Grundy County Sheriff


  • Sheriff Kevin Callahan

Our mission, collectively as an agency and as individual officers, is to provide an exemplary level of service and protection to the residents and businesses of Grundy County and to all those who may visit, work in, or travel through our communities. We will serve the local communities through professional conduct at all times and the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws without prejudice or bias and with respect for the rights of all people.


Civil Process Division

The Sheriff’s Civil Process Division is responsible for processing court papers for the Sheriff’s Process Servers to serve on individuals residing within Grundy County only.

These documents are generated from other counties and municipalities in the State of Illinois, as well as our own Court and State’s Attorney. Civil Papers from out of State are also sent to us for service to persons or businesses/corporations within Grundy County.

Evictions and Sheriff Sales are also conducted by Sheriff’s Deputies.

For additional information concerning civil process, including service fees, please contact the Sheriff’s Civil Process Division at (815) 941-3239.



Court Security Division

The Grundy County Court House is staffed by sworn officers any time that the building is open. Normal hours of operation are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm although some County offices close at 4:30 pm. All visitors to the Court House are required to pass through metal detectors located at the north entrance and are subject to search upon entering the building.


Grundy County Crimestoppers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting local law enforcement agencies. The current Crimestoppers Coordinator is Kevin Callahan. Rewards of up to $5,000 are offered to citizens who provide information related to a specific crime that results in the arrest of a defendant. All calls to Crimestoppers are kept strictly confidential and the caller is NEVER asked to leave their name or call back number. To contact the Grundy County Crimestoppers line, please call (815) 942-9667, 24 hours a day.

D.A.R.E. Division

The Grundy County D.A.R.E. Program has been in effect since 1989 in area schools. Currently the D.A.R.E. Program is taught at Braceville Elementary School, Gardner Grade School, MVK Middle School, Nettle Creek and South Wilmington Grade School.

Investigations Division

Investigations Division: (815) 942-6645 The Sheriff’s Investigative Division is currently staffed by (1) Lieutenant and (2) Detective Sergeants.

Jail Division

The Grundy County Jail provides for the custody of individuals awaiting trial, serving sentences up to (1) year or those sentenced to periodic imprisonment. Capacity for the Jail is (65) inmates. Visiting hours for female prisoners are: Sundays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 pm. Visiting hours for male prisoners are: Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. For additional information concerning the Jail, please contact the Jail Superintendent at (815) 941-3243.

Patrol Division

Patrol Division: (815) 942-0336 The Patrol Division is the backbone of the Sheriff’s Office. Newly commissioned Deputies begin their law enforcement career in this Division upon successfully completing the 480- hour Basic Law Enforcement Training at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. Four shifts comprised of sixteen patrol Deputies and four patrol Sergeants are assigned to the street. Patrol is conducted in the unincorporated areas of Grundy County and also within several municipalities that have contracts for this service. This Division operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Records Division

The Records Division maintains and updates criminal arrest records, police files and performs computerized entry of all police reports. They are also available for completing requests for copies of all documents and accident reports. For records information please call the Sheriff’s Office Records Division at (815) 941-3240.

Traffic Safety

For many years the goal of the Sheriff’s Office has been to provide a Traffic Unit specially trained in enforcement initiatives, but also in Accident Investigation and Reconstruction. Currently the Sheriff’s Office employs (3) Certified Accident Reconstructionists trained through the Northwestern Institute for Traffic Safety in Evanston, Illinois.

Warrants Division

CAUTION Misuse of warrant information may subject you to civil or criminal liability. This online database is updated once a month and recent changes in the status of warrants may not be immediately reflected. It is possible that some warrants have been resolved and the matter is no longer pending. This information is being provided as a service to the public; however the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office cannot guarantee, nor assumes any liability for the accuracy of the information at the time of use. All warrants must be verified for accuracy through our system prior to apprehension. Do not attempt to make an arrest based on this warrant information; only peace officers can arrest a person for an outstanding warrant of arrest. If you have information which may lead to the arrest of individuals named in these warrants, please call Dispatch at (815) 942-0336, 24 hours a day, or submit information in writing to: Warrants, 111 East Illinois Avenue, Morris, IL 60450.



Police Lost Alert Program

This program is designed to help members of the Sheriff’s Department locate a missing child or adult who has developmental disabilities or a higher-than-usual risk of wandering off or becoming lost.