Lee County Sheriff's Office 306 South Hennepin Avenue Dixon IL 61021 7.0 miles from Nelson 815-284-5217
Whiteside County Sheriff's Office 400 North Cherry Street Morrison IL 61270 18.6 miles from Nelson 815-772-4044
Ogle County Sheriff's Office 103 Jefferson Street Oregon IL 61061 20.6 miles from Nelson 815-732-6666
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 301 North Main Street Mount Carroll IL 61053 28.5 miles from Nelson 815-244-9171
Clinton County Sheriff's Office 241 7th Avenue North Clinton IA 52732 30.3 miles from Nelson 563-242-9211
Bureau County Sheriff's Office 700 South Main Street Princeton IL 61356 30.4 miles from Nelson 815-875-3344
Stephenson County Sheriff's Office 15 North Galena Avenue Freeport IL 61032 34.7 miles from Nelson 815-235-8290
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 120 North 4th Street Hennepin IL 61327 39.8 miles from Nelson 815-925-7084
Winnebago County Sheriff's Office 420 West State Street Rockford IL 61101 41.9 miles from Nelson 815-319-6005
Henry County Sheriff's Office 311 West Center Street Cambridge IL 61238 45.8 miles from Nelson 309-937-3911
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.