About Us

Mission Statement 

It is our mission that the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office serve the citizens of Peoria County by providing professional law enforcement, detention, and court security that protects and preserves the Constitutional Rights of the people and mandates the fair and impartial enforcement of the law.


The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office serves a population of approximately 183,433 people that live in a 629 square mile area located in the middle of Central Illinois along the banks of the Illinois River. Our County has four cities and eleven villages located within its boundaries, with 315 miles of County roads, 674 miles of Township roads, and 266 miles of State and Federal roads connecting them. The County elected its first Sheriff, Samuel Fulton, in 1825.

Our first Jail was built in 1834; the second in 1849; and the third in 1869; the fourth in 1913; and our present facility opened in 1985. An addition was added in August of 1999 that included 144 more beds, a new sallyport and crime lab.

Obtaining Information

Information may be obtained in person, or by mail, find contact information for the Sheriff’s Office. Freedom of Information request forms are available at the Sheriff’s Office.

Freedom of Information Officer


  • First 50 pages: free; after 50 pages: $0.15 per page
  • CD of photos: free
  • Traffic Accidents Reports: $5
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction Reports: $20 

Accidents Reports

Accidents reports may also be obtained online.