Wayne County

305 East Court St., Fairfield, IL 62837

Sheriff Christopher Otey

Year Elected: 2022  Years in Law Enforcement: 


Executive Assistant: Janice Jones
Chief Deputy: 
Jail Administrator: 

County Population: 17000
Square Miles: 715

County Jail Address: 305 East Court St., Fairfield, IL 62837
Number of Jail Beds: 30
Jail Directions: I-64 take the Fairfield exit north. On Rt. 45 go through the 2ns stoplight and go one block, turn right. Continue 2 block and courthouse will be on the south side. Sheriff's Office and the jail are on the north 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 J.W. Bozarth 1930-1934 Marion Ellis 1934-1938 Ernest D. Burkett
1938-1942 Arthur Barnard 1942-1946 Delbert Morris 1946-1950 Hal Bradshaw
1950-1954 Elmer Brown 1954-1958 Elmo Mugrage 1958-1962 Robert Wilson
1962-1966 Eugene Leathers 1966-1970 Owen Manahan 1970-1974 Thomas R. Cannon, Jr.
1974-1978 Thomas R. Cannon, Jr. 1978-1982 Thomas R. Cannon, Jr. 1982-1986 Thomas R. Cannon, Jr.
1986-1990 Thomas R. Cannon, Jr. 1990-1994 Bennie Suddarth 1994-1998 Jerry Joslin
1998-2002 Jerry Joslin 2002-2006 Everett McCulley 2006-2010 Jimmy Hinkle
2010-2014 Mike Everett 2014-2018 Mike Everett 2018-2021 Mike Everett