Lake County Sheriff's Office 2293 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307 15.6 miles from Thornton 219-755-3400
Cook County Sheriff's Office 50 West Washington Street Chicago IL 60602 21.4 miles from Thornton 312-603-6444
Will County Sheriff's Office 14 Jefferson Street Joliet IL 60432 24.2 miles from Thornton 815-727-8798
Porter County Sheriff's Office 2755 Indiana 49 Valparaiso IN 46383 32.1 miles from Thornton 219-477-3000
Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton IL 60187 33.7 miles from Thornton 630-407-2000
Kankakee County Sheriff's Office 3000 S Justice Way Kankakee IL 60901 35.0 miles from Thornton 815-802-7100
Kane County Sheriff's Office 37W755 Il Route 38 Ste A St. Charles IL 60175 42.9 miles from Thornton 630-208-2000
Kendall County Sheriff's Office 1102 Cornell Lane Yorkville IL 60560 43.9 miles from Thornton 630-553-7500
Grundy County Sheriff's Office 111 East Illinois Avenue Morris IL 60450 44.2 miles from Thornton 815-942-6645
Laporte County Sheriff's Office 809 State Street La Porte IN 46350 46.4 miles from Thornton 219-879-3530
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.