Welcome to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office Website
Sheriff Richard Meyers
Chief Deputy Kurt Ditzler

As Sheriff, I am honored and proud to have the opportunity to serve the people of Winnebago County.  Myself along with Chief Deputy Kurt Ditzler work side by side with personnel of this Department to continually meet the diverse challenges of ensuring that public safety services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner.  Together, we will continue to ensure the success of our community through a shared commitment to communication, problem solving and a dedication to the well being of our families, schools, neighborhoods and businesses. Dedicated to meaningful partnerships and effective problem solving, the men and women of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office continue to serve with pride, integrity, professionalism and a dedicated  community spirit.  Comments, suggestions and questions regarding your Sheriff’s Office are always welcome and are critical to the success of our partnership.

Our Mission 

It is our mission to provide responsive, professional and caring law enforcement services to all people in Winnebago County. In pursuit of this mission we will maintain the peace, protect lives and property to the very best of our ability, initiate and maintain crime prevention programs, and apprehend criminals, while upholding the values of the department. We take responsibility for the care of inmates placed into the Sheriff's custody as a top priority and will maintain humane facilities to ensure their safety and the safety of our members and our community.

In standing behind our mission statement, employees of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office must possess high quality values. These values directly shape the Sheriff’s Office and the behavior of our employees.  

295th Accreditated

For an EMERGENCY Dial 9-1-1 
Non-Emergency outside the City of Rockford 815-282-2600 
Non-Emergency inside the City of Rockford 815-966-2900






jc4.jpg Winnebago County
Justice Center
650 W. State Street
Rockford, IL  61102