sheriff

 

There will be a meeting of the Jackson County Merit Commission on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Please see this link for the meeting agenda.

 

The county sheriff manages a diverse staff of professional law enforcement personnel and a modern jail facility in Murphysboro, Illinois.  

The Sheriff's Department is responsible for keeping the peace, suppressing riots, breaches of peace, and the apprehending of criminals.

The Sheriff's Department offers a variety of services for the citizens of the county with crime prevention and community services being the primary responsibilities of the department.

Sheriff's officers serve all writs, warrants, summonses, orders and decrees.

The department also offers 24-hour emergency service through officers on patrol and officers monitoring the front desk.

Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. everday.  Inmates are limited to one 30 minute visit per week and visits will be conducted via the video visitation system.

Duties and responsibilities of the sheriff are specified in Illinois state statutes.

 

Contact Information

Sheriff:
Robert Burns

Address:
Jackson County
Sheriffs Office
1001 Mulberry Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Emergency:
911

Non-Emergency:
(618) 684-2177
(618) 684-2773 (TDD Line)

Civil Process/Records Hours:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m
(Closed from Noon - 1 p.m.)
Monday - Friday

Administration Hours:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed from Noon - 1 p.m.)
Monday - Friday

Jail Visition Hours:
Wednesday
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Saturday
(Noon - 3 p.m.)