|The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is the largest law
enforcement agency in the county and patrols all 569
square miles of the county. The department also provides
police service to the city of Matherville by contract. The
patrol division is supervised by Sheriff Tom Thompson and
Chief Deputy Jeff Dale. Mercer County deputies patrol all
areas of and respond to all calls for assistance within their
jurisdiction and assist and cooperate with all local police
department, Illinois State Police and other outside agencies.
The patrol division is the most visible function of the
Sheriff's Office. Deputies assigned to patrol perform
several specialized duties including detectives, a K-9 unit,
an accident investigator, evidence technicians, tactical
officers, field training officers, firing range officers,
juvenile officers and a hostage negotiator. At left, you will
find a link to the Illinois State Police as well as contact
information for other area police departments.
If you are going to be away from your residence or business
for an extended period of time, you may request extra
patrol from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. Fill out
the form linked at left and deputies will be advised to patrol
the area around your residence or business more often
during the period of time you specify.
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office - 906 SW 3rd St, Aledo, IL 61231 - (309) 582-5194