Sheriff’s Office
101 S. Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 478-5600

Welcome to the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office Web Site. The Sheriff is the Chief Law Officer of the County and the sole Law Enforcement Official elected by the people. Many believe that the Office of the Sheriff is the main keeper of accountability between Law Enforcement and the Public. In the spirit of the accountability and responsiveness, we are pleased to provide this publicly accessible site on the World Wide Web. We want you to take a look at who we are and our role in Serving and Protecting the citizens of Tazewell County.
The office of the Sheriff is mandated by Illinois Constitution. The Governor commissions Sheriffs after the citizens of the County elect them. The Sheriff has several duties, which are established by Illinois State Law. Duties of the Sheriff include: Custody of the Courthouse and Jail; Responsibility for service of all warrants, process, orders and judgments of the Court; Conservator of the peace and supervisor of safety; Warden of the County Jail. The Sheriff also possesses the authority to call to his or her aid, when necessary, any person or power of the County to fulfill these duties.
Tazewell County is a large County by Illinois standards, having a total of 649 Square Miles and a population of about 125,000. The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office consists of several divisions. These include: Patrol, Investigations, Crime Prevention, Canine, Court Security, Civil Process and Corrections. The County seat is in the City of Pekin. It is our goal to adhere to the highest possible standards of professionalism and integrity in Law Enforcement service. On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, I would like to invite you to explore the other items on our Web Site.
Sheriff Jeffrey Lower