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Illinois County Statute (55 ILCS 5/3-6021)

The sheriff is conservator of the peace. Each sheriff shall be conservator of the peace in his or her county, and shall prevent crime and maintain the safety and order of the citizens of that county; and may arrest offenders on view, and cause them to be brought before the proper court for trial or examination.

As chief law enforcement officer of the County, Sheriff Keith Nygren directs the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, whose fundamental function is the protection of lives and property of County residents. He accomplishes this through the establishment and administration of a variety of divisions within the Sheriff's Office, including:  Operations, Corrections, Investigations, Special Services and Administrative.

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Sheriff Keith Nygren on November 18, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. hosted an awards ceremony, honoring and recognizing members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Of… Learn More

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