Kankakee County

3000 S. Justice Way, Kankakee, IL 60901

Sheriff Michael Downey

Year Elected: 2016  Years in Law Enforcement: 


Executive Assistant: Gerri Suddeth
Chief Deputy: Chad Gessner
Jail Administrator: Chad Kolitwenzew

County Population: 103833
Square Miles: 684

County Jail Address: 3050 S. Justice Way, Kankakee, IL 60901
Number of Jail Beds: 708
Jail Directions: Bookings/Transfers are at the Airport jail. Exit 308 from I-57 and go south on Rt. 45-52 approx. 1/2 mile. Go east to T intersection and turn left. Jail and administration are on the right approx 1/2 mile. 

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 William Riley 1930-1934 Albert Goodknecht 1934-1938 Landers B. Rogers
1938-1942 Daniel E. Bergen 1942-1946 Cecil D. Duguay 1946-1950 Eugene Lafontaine
1950-1954 Eugene Lafontaine 1954-1958 A.M. Monahan 1958-1962 James Laffey
1962-1966 J.L. Marcotte 1966-1970 James W. Laffey 1970-1974 Thomas W. Mass
1974-1978 Larry Hildebrand 1978-1982 William Scroggins 1982-1986 William Scroggins
1986-1990 Bernie C Thompson 1990-1994 Bernie C Thompson 1994-1998 Bernie C Thompson
1998-2002 Tim Bukowski 2002-2006 Tim Bukowski 2006-2010 Tim Bukowski
2010-2014 Tim Bukowski 2014-2018 Michael Downey