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Enforcement Division

The Enforcement Division is broken down in to 2 distinct, but interwoven bureaus, the Patrol Bureau and the Special Operations Bureau.

The Patrol Bureau oversees law enforcement for all of the unincorporated areas of Will County and Homer Glen. The Patrol Bureau is also responsible for handling records management for all police incident reports. Telecommunications/911 calls and Traffic Enforcement also fall under the Patrol Bureau.

The Special Operations Bureau encompasses the many specialized units within the Sheriff’s Office. These are: Criminal Investigations (Criminal Investigations Section, Crime Scene Investigations, Social Worker), Gang Suppression Unit / K9, Warrants Unit, Homeland Security, Special Operations Group (S.O.G.) and those deputies assigned to outside agencies (i.e. FBI, DEA, TriCounty Auto Theft, MANS, etc.)

Traffic Section

This nationally recognized section is highly trained and motivated. The current Traffic Section is commanded by a Sergeant, and includes 7 deputies, a Coordinator and an Administrative Clerk. Three deputies are experienced Traffic Re-constructionists and have attended Northwestern University’s prestigious Traffic Institute. The two newest deputies in the section, as well as the the deputy in charge of vehicle seizures, have recently attended reconstruction courses at Northwestern University’s Traffic Institute.

The Traffic Section has a primary responsibility to promote traffic safety throughout Will County. Major Crash Investigation; Hit and Run investigations; DUI, Speeding and Occupant Restraint enforcement; Traffic Safety education, Child Passenger Safety education; and conducting Special Projects are all part of the duties of personnel assigned to the Traffic Section.

Crime Tips / Crime Prevention

Adult Detention Division

The Will County Adult Detention Facility provides for the safe and humane detention of individuals awaiting trial, or serving criminal sentences up to one year. The Will County Adult Facility has received accreditation status through the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. The Will County Adult Detention facility originally opened its doors in March of 1989, and in May of 2009, completed a $70 million dollar expansion of the facility. The original 156,000 square foot building was expanded to 318,000 square feet, adding 10 new housing units and increasing capacity of the jail from 322 inmates to over 1000 inmates. The facility is located in the downtown area of the Will County seat, which is Joliet Illinois. The facility is constructed in an architectural style called “podular”. The podular architecture clusters inmate cells around a common day room, exercise area, and visitation room.

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law by then
President George W. Bush in September 2003.

Sexual contact between inmates or between staff, Visitors, Volunteers or contractors and inmates is never permitted and is a crime.

Reports of such activity will be investigated and anyone found in violation is subject to criminal prosecution.

The Will County Sheriff’s Office enforces the Prison Rape Elimination Act and will prosecute violators.

Crime Tips may be submitted at the Will County Sheriff’s Office website through our Crime Tip Form Please include PREA in the subject.

ADF PREA Policy

Court Services - Court Security, Civil Process.

The Court Services / Special Projects Bureau oversees Civil Process and Court Services. The Will County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division serves over 22,000 items of process annually. These items include subpoenas from the Will County State’s Attorney, summons for law suits, quasi criminal summons from villages and counties throughout the United States. This bureau also handles security for the Courthouse, Court Annex Building, River Valley Juvenile Justice Center and the outer court branches.

Adiministration Division

The Administration Division is comprised of the Sheriff, Undersheriff, Court Services / Special Projects Bureau and the Support Services Bureau.

The Court Services / Special Projects Bureau oversees Civil Process and Court Services. The Will County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division serves over 22,000 items of process annually. These items include subpoenas from the Will County State’s Attorney, summons for law suits, quasi criminal summons from villages and counties throughout the United States. This bureau also handles security for the Courthouse, Court Annex Building, River Valley Juvenile Justice Center and the outer court branches.

The Support Services Bureau encompasses much of the behind the scenes operations that keep the Sheriff’s Office running. The Support Services Bureau provides staff support to the entire Sheriff’s Office concerning budgeting / payroll. They also provide long range planning, resource procurement and allocation, training, facility and vehicle maintenance, and management information systems/technical support.

Support Services Bureau

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14 W Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432

16909 W. Laraway Rd., Joliet, IL 60433

95 S. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60436

25 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432

Civil Process Division: 815.727.8895 Patrol: 815.727.8575
Records Section: 815.727.4738
Traffic Section: 815.727.3263
Main Number: 815.740.1250
Video Visitation: 815.774.7950
Main Number: 815.727.8574

 

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