Located at 2200 N. Seminary Avenue in Woodstock, the Sheriff’s Office is staffed with nearly 400 employees who work to accomplish the goals and objectives of the department and improve the safety of the citizens of McHenry County.
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Located at the East Entrance of the Government Center.
Meet The Team
McHenry County Sheriff
As chief law enforcement officer of McHenry County, Sheriff Bill Prim 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 Administration.
Sheriff Bill Prim has been in office since 2014 and has a 30+ year career in law enforcement. He is a long-time McHenry County resident where he has raised his two children and developed close ties with the community.
Ricardo Pagán is the Undersheriff of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. His responsibilities are to provide oversight of the Operations and Corrections Divisions.
He has nearly 40 years of law enforcement experience. He started out as a patrolman in Lorain, Ohio in 1982. In 1991, He joined the FBI as a Special Agent. He retired from the FBI in December 2014, as an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge over the violent crimes section. He was hired as the Chief of Operations January, 2015 and was subsequently promoted to Undersheriff in March 2019.
Chief of Operations
Robb Tadelman is an 18 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and currently serves as the Chief of Operations. As Chief, Robb oversees the Criminal Investigation Division, Telecommunications Division and Special Services Division.
Robb is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in Aviation and Administration and a Minor in Criminal Justice. He’s a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He and his family have been living in McHenry County for 17 years.
Chief of Operations
Chief John Miller first joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1994 and has held many positions within the department, leading up to his role as Chief of Operation. As Chief of Operations, Miller is responsible for the Patrol Division, Marine Patrol, and the garage. Miller graduated from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command class #199 and FBI National Academy session #236.
Originally from Chicago, Miller is a longtime resident of McHenry County. He has a degree from Illinois State University and is working towards a MA from the University of Virginia.
Chief of Corrections
Chief Clesceri joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2020 where he presently serves as the Chief of Corrections. He previously served as a member of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. He is a former chief of police with 33 years of law enforcement experience in Illinois and Greater Los Angeles. Previous law enforcement assignments include Assistant Chief of Investigations, Commander, Sergeant, Patrol and K9 Officer, Gang Investigator, Major Narcotics Detective, and Asian Organized Crime.
Mike is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command, and Harvard Kennedy School for Crisis Leadership. He received his Executive Juris Doctor of Law Degree from Concord Law School of Purdue University and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He is presently attending the University of Virginia, School of Leadership.
Chief of Court Security
Mike Brichetto has been employed by the Sheriff’s Office since 2014, and currently serves as the Chief of Court Security. As Chief, Mike supervises 28 officers whose primary goal is to provide a safe environment for the Judiciary and all who enter the Government Center. Additionally, Mike acts as the liaison between the Sheriff Office and the Courts, keeping the Sheriff informed of any security concerns that may arise. Prior to being hired by the Sheriff’s Office, Mike was employed as a Command Staff Officer for the Crystal Lake Police Department, having over 30 years of police experience. He is also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has resided with his family in McHenry County for over 40 years.
A lifelong resident of McHenry County, Sandra Salgado came to McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in 2014 after working for Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to that, Salgado worked for Pioneer Center for Human Services for over 13 years in human resource management.
As the Business Manager for the Sheriff’s Office, Salgado is responsible for budget development and annual oversight. She also serves at the liaison to the County Board to help move resolutions through committees for operational sustainability as well updating the County Board on Sheriff’s Office activities.
Salgado also manages the front office team and tasks like human resource, payroll, and accounting, along with overseeing the Custodial team, Records team and Civil Process team.