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About McDonough County Sheriff Department

Our Mission

THE MISSION OF THE MCDONOUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS TO ATTAIN THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE AND SECURITY FOR ALL WHO LIVE, WORK, LEARN, AND VISIT IN THE COUNTY OF MCDONOUGH. WE SHALL DO THIS BY WORKING WITH ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND THE COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE SAFETY AND REDUCE CRIME.

Our Primary Goals

  • Goal #1. PUBLIC SAFETY: To provide a secure environment that will foster residential, commercial and cultural advancement within McDonough County.
  • Goal #2. EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE: To provide quality services through the cost efficient and effective utilization of Departmental resources,
  • Goal #3. LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY: To enhance the law enforcement leadership by providing high quality law enforcement services emphasizing fair treatment of citizens.
  • Goal #4. PARTNERSHIP: To achieve effective citizen, police personnel, public and private agencies cooperation to improve the quality of life and enhance public safety.
  • Goal #5. PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL: To provide a highly motivated and trained work force which is professional, ethical and representative of the community it serves.

Jail

The Jail staff is responsible for the care and custody of pre-trail detainees and convicted individuals sentenced to the McDonough County Jail. The Jail may be contacted at 309-833-JAIL (5245).

Visitation

Visitation shall be conducted twice weekly: on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. for female inmates and from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. for male inmates; also on Wednesday from 08:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. for male inmates and 10:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. for female inmates. A week is Sunday thru Saturday. Inmates shall be allowed visitation for up to thirty minutes per week on either Wednesday or Saturday unless that inmate has had disciplinary action taken for a jail rule violation.

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Visitation Guidelines

  • Inmates shall be in custody of the McDonough County Jail for a minimum of 7 consecutive days before eligibility for visiting privileges.
  • Inmates serving a sentence of periodic imprisonment such as weekends or work release are not eligible for visitation privileges.
  • Inmates shall be allowed visitation for up to thirty minutes per week on either Wednesday or Saturday unless that inmate has had disciplinary action taken for a jail rule violation. A week is Sunday thru Saturday.
  • Visits may be broken down into two 15-minute visits, not to exceed more than 30 minutes per inmate per week.
  • Visits shortened by an inmate, visitor or jail staff shall be counted at the next highest cutoff of either 15 minutes or 30 minutes.
  • Visitation will be on a first come basis, upon completion of the allotted visiting time all remaining visitors will have to wait until the next week for visitation.
  • Two immediate family members may visit during one 15 minute visit, provided space is available.
  • In cases where a relative and a friend arrive at the same time, the relative will be given preference.
  • Any person on a visitation list that creates any problem with the staff may have their visitation rights revoked.
  • Visitation may be extended from 15 minutes to 30 minutes of continuous time.
  • Visitation shall not be split into separate 15 minute visits for the same visitor.
  • One 15 minute visit per week is a right that shall only be revoked by an inmate violating a visiting rule. Visitation may be reduced to 15 minutes per week as a disciplinary action.
  • Persons under 17 years of age shall be accompanied by an adult with picture identification.
  • Inmates may request a new visiting list on the first visiting day each month, between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM. All previous lists will be placed in the inmates master arrest file.
  • Visitation between parties involving any known order of protection shall not be permitted.
  • Visitors for inmates in the McDonough County Jail may leave the following listed items: Paper bound books, paper bound crossword or word search books, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, Certified Check issued by a bank and cash. Any exceptions to this rule shall be obtained from the Jail Sergeant, Chief Deputy or Sheriff prior to the visiting day.
  • Clergy from organizations other than the Vineyard or Jail Ministries for Jesus shall be allowed to visit on scheduled visiting days. Such visits shall be conducted in the inmate visiting room, provided the name of the minister visiting is on the inmates authorized visiting list. Clergy visits do not count as time against authorized visiting for family and friends but should not exceed one hour. All clergy shall be required to provide identification of affiliation before being allowed to visit inmates.

Court Security

Court Security is responsible for the security of the Courthouse, courtrooms, and transportation of inmates from the Jail to court.

Civil Process

The Civil Process section processes legal filings by attorneys, private citizens, and the Court. Civil Process may be contacted at 309-833-2633, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Correspondence may be sent to:

McDonough County Sheriff's Office
Civil Process
110 S. McArthur St.
Macomb, IL 61455

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