Sheriff Russell Adams
Sheriff Russell Adams started his career with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department in 1986 as Dispatch/Corrections officer. He graduated from the Police Academy in 1989. In 1989 to 2001 he was an investigator with the Illinois Drug Task Force. From 2001 until November 2006 he worked patrol/investigations and had investigated multiple crimes ranging from misdemeanor thefts to homicides. Russell has received multiple awards at the state and federal level for his involvement in the drug interdiction. In November of 2006, he was elected Sheriff of Lawrence County for the first time and has since served three terms.
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