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Who Are We?
Sheriff Dusty Terrill welcomes you to the website for the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Terrill was elected Sheriff in 2018. Before this, Sheriff Terrill has served as Patrol Deputy, Detective, and DARE Officer, having begun his career with the Sheriff's Office in 2000. His appointed Chief Deputy is Brian Evins, who has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1992.
Division of Sheriff's Office
The patrol division is the most visible function of the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Dusty Terrill and Chief Deputy Brian Evins supervise the patrol division.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office maintains an Investigations unit comprised of Detectives Anthony Baugh and Jason Monson.
Triad is the agreement between the law enforcement agencies in a county (Sheriff's Office, Police Departments, etc.) and senior citizens or retired persons in the community to work together.
Search and Rescue
Mercer County Sheriff's Search and Rescue was formed to support emergency services in Mercer County, Ill., the search and rescue of individuals by trained personnel.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office offers civil process service and other responsibilities. The service is $55 plus $1 per mile per paper served.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is responsible for registering and gathering personal, employment, and address information on all sex offenders residing in Mercer County.
Emergency Planning Comm
It is the mission of the Mercer County LEPC to protect the health and safety of its citizens through the development and maintenance of a chemical emergency response plan and public education and information about chemicals in the community
Mercer County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that offers anonymity and cash rewards to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or filing of criminal charges against criminal offenders and to the capture of fugitives
Know More About Us
Sheriff Dusty Terrill welcomes you to the website for the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Terrill was elected Sheriff in 2018. Before this, Sheriff Terrill has served as Patrol Deputy, Detective, and DARE Officer, having begun his career with the Sheriff's Office in 2000. His appointed Chief Deputy is Brian Evins, who has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1992. We, at the Sheriff's Office, provide several essential law enforcement services to the people of Mercer County and work closely with other area law enforcement agencies. The Sheriff's Office staffs and maintains the county jail, provides patrol to county roads, and the Villages of Matherville and Joy operates an advanced 911 center and provide courthouse security. Please use this website to answer any questions about our organization or contact us directly. Thank you.
Sheriff's of Mercer Country
The Sheriff is an elected position that is elected every four years. The Sheriff serves as the administrator of the Sheriff's Office and all of its functions. Below you will find a listing of all of the Sheriffs of Mercer County dating back to 1835.
- Silas Drury (1835-1836)
- Daniel Pinkley (1836-1838)
- Abraham W. Thompson (1838-1840)
- Erastus S. Denison (1840-1842)
- Albert P. Taylor (1842-1844)
- Abram B. Sheriff (1842-1850)
- Benjamin D. Ellett (1850-1852)
- James Garner (1850-1852)
- James H. Linn (1854-1856)
- Benijah Lloyd Jr. (1856-1858)
- James M. Mannon (1858-1860)
- Samuelson H. Rodgers (1860-1862)
- Oliver A. Bridgford (1862-1864)
- John P. Clay (1864-1866)
- Charles M. Barry (1866-1868)
- William O. Dungan (1868-1870)
- Noah H. Guthrie (1870-1874)
- John S. Paxton (1874-1878)
- Joshua H. Brown (1878-1880)
- James A. Cummins (1880-1886)
- J.M. Warwick (1886-1890)
- R.J. Graham (1890-1894)
- Cyrus E. Dryden (1894-1898)
- Alfred E. Tomlinson (1898-1902)
- Americus V. Larrance (1902-1906)
- Francis M. Baker (1906-1910)
- Clarence A. Hickock (1910-1914)
- Columbus C. Lutrell (1914-1918)
- John P. Fleming (1918-1922)
- Columbus C. Lutrell (1922-1926)
- Dan W. Hyett (1926-1930)
- Howard F. Hayes (1930-1932, died in office)
- Walter Rehn (1932-1934, appointed)
- Floyd Clark (1934-1937, resigned)
- Walter Rehn (1937-1938, appointed)
- Mitchell Riley (1938-1942)
- Herbert McCleary (1942-1946)
- Fay Murdock (1946-1950)
- Robert S. Cagle (1950-1953, resigned)
- W.M. Albertson (1953-1954, appointed)
- W.M. Albertson (1954-1958)
- Richard E. Maynard (1958-1962)
- John R. Sloan (1962-1966)
- Joe Lemon (1966-1969, resigned)
- Warren E. Demick (1969-1970, appointed)
- Warren E. Demick (1970-1972, resigned)
- Lorenzo Rausch (1972-1974, appointed)
- Lorenzo Rausch (1974-1978)
- Marvin C. Thirtyacre (1978-1990)
- Larry E. Glancey (1990-2002)
- Thomas L. Thompson (2002-2013 resigned)
- Jeffrey Dale (2013-2014) interim
- William G Glancey (01/07/2014 - 11/30/2014) appointed
- David W Staley (2014 - 2018)
- Dusty Terrill (2018 - )
Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer Positions Sought
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications to create a list of eligible candidates. Correctional Officer and Deputy Sheriff applicants can apply at the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. Application packets are available 24 hours a day at 906 SW 3rd Street Aledo, Illinois. Excellent insurance and benefits package including premium free family health, dental, prescription and dental insurance with low deductible.
Correctional Officer requirements - US citizen, age 21 or older, possess high school diploma or GED, possess a valid driver's license, complete screening examination, and be acceptable to the Merit Commission screening. Starting salary $37,084 plus overtime.
Deputy Sheriff requirements - US citizen, age 21 or older, possess high school diploma or GED, reside in Mercer County within 60-days of hire, possess a valid driver's license, complete screening written and physical and physical testing, and be acceptable to the Merit Commission. Starting salary is $43286 plus overtime.
- All applicants are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Mercer County
- Sheriff's Department Merit Commission.
- An Equal Opportunity Employer
- Please Return Apps to Mercer County Courthouse.
- Attn: Merit Commission, 100 SE 3rd Street, Aledo, IL 61231 by 4:00 p.m. April 9th, 2021
The fundamental duty and ultimate mission of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office is to serve and protect the citizens of Mercer County with fairness, compassion, and respect. We demand excellence in our law enforcement personnel, stressing professionalism, integrity, and timeliness so that the citizens we serve may feel safe and secure within the boundaries of our county.