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Knox County Jail Overview

Knox County is in Illinois and according to the 2010 census, the population was 52,919. The cunty seat is Galesburg. Modern day Knox County was organized in 825 from Fulton County. The county is on the Spoon River and known for scenic drives and fall festivals during the first two weekends in October.
The county has a total area of 720 square miles of which 3.4 square miles is water.

The county is governed by 15 elected members of the board who are voted into office every four years. You can reach county administration at: Galesburg City Hall 55 W. Tompkins Galesburg, IL 61401 309-345-3815, 309345-3801 (fax). Contact the Knox County Clerk, Scott Erickson at 309-345-3815 for information.
Zip Codes in the county: 61401, 61402, 61410, 61414, 61428, 61430, 61436, 61439, 61448, 61467, 61472, 61474, 61485, 61488, 61489, 61572.

County Jail Overview

Knox County Correctional Division
Louis Glossip, Knox County Jail Administrator
Know County Jail
152 South Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-345-3733
Fax: 309-345-3724

Inmate Search

You can conduct an inmate search by using the Knox County Sheriff’s Office most wanted page at:

You can also contact the cunty jail at 309-345-3733 for information on an inmate. Information can also be found at the Knox County Courthouse, 200 South Cherry Street, Galesburg, IL.61401 309-345-3815.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

You can visit your inmate from your home computer by using video visitation. For more information on video visitation visit

Visiting Hours are:
Thursdays: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sundays” 1:00 am. – 3:00 pm
Visitors are subject to search. All visits are conducted by video and last about 20 minutes
No personal contact or private visitation at the County Jail
You must present a valid phot ID and check-in with the Correctional Staff in the Lobby of the Knox County Law Enforcement Center.
You can deposit money in an inmate account using the kiosk in the lobby. You can use cash, credit and debit cards to deposit funds into an inmate’s commissary account. You need the inmate’s name to make the deposit.
Mail is sent via the U.S. Postal Services and must include the inmates first and last name. No cash can be sent through the mail and letters may be subject to search.

Working at Knox County Jail or Sheriff’s Office

There re no current openings at the Knox County Jail or Sheriff’s Office. However, if you want to be a deputy, you must be at least 21, have a high school diploma or a GED. You cannot have any open warrants or felonies on your record You will be required to have an oral interview as well as take an Illinois state law enforcement test. The pay rate is $29.50 an hour plus benefits. For more information, contact the sheriff’s office at 309-345-3733.

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 Knox County by going to

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 Knox County, Illinois

Knox County Sheriff
Knox County Law Enforcement Center
David Clague, Sheriff
Scott G. Erickson, County Clerk and Freedom of Information Officer
152 South Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-345-3733
Fax: 309-345-3724

Office hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. There are 18 full time patrol officers in the Sheriff’s Office and 3 investigation officers (detectives).

Knox 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:Knox County Probation Department
Location:200 South Cherry Street, Galesburg, Illinois, 61401
Knox County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 116
Avg Daily Population 116
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 25
Full time total employees 25
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 2003
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Knox County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201623,190
Number Employed Annual Average, 201621,775
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,415
Unemployment Rate, 20166.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201543,796
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Knox County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20148,149
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201517.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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