Edgar County


Sheriff Jeff D. Wood
228 North Central
Paris, IL 61944


Phone: (217) 465-4166
Fax: (217) 463-2161

Website: N/A
Email: jwood@edgarcountyillinois.com

Year Elected: 2014
Years of Law Enforcement: 25

Executive Assistant: Jamie Trogdon
Chief Deputy: 
Jail Administrator: 

County Population: 21000
Square Miles: 621

County Jail Address: 228 North Central, Paris, Illinois 61944
Number of Jail Beds: 37
Jail Directions: IL Rt. 1 runs north and south through the center of Paris. The jail is located 1/2 block north of the Edgar County courthouse which is located in the center of the business district.
Special Instructions: Park in front of the jail and walk in the front door.
Sheriffs Elected From This County From 1928 (Year ISA Established) To Present (this list includes only those Sheriffs elected to a 4 year term)
1928-1930 Roscoe Rives 1930-1934 Oda M. Sizemore 1934-1938 Roy R. Hess
1938-1942 Ern Kile 1942-1946 Allen E. Bell 1946-1950 Allen Crable
1950-1954 Allen A. Bell 1954-1958 Clyde R. Garwood 1958-1962 H. Dean Bishop
1962-1966 Clyde R. Garwood 1966-1970 H. Dean Bishop 1970-1974 Karl E. Farnham, Sr.
1974-1978 Jack E. Hood 1978-1982 Jack E. Hood 1982-1986 Jack E. Hood
1986-1990 Jack E. Hood 1990-1994 Karl E. Farnham, Jr. 1994-1998 Karl E. Farnham, Jr.
1998-2002 Karl E. Farnham, Jr. 2002-2006 Tim R. Crippes 2006-2010 Tim R. Crippes
2010-2014 Edward Motley 2014-2018 Jeff D. Wood