County Sheriff

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)
  • Court Security
  • Jail Operations
  • Jail/Courthouse Maintenance
Fayette County Jail houses state and federal prisoners with a capacity of 70 inmates.


The Sheriff's Office consists of:  
  • 2 Full-Time Administrative Assistants
  • 4 Full-Time Tellecommunicators
  • 8 Full-Time Deputies
  • 1 Full-Time Investigator
  • 9 Full-Time Correctional Officers
  • 1 Part-Time Maintenance
  • 1 Full-Time Custodial Employee
  • 21 Part-Time Support Personnel
After the retirement of the first K-9 Deputy for Fayette County, "Phantom," a trained, multi-purposed K-9, K-9 Deputy "Tex" joined the force in 2015 and is used in the following areas:
  • Drug Interdiction
  • Evidence Search
  • Narcotics Detection
  • Tracking

Fayette County Sheriff's Office/Jail

Fayette County Sheriff's Office/Jail is located in Vandalia, Illinois.
  • Directions: Take I-70 exit 61, turn east on Randolph to 8th Street, turn south, travel 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. Administrative Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.