Fayette County Sheriff's Office

The office of Sheriff is an elected position with the Sheriff serving a term of four years.  Sheriff's office duties include, but are not limited to the following:


* Civil Process (Prepayment required for service fees)Click here for fees     

* Court Security

* Jail Operations

* Jail/Courthouse Maintenance


Fayette County Jail houses state and federal prisoners with a capacity of 64 inmates.


The Sheriff's Office consists of 1 investigator, 8 full-time road deputies, 9 full-time correctional officers, 4 full-time telecommunicators, 2 full-time maintenance/custodial employees, 1 full-time cook, and 21 part-time support personnel.


* Deputies' duties include patrol, arrest, criminal investigation, drug interdiction, inmate transport, and other duties as assigned by the Sheriff.


* Correctional Officers' duties include inmate supervision, courtroom security, and inmate transport. 


All full-time deputies and correctional officers receive academy certification and annual training through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.


* Telecommunicators' duties include answering 911 calls, dispatching deputies, fire fighters, and EMS.  Telecommunicators also enter information into LEADS, such as criminal and civil documents, including warrants.


Telecommunicators are certified through the Illinois State Police - LEADS Administration.


  A first for Fayette County occurred in May of 2008, with the addition of "Phantom", a trained, multi-purposed K-9 used in the following areas:


* Drug Interdiction

* Narcotics Detection

* Tracking

* Evidence Search

Special Instructions

Fayette County Sheriff's Office/Jail is located in Vandalia, Illinois. 

Directions:  I-70, exit 61, East on Randolph to 8th St., turn South, 3 blocks to Johnson. 

Law Enforcement entrance:  South door of jail.

Inmate Visitor entrance:  Through courthouse main entrance.

Administrative Office is located on North side of jail. 

  Adm.Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

Jail Visiting Hours: Male visitor hours: for State inmates:

                            Sundays and Wednesdays

                            9:30am-11am, 2pm-4pm, and 7pm-8pm

* for Federal inmates: Tuesdays and Saturdays; same hours as above

                            Female visitor hours:  for State inmates:

                            Sundays and Wednesdays

                            8:30am-9:30am, 1pm-2pm, and 6pm-7pm

* for Federal inmates:  Tuesdays and Saturdays; same hours as above

Sheriff's Office

221 S. 7th Street, Room 500

Vandalia, IL  62471


Phone: (618) 283-2141

Fax: (618) 283-5014

E-Mail Sheriff



Aaron Lay

County Sheriff


Brent Ellis

Chief Deputy


J.D. Vieregge

Jail Administrator


Teresa Durbin

Administrative Secretary


Katy Strobel

Administrative Secretary



Shawn Carter

Sherri Miller

Josh Wattles

Greg Kline

Steven Coody

Ed Durbin

Klayton Brasel

Larry Halleman

Ronnie Stevens



Hans Christian

Wade Nevergall

Craig Huskey

Russ Agee

Matt McConkey

Brian Kelly

Pat Lay

Bryan Glidden

Bob Fritcher



Sandy Worker

Gay Claycomb

Lisa Merriman

Beth Trexler



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