Sheriff’s Office


Citizens and visitors of Hancock County,

To limit the opportunity of COVID-19 being introduced into our county jail, all in-house visitations will be by appointment only until further notice.  These security measures are recommended by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

For the safety and security of our staff we would also like the public to limit their interaction in the lobby of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.  The health safety of our staff is paramount during this time.

If you have an emergency, call 911.  If you need assistance on other non-emergency issues, please call 217-357-2115.

Thank you for being patient and understanding during this time.


Sheriff Scott Bentzinger