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The mission of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department is to provide quality and professional service to the communities we serve.


Our mission includes the prevention of crime, the investigation of criminal incidents, the identification, apprehension and detention of criminal suspects and the recovery of stolen or lost property.


In the performance of this mission our deputies and department personnel will uphold all statutory and constitutional standards of this department and will work withal law enforcement officials in order to provide a safe environment for the people of Lawrence County.


We are dedicated to providing fair, unbiased, judicious police service in the manner that is respectful of the dignity of all individuals.

To Serve and Protect : In Emergency dial 911
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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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