Fayette County

618.283.2141
221 South 7th, Vandalia, IL 62471

Sheriff Christopher Palmer

Year Elected: Appointed 2021   Years in Law Enforcement: 29

https://www.fayettecountyillinois.org/2164/County-Sheriff

Executive Assistant: Katy Stobel & Lexi Winters
Chief Deputy: 
Jail Administrator: Ted Koonce

County Population: 24000
Square Miles: 720

County Jail Address: 221 S. 7th, Vandalia, IL 62471
Number of Jail Beds: 72
Jail Directions: I-70 Exit 61 East on Randolph St. Go South on 8th St. and the jail is on the east side of the street. 

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 Harry Curtis 1930-1934 William Green 1934-1938 Fred Morrison
1938-1942 C.F. "Tim" Cheshier 1942-1946 Charles Brannon 1946-1950 Dennis O. Brown
1950-1954 Ralph E. Cripe 1954-1958 David Waltz 1958-1962 Elvis H. Mattes
1962-1966 W. David Brown 1966-1970 Leonard Kelly 1970-1974 Danny N. Michel
1974-1978 Danny N. Michel 1978-1982 Dave Waltz 1982-1986 Leonard  Kelly
1986-1990 Leonard Kelly 1990-1994 Michael D. Kleinik 1994-1998 Michael D. Kleinik
1998-2002 Harold C. Johnson 2002-2006 Harold C. Johnson 2006-2010 Aaron Lay
2010-2014 Aaron Lay 2014-2018 Chris Smith