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 at the jail are 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, and noon until 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Duties and responsibilities of the sheriff are specified in Illinois state statutes.