturday July 21, 2018 we helped with traffic for the 5th Annual Michael’s Run for Life Festival in Germantown Hills. This event helped raised money for colon cancer research.

On July 16-20, 2018, the Woodford County Sheriff Explorers Post 9102 had the opportunity to attend the National Police Exploring Conference at Purdue University in Indiana. Over the week our explorers were judged in scenarios such as arrest and search, domestic disturbance, traffic stops, and White Collar crime. They also got a chance to compete in bike policing, defensive driving course, physical training test, sample written exam, and participate in seminars to educate them on the difficulties in policing that Deputies and Officers are dealing with in this country. Our explorers would never get this type of opportunity in our small community. The explorers learned many new things and are grateful for this experience. Thanks to all the role players and judges for donating their time to put this conference on every year. We have a great group of fine young women and men in our program.

On June 16, 2018, the Woodford County Explorer Post 9102 held its annual Shooting Competition at District 8 Police Headquarters. Woodford explorers as well as explorers from Pekin and Peoria Park District competed. Pekin Explorer Cody Sutter took first place, Woodford County Explorer Josh Clasen took second, and Pekin Explorer Robert Taylor took third place. Peoria Park District won the team trophy this year. Fun was had by all. We would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us every year. Also thanks to Germantown Fire for allowing us to use their facilities for lunch and a cool down. Special thanks to Sara Weatherhead from W.D. Boy Scout Council for all her hard work. Thanks as well to Avantis and Walmart for donations. Another successful year down in the records.

We got a call yesterday from a business owner in El Paso that wanted to let everyone know about a scam that was going around. This business owner got a call from someone who said that they were from Ameren. The person told her that her bill has not been paid and that they were going to shut her power off if she did not pay for it right now. The person tried to get her to use a prepaid credit card. She told the person that she did not believe them and that she wanted to contact Ameren herself. The person gave her a number to call that went to a recording which sounded legit. She then looked up the number herself and talked to Ameren. Ameren told her that there has been a scam going around and that they will make the phone calls to people after 7:00pm which is when they stop taking phone calls for the day. This way the person can’t get ahold of Ameren until the next morning to find out whether it is legit or not. It forces them into thinking that they have to take care of it right away for fear of their power being shut off.

OLD COURTHOUSE PHOTOS We are looking for any old photos of the interior of our courthouse from years gone by, as we make changes and updates to the offices we always try to stay as period correct and make those changes as aesthetically pleasing as we can. If anyone has photos and would like to share them with us it would be greatly appreciated. Please email Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword with your information, his email is dtipsword@woodford-county.org

Update: Kaden Mcvey was located and is safe as of 12:35pm on 07/18/18 Thank you to the public for all the information received.

UPDATE: 07/18/18 On 07/18/18 at approx. 12:30pm Kaden was located and is safe. Woodford County would like to thank the public for the help and information received. UPDATE: 07/18/18 As of 07/18/18 at 8:30am Kaden is still reported as missing and has not returned home. Contact has been made via social Media but he still has not been located. The Woodford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Juvenile. Kaden Mcvey 16 years old, was last seen leaving his residence on 07/17/2018 in Germantown Hills, IL. If anyone has information or knows of his whereabouts please contact Detective Gillson at the Sheriff’s Office 309-467-2375

Update: The keys have been returned to the owner. A citizen form the Germantown Hills area turned in a set of car keys to us yesterday. If you are missing set of car keys please call the sheriiff's office at 309-467-2375.

We would like to thank Jim Wettstein for bringing us some sweet corn today.

On Friday June 8, 2018, the Woodford County Explorers Post 9102 helped the University of Illinois Eureka chapter with their annual bike rodeo. They helped with the stations, helped to educate the young riders about safety, and helped fit each child with the right bike helmet. Thanks for all the kids that came out and had a good time.

Update: Missing 16 year old Nicole L. Keller has been located and returned home safely.