Press Information

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Media inquires should be directed to the Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer,
Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli: [email protected] 

  • 2020 Budget: $71,071,058.00
  • Full and Part Time Staff: 552
  • 2019 Jail Stats:
    • Jail Bookings: 7,264
    • Jail Releases: 7,302
    • Average Daily Jail Population: 593
    • Total Meals Served in Lake County Jail: 751,050
  • Lake County Sheriff's Special Investigations Group - 2019
  • Seized the following (including seizures with federal partners):
    • 55 guns
    • 5 vehicles
    • 4 pounds of cannabis 
    • 26 pounds of cocaine
    • .25 pounds of crack cocaine
    • 2 pounds of heroin
    • 350 prescription pills

About the Lake County Sheriff’s Office

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has the constitutional and statutory responsibility to enforce Illinois State statutes and County ordinances for unincorporated Lake County and contract-communities including the Villages of Beach Park, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Mettawa, and Volo.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office maintains peace and order, arrests offenders, issues traffic citations, serves civil process, maintains the Lake County Adult Correctional facility and provides security for the courts.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office 2020 Annual Budget approved by the Lake County Board is $71,071,058.00, with 495 full-time and 57 part-time employees.