Peoria County

301 North Maxewll Rd., Peoria, IL 61604

Sheriff Christopher Watkins

Year Elected: 2022  Years in Law Enforcement: 18


Executive Assistant: Ellen Balagna
Chief Deputy: James Middlemas
Jail Administrator: Carmisha Turner

County Population: 210000
Square Miles: 648

County Jail Address: 301 North Maxwell, Peoria, IL 61604
Number of Jail Beds: 500
Jail Directions: II-55 west to I-155 to West I-74 to West I-474. Exit on 3A-Farmington Road. Turn left at the exit- jail is the first driveway on the righ. 

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 F. Grant Minor 1930-1934 Frank W. Lichtweiss 1934-1938 Marcus G. Olson
1938-1942 August E. Stonebock 1942-1946 Charles L. Swords 1946-1950 Earl E. Spainhower
1950-1954 William J. Littell 1954-1958 Fred W. Montgomery 1958-1962 Henry W. Backes
1962-1966 Ray W. Trunck 1966-1970 Willard M. Koeppel 1970-1974 Bernard J. Kennedy
1974-1978 Bernard J. Kennedy 1978-1982 George P. Shadid 1982-1986 George P. Shadid
1986-1990 George P. Shadid 1990-1994 George P. Shadid 1994-1998 Charles Schofield
1998-2002 Charles Schofield 2002-2006 Charles Schofield 2006-2010 Michael McCoy
2010-2014 Michael McCoy 2014-2018 Michael McCoy 2018-2022 Brian Asbell