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
* Evidence Search