Hancock County

217.357.2115
98 Buchanan St., Carthage, IL 62321

Sheriff Travis Duffy

Year Elected: Appointed 2021   Years in Law Enforcement: 23

Executive Assistant: Michelle Gold
Chief Deputy: Josh Smith
Jail Administrator: Kelly Van Fleet

County Population: 20121
Square Miles: 816

County Jail Address: 98 Buchanan St., Carthage, IL 62321
Number of Jail Beds: 43
Jail Directions: On Rt. 136 go 1/2 mile west of Rt. 94 to the jail.

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
1950-1954 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 Yager 1978-1982 Richard Yager 1982-1986 Richard Yager
1986-1990 Richard Yager 1990-1994 Richard Yager 1994-1998 Richard Yager
1998-2002 John Jefferson 2002-2006 John Jefferson 2006-2010 John Jefferson
2010-2012 John Jefferson 2012-2018 Scott Bentzinger