Hancock County

 

Sheriff Scott Bentzinger
98 Buchanan Street
Carthage, IL 62321

Directions

Phone: (217) 357-2115
Fax: (217) 357-3035

Website: N/A
Email: scotthc2@mchsi.com

Year Elected: 2011 (appointed)
Years of Law Enforcement: 24

Executive Assistant: 
Chief Deputy: Scott Cowser
Jail Administrator: Kelly VanFleet

County Population: 20121
Square Miles: 816

 
 
County Jail Address: 98 Buchanan Street, Carthage, Illinois 62321
Number of Jail Beds: 43
Jail Directions: On Rt. 136 go 1/2 mile west of Rt. 94.
Special Instructions: Use sally port on east side of building.
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 James Eural Brown 1930-1934 Ray Mosley 1934-1938 Earl C. Main, Sr.
1938-1942 Merlin R. Chapin 1942-1946 Frank Kunz 1946-1950 Willard M. Steinbarger
1950-1951 Robert Burton 1954-1958 Rivan Latherow 1958-1962 Roy A. Copelan
1962-1966 Rivan latherow 1966-1970 Jamie W. Rhea 1970-1974 Gerald R. Allison
1974-1978 Richard "Dick" Yager 1978-1982 Richard "Dick" Yager 1982-1986 Richard "Dick" Yager
1986-1990 Richard "Dick" Yager 1990-1994 Richard "Dick" Yager 1994-1998 Richard "Dick" Yager
1998-2002 John Jefferson 2002-2006 John Jefferson 2006-2010 John Jefferson
2010-2011 John Jefferson 2014-2018 Scott Bentzinger