Sheriff Office

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office has watched over and served the people of Effingham County since 1833, through times of peace and times of war, through economic prosperity and economic depression, through compassionate times and through times when man’s inhumanity to his fellow man has made the job of protecting the people an awesome and forbidding task.



TELEPHONE :        (217) 342-2101
JAIL & BOOKING :     (217) 342-3866
CIVIL PROCESS :     (217) 342-8467

Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Mission Statement

The Office of Effingham County Sheriff will provide professional law enforcement to the citizens and visitors of Effingham County, by upholding the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Illinois.  We will strive to serve our community with a highly motivated, professional, and compassionate staff.  We will hold ourselves to the highest standards of conduct and ethics as we regard it an honor to hold the public trust.  Our Office will provide a safe environment by enforcing the laws of our government and preserving the peace of our citizens with Integrity, Service and Professionalism.