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The Lobby and waiting room of the Moultrie County Detention Center and Sheriff's Office.
Here the public will be greeted by reception, or enter the Video visitation room located in the lobby.

Lobby Hours: 8 Am - 4 Pm M-F
After hours ring bell in lobby

Visitation days and times for inmates can be found here.

Watch for this gypsy scam.


These guys are coming from the Chicago area and traveling to the rural areas of Central Illinois. We have been informed that they are posing as Lot surveying crews, City workers, Tree trimmers and they have been known to use water and electric companies as covers.

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Sign up for emergency alerts
Moultrie County ESDA and local emergency officials are encouraging residents to sign up for the new Code Red emergency alert system. Sign up is free and may be done online by clicking the Code Red logo.

Former Sheriff Jeff Thomas is being presented with 2 of 16 backpacks donated by Deb Groendal of the Sullivan Senior Center.  The backpacks have a blanket, wet wipes, clothing, etc and are specifically for children coming from Meth contaminated homes in need of such items. 

Illegal grow operation

On Monday, September 13th, the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force, removed and destroyed 15 large marijuana plants with a street value of $15,000. This illegal grow operation was located on Corps of Engineer property approximately 6 miles southeast of Sullivan. An investigation into the individual(s) responsible is ongoing by the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office and the East Central Illinois Drug task Force. 

Telephone Scam

Recently, some Moultrie County residents have received phone calls originating from Canada. The caller(s) are contacting female residents with a grandson(s). The caller will identify himself by the grandson’s name. The caller then usually states something like the following:
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Jail recouping the monetary rewards of housing federal prisoners

Since January, the Moultrie County Jail has generated more than $60,000 by housing federal prisoners.
The additional money is a source of income which will help pay for the new jail, said Sheriff Jeff Thomas. It also generates money for utilities, additional staff, food costs and the business of operating a jail.
"It definitely offsets expenses," said Thomas.

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Sheriff’s Dept. takes delivery of a 6x6

The Moultrie County Sheriff’s Dept. took delivery of a Polaris Ranger 6x6 utility vehicle from the US Smokeless Tobacco Co.’s 2008 Operation Ranger program.

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Boating Safty Information
Travel responsibly on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.
Educate yourself by learning rules and regulations, planning for your trip, taking recreation skills classes, and knowing how to use and operate your equipment safely.

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Watch out for Deer!
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New fees for Sex Offender Registration. 
$100.00 Initial registration; $5.00 annual re-registration. 
These fees are “cash only”.

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