Winnebago County

650 West State Street, Rockford IL 61101

Sheriff Gary Caruana

Year Elected: 2014   Years in Law Enforcement: 34


Executive Assistant: Tami Goral
Chief Deputy: Rick Ciganek
Jail Administrator: Robert Redmond

County Population: 279942
Square Miles: 520

County Jail Address: 650 West State St., Rockford, IL 61102
Number of Jail Beds: 520
Jail Directions: I-39 N to U.S. Rt. 20 Bypass. Take bypass west to Rockford and exit at South Main St. IL Rt. 2 North- follow signs to IL Rt. 2. At West State St. turn left. Go Three blocks. Jail will be on the left 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 Harry H. Baldwin 1930-1934 William C. Bell 1934-1938 Paul Johnson
1938-1942 William C. Bell 1942-1946 Kirk S. King 1946-1950 Emil Heideman
1950-1954 Kirk S. King 1954-1958 Leonard A. Friberg 1958-1962 Iver W. Johnson
1962-1966 Kirk S. King 1966-1970 Herbert D. Brown 1970-1974 Gerald "Gust" Pratt
1974-1978 Paul J. Bengston 1978-1982 Donald Gasparini 1982-1986 Donald Gasparini
1986-1990 Donald Gasparini 1990-1994 Donald Gasparini 1994-1998 Donald Gasparini
1998-2002 Richard A. Meyers 2002-2006 Richard A. Myers 2006-2010 Richard A. Meyers
2010-2014 Richard A. Meyers 2014-2018 Gary Caruana 2018-2022 Gary Caruana