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On behalf of the 200 plus employees of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, I welcome you to our website.

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office was founded on January 30, 1821, one hundred and ninety-three years later; we proudly serve the citizens of Illinois’ fifth-largest county that encompasses 870 square miles.

The Sangamon Sheriff’s Office, serves the public offering a Patrol Division, Investigations, Civil Process, Court Security, and a Jail with a rated capacity of 314 inmates.

1 Sheriff's Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217 753.6666



After twenty-eight years in law enforcement – twenty five with the Sheriff’s Office – and many years serving the community with organizations like Toys-for-Tots, Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross, on November 4, 2014, the citizens of Sangamon County honored me by electing me Sheriff. I intend to maintain and grow these relationships to foster cooperation between our office and the community and to strengthen our reputation as a community police force.

The main goal of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office remains to provide the citizens of Sangamon County the finest and most professional law enforcement services available today, and to keep Sangamon County a safe place to work, play, and raise a family

Sheriff Wes Barr
Sangamon County Sheriff

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