Sheriff Antonio D. Brown brings to office over 28 years of experience in law enforcement in the Macon County Sheriff's Office and a lifetime of experience growing up and living in Macon County.
Sheriff Brown grew up in the inner-city of Decatur, Illinois. Adopted as an infant by his parents, Thomas and Joyce, Sheriff Brown's father passed away before his first birthday, leaving his mother to raise him and his sister on her own. She instilled in them the value of hard-work.
Sheriff Brown graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1986 where he excelled in school sports and formed close friendships with his fellow classmates and teachers. He joined the United States Army after graduation, completing his military service in 1989 before being honorably discharged. He attended Richland Community College and began his career with the Macon County Sheriff's Office in 1990.
Sheriff Brown has held many positions within the Macon County Sheriff's Office including Deputy Sheriff; Operations Lieutenant; Lieutenant; Detective; Jail Superintendent; Fugitive Apprehension; Sergeant and Correctional Officer. Sheriff Brown has participated in a wide-range of compulsory and specialized trainings while serving with the Macon County Sheriff's Office including Basic Correctional Officer Training Course; Basic Police Training Course; Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.); Clandestine Laboratory Safety; Basic SWAT/CBQ; REID Method of Criminal Interviewing; Juvenile Officer Certification; Cultural Diversity Instructor; Counter Drug Special Reaction; Tactical Teams Operations; Command and General Staff; Lead Homicide Investigator; and Police Executive Role in the 21st Century. Sheriff Brown is also a certified instructor for Fair and Impartial Policing, and Procedural Justice.
Along with his professional responsibilities, Sheriff Brown has been active in the community throughout his adult life, serving on several boards and committees that focus on improving the quality of life in the Macon County area.
Sheriff Brown has one daughter who is a senior in college in Chicago.