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On behalf of the 215 employees of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Contained within you will find a wide range of services and information which the Sheriff’s Office provides.

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office was founded on January 30, 1821. One hundred and ninety years later we are proudly serving the citizens in a county that is the 5th largest, with 870 square miles.

We are a full service Sheriff’s Office, offering a Patrol Division, Investigations, Civil Process, Court Security, and a Jail with a rated capacity of 314 inmates.

Neil Williamson, Sangamon County Sheriff
1 Sheriff's Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217 753.6666

On November 2, 2010 I was elected to my fifth term as Sheriff, earning me the distinction of the longest serving Sheriff of Sangamon County. During my tenure, we have implemented numerous improvements to the Office, including the latest in technology involving computers and mobile radios, plus raising the standards for new deputies to possess a minimum of four years of college.

Our main goal is to provide the citizens of Sangamon County the finest and most professional law enforcement services available today, and to make Springfield and Sangamon County a safer place to work, play, and raise a family.

Neil Williamson, Sangamon County Sheriff

Neil Williamson
Sangamon County Sheriff

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