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.
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.