Grundy County Sheriff


  • Sheriff Ken Briley

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. 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 two Sergeants and one Deputy.

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.  For questions about jail visitation or general jail information call 815-941-3243. 
For additional information concerning the Jail, please contact the Deputy Chief Eric Werden at (815) 941-3191.


Inmate Mail - Phone Calls - Bonding Information - Victim Notification Information


Inmate Mail information:

  • All incoming and outgoing mail is subject to inspection.
  • All letters must be addressed to the detainee C/O Grundy County Jail 111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL  60450.
  • Mail must have a return address and name.
  • Money orders made payable to the inmate will be accepted.  Cash is to be deposited via the KIOSK machine in the jail vestibule.
  • The Grundy County Jail staff does not deliver personal messages to inmates.

Bonding Information:

  • Cash for bond will be accepted (no personal checks) Exact amount only no change is given.
  • For large bond amounts, Certified Bank Checks are accepted payable to the Grundy County Circuit Clerk.
  • Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express are accepted via  Contact at or 800-352-9870 for details.  They will need the a credit card number, the Inmates full name, the inmate’s number and the total cash bail amount.

Phone Calls/Receiving phone calls

Securus is the phone system Grundy County Jail inmate use. Contact Securus customer service at 800-644-6591 for information on how to set up an account.

  • Inmates can make collect calls to regular home phones.
  • Inmates can make calls to cell phones who can pay instantly with a credit card or setting up an account with Securus
  • Inmates can use money from their personal jail account to make phone calls.
  • All phone calls are subject to recording and monitoring

Misc Information:

  • Money for an inmate can be deposited anytime to the KIOSK machine inside the vestibule.  The KIOSK accepts cash or Credit/Debit cards.
  • The Grundy County Jail does not deliver notes, letters not mailed, or messages to inmates.  Please make other arrangements.
  • Inmates may receive up to 5 photos by U.S. Mail that are not of the Polaroid type, have alcohol/drug use, gang symbols/signs, any lewd or provocative in nature depicted in the photos.

Victim Notification Information:

  • If you are a victim in a crime or you just want to be notified when a detainee gets released from jail, contact Vine Link at 866-566-8439 or and register to be notified by their service.
Inmate Visitation Schedule


7:00-9:00 P.M. WEDNESDAYS
1:00-3:00 P.M. SUNDAYS


9:00-10:00 P.M. WEDNESDAYS
3:00-4:00 P.M. SUNDAYS


Visiting Rules:

  • NO MORE THAN 2 VISITORS at a time per inmate and one visit per visiting day unless approved in advance by the Sheriff and/or the Jail Superintendent.
  • All visitors MUST SHOW a state issued Photo ID or Passport to visit.
  • No one under the age of 17 will be allowed to visit without being accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visits are 15 minutes.
  • All visitors must sign in with a Correctional Officer. All visitors are subject to search at any time.
  • No Cell Phones are allowed in the visitation room.
  • No food, drinks or smoking is allowed in the visitation room.
  • Please remember other families are visiting. If children are running or making loud noises, you will be asked to leave.
  • Anyone violating the above listed rules will be asked to leave and may be prohibited from visiting in the future.
  • Anyone who has been incarcerated in the Grundy County Jail within the last 60 days will not be allowed to visit.
  • All special visits MUST BE arranged NO LESS THAN 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE and approved by the Sheriff and/or the Jail Superintendent.
  • No clothing, books, magazines or newspapers are allowed to be brought in and will not be accepted.
  • Only Medication in the original container with the inmates name and prescribed by a doctor will be accepted.
  • All Medication MUST be approved by the Jail Medical Staff before it will be dispensed.

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 560 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.

Law Enforcement Links

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.


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