Press Information

  • 2016 Budget: $66,284,890
    • Six vacant full-time positions were eliminated. This resulted in savings to salaries of $340,425; with benefits, the total savings was $499,193.
  • Full and Part Time Staff: 534
    • Average Stay: 11 years
  • 2015 Jail Bookings: 8,708
    • 2015 Jail Releases: 8,467
    • 2015 Average Daily Jail Population: 567
    • 2015 Total Meals Served in Lake County Jail: 720,911
  • Lake County Sheriff's Gang Task Force - Six Month Summary for 2015
    • Seized the following:
      • $259,000 USC
      • 26 guns
      • 8 vehicles
      • 57 pounds of cannabis 
      • 991 grams of cocaine
      • 191 grams of crack cocaine
      • 156 grams of heroin
      • over 600 prescription pills, 7 ecstasy pills and 5 hits of acid
  • Warrants Served in 2015: 2,823
  • Total Citations Issued in 2015: 13,100

About the Lake County Sheriff’s Office


The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has the constitutional and statutory responsibility to enforce federal laws, Illinois State statutes and County ordinances for unincorporated Lake County and contract communities including the Villages of Beach Park, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington and Long Grove and Volo.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office maintains peace and order, arrests offenders, issues traffic citations, serves civil process, maintains the Lake County Adult Correctional facility and provides security for the courts.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Budget approved by the Lake County Board is $66,284,890, with 483 full-time and 51 part-time employees.