County Sheriff

imagesCounty Sheriff: Jack Harlan
Phone #: (309) 345-3733  Administrative Office
                 (309) 343-9151  Non Emergency
Fax Number: (309) 345-3724
Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:30PM

Knox County Law Enforcement Center
152 South Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL  61401

Freedom of Information Officer:  Scott G. Erickson, County Clerk

Duties of Office: 
The County Sheriff’s office provides a variety of services to the public including:

  • Work in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life by reducing the fear and occurrences of crime by enforcing the laws of the Land.
  • Maintain the following divisions of operation within the Department:
    • Animal Control
    • Correctional Division
    • Patrol Division
    • Investigation
    • Sheriff’s Auxiliary
  • Provide D.A.R.E. drug abuse resistance education program.
  • Provide TRIAD program for elderly citizens in the County.
  • Snowmobile search and rescue program
  • Maintain crime stoppers system.
  • Assist with neighborhood watch programs.
  • Maintain the County Jail.
  • Maintain and operate the Knox County Courthouse and Knox County Law Enforcement Center.

How to get information:
Information can be obtained in person, by mail, or by telephone.  The Administrative office phone number is 309-345-3733.  Requests by mail should be sent to 152 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL  61401.  Please visit for more information.

Employees:  Full Time
Annual Budget Available HERE