Search Inmates in Effingham County, Illinois. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Criminal Record, Confinment Reason, Court Case #, Warrant #, Bond, Offense Date, Date of Birth, Description.

Effingham County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office Overview

Effingham County is in the southern part of Illinois. As of the 2010 Census the population was 34,242. The county seat is Effingham. According to the US Census Bureau, Effingham Cunty has a total area of 480 square miles of which 1.2 square miles is water. Just west of Effingham on Interstate 70 there is a 198 ft. white cross. It is estimated that 35,00 vehicles must pass this site each day. This is the world’s second biggest cross.

Effingham is divided into 10 incorporated cities and villages and 15 townships. There are 972 miles of roadways patrolled by the sheriff’s office.
Zip codes in Effingham County are: 62411, 6214, 62401, 62424, 62426, 62445, 62433, 62467, 62426, 62473.

County Jail Overview

101 N. Fourth Street #101
Effingham, Illinois 62
Phone: 217-342-38666
Fax: 217-342-2231

The Effingham County IL Jail located in Effingham, IL and is classified as medium custody jail. The jail is used by multiple jurisdictions for offenders who have short state sentences (usually less than one year), probation violators and those awaiting trial, sentencing or other court appearances and are awaiting to post or are unable to make bail.

Effingham County, IL jails hold prisoners after an arrest or people who have been transferred to the county from a detention center. Effingham County has one jail with a total 60 beds. These correctional facilities have private cells for extremely violent criminals or controversial suspects. Effingham County jails are subject to health and medical restrictions and must provide medical care to all its inmates.

Inmate Search

To find an inmate in the Effingham County Jail, use the first and last name in the form. Follow the instructions to locate the inmate you are searching.
The name, custody status, gender and ethnicity is listed.

Contact the Sheriff’s Office for more information on inmates. The sheriff’s office can be reached at: Phone: 217-342-2102

Jail Policies and Procedures

Phone Calls and Voicemail:

Only inmates may initiate phone calls. To call you, an inmate simply dials your phone number. When receiving a call, you’ll first hear an announcement from an automated operator; “You are receiving a call from [inmate name], an inmate at Effingham County Jail. Press one (1) to accept.”
You can leave a voicemail for the inmate by calling 1-866-516-0155 and leaving the first and last name of the inmate.

Video Visit in Facility

Visitors may visit using the video stations in the lobby. Two free visits are allowed per week, with additional visits at $7.50 for 30-minutes*. Onsite hours are from 8 am. to 8 pm.
Onsite visiting hours are from 8:00 am-8:00 pm every day.

Scheduling Visits

To schedule a visit with an inmate use the kiosk in the facility lobby. You will need to login (or register if you haven’t already) before scheduling a visit. Available visiting times may vary throughout the facility, depending on classification and housing unit. Inmates are responsible for communicating their allowed visit times to prospective visitors. Inmates will not be permitted to visit during their lockdown time.

Arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled visitation times.

Visits are subject to monitoring and recording. Visits can be denied for operational necessity or disciplinary reasons. No cell phones, food or drink are allowed in the visiting area. Wear proper clothing. Gang signs and symbols are prohibited.

Depositing money for an inmate can be made at the lobby Kiosk. Commissary funds can be deposited online at the GettingOut site, over the phone or at one of the kiosks in the lobby.

Working at the Sheriff’s Office or Jail

Current openings include:

Correctional Officer

Responsibilities of a Correctional Officer: • Effectively work under stressful, high risk situations. • Safeguards detainees and render first aid in emergency situations. • Ensure the safety of the community by maintaining a secure jail facility. • Process the intake and release of detainees. • Understand and execute procedures that are essential to operations of the jail. • Understand and maintain federal and state detainee rights and privileges. • Understand and meet the rules set forth by the Illinois County Jail Standards. • Possess a technical level to understand bond and bond procedures as set forth by Illinois Supreme Court Rules. • Direct and supervise the daily movement and transportation of detainees. • Prepare, process and transmit reports as required. • Perform assignments as directed by Command Staff or the Sheriff.
Deputy Sheriff
The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office conducts testing to establish an eligibility list for the position of Deputy Sheriff. The test is given every two years. Please stop by our office and pick up an application and return it, along with a detailed resume. We will notify you when we conduct our next test.
Requirements: • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. • Be a high school graduate or have equivalent education. • Pass a physical and written exam. • Pass a thorough background investigation. • Successfully complete a 3-5-month training program. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Investigates crimes, interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims; and gathers physical evidence and conducts follow up investigations as needed. • Enforces all felony and misdemeanor laws of the State of Illinois. • Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil and other official papers. Performs special assignments as directed by Command Staff or the Sheriff.
Wages for deputy sheriff are: $35,406

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography. You can access this information online for Effingham County by going

but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last know addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Effingham County, Illinois

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is the major law enforcement agency responding to calls for service throughout the county. The Sheriff’s office is a 24-hour police force and the office patrols and handles all crashes on the 85 miles of rural roadways.

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office has served the people of Effingham County since 1833, through times of peace and times of war, through economic prosperity and economic depression, through compassionate times and through times when man’s inhumanity to his fellow man has made the job of protecting the people an awesome and forbidding task.

Effingham County Illinois Sheriff’s Office

David Mahon, Sheriff
101 N. Fourth Street #101
Effingham, Illinois 62401
Phone: 217-342-2102
Phone: 217-342-2101
Fax: 217-342-2231

To search for active arrest warrants in Effingham County, Illinois you can go to the sheriff’s department, pay a small fee and receive the report you need. You can also use the advanced online warrant database to check millions of records. Use the search form on the website to check your local jurisdiction.

Effingham County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Effingham County Probation Department
Location:120 West Jefferson Avenue, Effingham, Illinois, 62401
Effingham County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 44
Avg Daily Population 45
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 10
Full time total employees 10
Total salaries and wages not applicable
Other operating expenditures not applicable
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction 1990
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Effingham County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201618,647
Number Employed Annual Average, 201617,763
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016884
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201553,077
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Effingham County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,313
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.8
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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