The Macon County Sheriff's Office was founded in 1829 with William Warnick serving as the first Sheriff.  Sheriff Warnick was a personal friend of young Abe Lincoln when the Lincoln family lived in the general area of Warnick's tavern.

Macon County elected the first African-American Sheriff in Illinois with the election of Roger E. Walker Jr. in 1998.  Today, our agency takes pride in the many services we provide the citizens and we are a pro-active force within the community.  Please explore our website so that you can learn more about one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country.

(217) 424-1321 Main Office, Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Holidays Closed  listed here
(217) 424-1319 Command, 24 Hrs
(217) 424-1341 Corrections, 24 Hrs
(217) 424-1371 Court Security, Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

(217) 424-6010 Command
(217) 424-1499 Corrections
Postal Address
(Click on address for map) 333 S. Franklin Street Decatur, IL 62523
Electronic mail
General Information:

The Office of Macon County Sheriff will strive to serve the community with a highly motivated, professional staff that will treat everyone with respect and courtesy.  Our agency will provide a safe environment by preserving the peace and enforcing our government's laws.  Our men and women, through community service, will work diligently to ensure that Macon County will be a better place to live for everyone.

Revised on 1/20/2015
Sheriff Thomas P. Schneider