Monroe County, IL
Overview

The Sheriff’s Department is committed to protecting and serving the citizens of Monroe County. We strive to provide an excellent quality of life by ensuring the safety of our residents in their homes and businesses.

Our staff consists of the Sheriff, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeants, Deputies, K9 Deputies, Administrative Staff, Dispatchers, Correctional Officers, Court Security, Animal Control, and Monroe County Maintenance.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is located in Waterloo Illinois. Monroe County is in the southern portion of Illinois and is included in the St. Louis MO-IL Metropolitan Area. Our department serves approximately 33,493 residents in a 398 square mile area.

We believe community input is essential to the operation and success of our county. In order to protect residents to the best of our ability it is vital to maintain communications between citizens and the department. If you have any comments or concerns please feel free to contact us at 618-939-8681. 

Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

Meet Our K-9s

K9 Kondor

 

K9 Kondor was born August 15, 2013. He came to the United States from Hungary in February 2015. Kondor and his handler, Deputy Ed Ahne, graduated from  Vohne Liche Academy in Indiana. Sheriff Neal Rohlfing added K9 Kondor to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department in April 2015 through the use of grants and donations. Kondor is a very skilled dog that is highly trained in Narcotics Detections, Apprehensions, Tracking, and Handler Protection. 

           

 


 

K9 Sven

 
K-9 Sven, a male German Shepherd, was born June 24, 2015 in Augsburg, Germany. Through generous donations and fundraisers, Sven was aquired from Vohne Liche Kennels located in Denver, IN. Sven and his handlder, Deputy Justin Mendenhall, completed 320 hours of traning at the Macon County Sheriff's Department K-9 academy, located in Decatur, IL. Sven became a certified dual purpose patrol K-9. Sven is certified in narcotics, tracking, article searches, building and area searches, obedience and handler protection.
 
 
 
 

Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

Press Releases

Press Releases


 

***Press Release***
June 29, 2017

On August 25, 2016, members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department observed suspicious activity on the parking lot of the United Church of Christ Church located at 200 North Main Street, Waterloo. Deputies completed two vehicle checks and determined that a drug transaction occurred where marijuana was traded for prescription pills. On June 26, 2017, charges were issued on Robert Anderson 22 y/o of Waterloo for Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Charges were also issued on Thomas Toal 20 y/o of Waterloo for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a church. Both Anderson and Toal were given a court date on August 3, 2017. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
June 27, 2017

On June 24, 2017, at approximately 1:21 a.m., members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department completed a vehicle check in the area of LL Road at Route 159. Deputies met with David McBride 19 y/o, from Red Bud who advised he was just involved in an altercation at a near by residence. After speaking with McBride Deputies made an arrest for Unlawful Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, Unlawful Use of Weapons (possession of brass knuckles), Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons (possession of a loaded handgun which was uncased and readily accessible), and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and ammunition without a F.O.I.D. card. McBride fled on foot from Deputies in to a corn field but was subquently located a short time later walking down Route 159. Additional charges for Escape and Theft of Government Property were filed due to McBride fleeing from the Deputies. Additional evidence was recovered from McBride's vehicle which indicated he had discharged the handgun near the residence he left where the altercation occured. On June 26, 2017, McBride was arraigned on all charges and given a $20,000.00 bond. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
June 24, 2017

On June 20, 2017, members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop in Waterloo and arrested Tyler Bergman and Laura Acton for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (heroin). Multiple powers tools were also seized after the arrest and believed to be stolen from a residence in Waterloo. This was K-9 Sven's first assist on felony drug arrests after graduating the K-9 academy just two weeks ago. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***

June 8, 2017

I want to warn our rersidents of scam that is being distrbiuted by mail throughout the county. A letter is being mailed to residents which claims a relative of the person receiving the letter had died in a car accident in Porto Portugal and has left $26,700,000.00 in a safety deposit box. The letter is addressed from Elena A. Morato with the telephone number 011 34 632 005 804, fax number 011 34 917 905 459, and email address of ele1956morato@gmail.com. Investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department contacted the number provided and spoke with a female with a foreign accent. Our investigators informed the female there was an open investigation involving this scam and that it will be turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations for further investigation. Needless to say the female subject declined to provide any information and terminated the telephone call as soon as possible. If you receive this letter in the mail please discard it and do not give any personal information over the telephone.

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

 


***Press Release***
June 7, 2017

I want to congratulate Deputy Steven Meister on being selected for Deputy of the month for May 2017. Deputy Meister's skills regarding investigations involving sex crimes and crimes against children has resulted in his nomination for this award by his supervisors. 
 During the month of May while working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Deputy Meister received 11 cyber tip line reports of IP addresses that were searching for child pornography throughout the county. After review of the evidence Deputy Meister completed a search warrant to review all the images from the provided tips. Deputy Meister also completed 3 subpoenas to determine who the IP addresses returned to which revealed they all returned to one address in the Waterloo area. 
 Through a thorough investigation Deputy Meister determined these cases involved one suspect and located probable cause to complete a federal search warrant at the suspects residence. During the search several thousand child pornography photographs and hundreds of child pornography videos were located on several devices. Federal charges are pending the recovery of all of the images and videos from the multiple devices.
Investigations of these violent crimes is a top priority of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Meister has excelled in this field on more than one occasion. In 2016, Deputy Meister investigated a similar case involving a violent sexual predator who had thousands of child pornography photographs and videos. This subject was found guilty and subsequently sentenced to prison where he is being held today. Being proactive in these types of cases is imperative given the severity of the crime and potential for children becoming victim of a traumatic event. 
 Including the above incidents, while ensuring our motoring public was safe Deputy Meister completed 59 traffic stops, issued 25 citations, 34 written warnings, and arrested 2 suspended drivers. Deputy Meister also completed 49 business checks in an effort to prevent burglaries or thefts from the property owners. Deputy Meister's dedication to Monroe County and to the law enforcement profession is apparent in his job performance and he is to be commended. Congratulations on a job well done!

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

 


***Press Release***
June 2, 2017

Congratulations to Mason Ingram for being selected as the Monroe County Sheriff's Department's summer intern. Mason is attending Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and majoring in Criminal Justice. Mason will be graduating in December 2017 and we want to wish him the best. Mason is working with Sheriff Rohlfing and Deputy Kyle Waddington on drug interdiction today.

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
June 2, 2017

Yesterday Deputy Justin Mendenhall and his K-9 partner Sven graduated from the K-9 academy. They will hit the streets of Monroe County in two days and will fulfill our promise at the sheriff's department to have a K-9 working 7 days a week. Keep up the outstanding work!!

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
May 19, 2017

I want to congratulate Investigator Chad Mueller on being selected as Deputy of the month for April 2017. His skills regarding investigations and initiative has resulted in his nomination and selection for this award.
During the month of April Investigator Mueller was assigned several burglary investigations throughout the county and many of the victims lost hundreds of dollars’ worth of belongings. Investigator Mueller spent countless hours searching for the victim’s property at numerous locations. 
 During the investigation Investigator Mueller made an arrest of a known burglar and heroin addict from the Hecker area. Initially the subject did not admit to the burglaries but Investigator Mueller overheard a conversation on a jail phone to the subject’s mother requesting her to retrieve a hidden box of cigarettes from a business in the Hecker area where he was arrested. Investigator Mueller realized this was an attempt for the subject to hide additional evidence being a controlled substance and responded to the bar where he arrested the subject’s mother for being in possession of heroin and cocaine. The subject subsequently admitted to committing 5 burglaries in Hecker. 
 Investigator Mueller's dedication to Monroe County and to the law enforcement profession is apparent in his job performance and he is to be commended. Congratulations on a job well done!

Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
May 18, 2017

On May 17, 2017, at approximately 4:58 pm, deputies responded to the area of Roessler Point just outside the Columbia city limits for a suspicious vehicle. Deputies located an unoccupied silver Kia Rio bearing Missouri registration and determined it was stolen out of Crestwood, Missouri. The vehicle was towed to a secure location for processing by the Crestwood, Missouri Police Department. This is a pending investigation between the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, and the Crestwood, Missouri Police Department. If you have any information on the recovered stolen vehicle please contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
May 17, 2017

Another job well done by several law enforcement agencies, states attorney's offices, and the United States Attorney's Office working together to ensure these individuals were brought to justice for selling methamphetamine!

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

From:

Department of Justice
United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce
Southern District of Illinois

FOUR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS RESIDENTS CHARGED
WITH METHAMPHETAMINE OFFENSE

On May 2, 2017, four southern Illinois residents were charged with a methamphetamine offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.
Starlet J. Howie, a/k/a “Star Oettle,” and “Star Miller,” 47, of Cutler, Mandy L. Hagen, 29, of Lenzburg, Jeremy S. Copple, 31, of St. Libory, and Daniel M. Dortch, 26, of Chester, were charged in a one-count second superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred between 2015 and April 2017, in Perry, Randolph, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties. On May 8, 2017, Howie and Hagen made their initial appearances in federal court. They were ordered held without bond pending a May 15, 2017, detention hearing. Copple and Dortch are scheduled to make their initial appearances in federal court on May 15, 2017.
The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of 5-40 years of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and a $5,000,000 fine.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office,
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Drug Tactical Unit, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois, Chester Police Department, Coulterville Police Department, Belleville Police Department, Lenzburg Police Department, Perry County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Randolph County States Attorney’s Office and the Monroe County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.


***Press Release***
May 17, 2017

Congratulations to Emma Neumeyer for being awarded the Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship for Monroe County. Emma was awarded the scholarship for demonstrating outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualities. Keep up the outstanding work Emma!

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
May 16, 2017

This week we honor our men and women in law enforcement for National Police Week. Thank you for all that you do to keep our citizens safe. You are the thin blue line between order and chaos in our communities. If it were not for these officers that put their lives on the line every day this country would be a much more dangerous place. We also want to honor the only two documented law enforcement officers that paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their community in the history of Monroe County. Sergeant Alfred J. Descher and Special Police Officer William Rauch both from the Columbia Police Department died in the line of duty. Although this happened a number of years ago we want to recognize their families for the sacrifice they had to endure. I encourage all of you to visit the memorial in the Monroe County Courthouse that was established in 2016 to honor these fallen officers. This year several officers from our local police departments had the opportunity to attend the Memorial Service in Washington DC.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
May 10, 2017

I am very excited to report that Deputy Justin Mendenhall and his K-9 partner Sven are excelling at high levels throughout the past 4 weeks in training. Today Deputy Mendenhall and K-9 Sven became certified on narcotics detection. The sheriff's department in 3 weeks will be back to a K-9 working 7 days a week. We have a special message from K-9 Sven and K-9 Kondor for those individuals that decide to sell drugs in our county. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU! The sheriff's department has made over a dozen drug arrests the past 4 months. Some of these arrests were reported in the paper but many have not. What that means is we have been given information on several individuals in our county that either sell or use drugs. The question for them is who will be the next one we arrest and shut down!

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
May 8 , 2017

This week we honor our corrections officers for National Corrections Officer Week. I want to thank our corrections officers for all the hard work they put in on a daily basis. Working in a jail facility is one of the most challenging positions in law enforcement and we are extremely fortunate to have the level professionalism that we have in our staff. Thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***

On April 24, 2017, members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department arrested Corey Keck for his involvement with 5 Burglaries in Hecker. The burglaries occurred on North Nike Street, West Eldondale Street, East Lincoln Street, and East Monroe Street. On April 26, 2017, Keck was arraigned on 5 counts of Burglary and 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (heroin and cocaine). Keck's probation for Burglary was also petitioned to be revoked today. Keck received a $40,000.00 bond and currently being held at the Monroe County Jail.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
April 21, 2017

On April 20, 2017, members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (M.E.G.S.I.), and Illinois State Police executed a search warrant for narcotics at 5605 State Route 156, Waterloo where they recovered a distribution amount of methamphetamine. The three subjects arrested at the residence were Matthew Hurley 30, James Voss 24, and Erin Matzenbacher 29 all of Waterloo. Voss was indicted in a federal grand jury on April 19, 2017, for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, and Unlawful possession of a Sawed off shotgun. These charges resulted from a incident that occurred in January 2016, where Voss discharged a firearm on Fountain Creek Ridge Lane in Waterloo. Voss was arraigned on all charges on April 20, 2017, and being held at the Monroe County Jail. On April 21, 2017, Hurley was arraigned on charges which included Aggravated Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Hurley was given a $250,000.00 bond and currently being held at the Monroe County Jail. Matzenbacher was arraigned on charges which included Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Use of Property. Matzenbacher was given a $30,000.00 bond and currently being held at the Monroe County Jail.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
April 17, 2017

I want to congratulate the following deputies for being selected for the Deputy of the month award.

Deputy Justin Mendenhall - January
Deputy Christian Unser - February 
Deputy Scott Schumer - March

Their selection was based on their proactive traffic and criminal enforcement, commitment to completing directed patrols and dedication to department objectives. These deputies dedication to Monroe County and to the law enforcement profession is apparent in their job performance. Keep up the outstanding work!

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
April 10, 2017

This week we honor our dispatchers for National Telecommunicator Week. I want to thank our dispatchers for all the hard work they put in behind the scenes but do not go unnoticed. This is one of the most challenging positions in law enforcement and we are extremely fortunate to have the level professionalism that we have in our staff. Thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
March 31, 2017

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department has responded to several illegal dumping calls of service over the past few weeks. Many of these calls of service have been on Brickey Road off of LL road. The sheriff's department has posted signage in these areas to inform individuals responsible for this activity that it will not be tolerated. We are also considering surveillance options if the illegal dumping continues.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
March 30, 2017

Today Deputy Justin Mendenhall selected his new canine at Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana. SVEN- a male german shepherd, born 06-24-2015, in Germany and was imported to Vohne Liche kennels. Sven is a dual purpose patrol K-9 by being trained in Narcotics, tracking and apprehension. Deputy Mendenhall and Sven begin training April 10th through the Macon county IL sheriffs department K9 academy.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
March 30, 2017

I want to thank everyone for being patient during our energy saving upgrades to the courthouse the past few weeks. On March 31, 2017, the courthouse will be going to single point access for the public at the North doors located on East Mill Street.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
March 24, 2017

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is conducting aggressive intruder training at the Courthouse for county employees. Be advised we will conducting scenarios throughout the day and training bulletins have been placed at all entrances to the courthouse. One of our goals at the sheriff's department is to prepare our citizens for any emergency they may face.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
March 23, 2017

On March 22, 2017, Kirk and Dawn Ritzel, owners of Mamma's on Main, purchased enough Narcan for all of the deputies and Valmeyer Police Officers to carry on duty. Narcan is the opiate antidote used for heroin overdoses. Thanks to the Ritzel's the sheriff's department and the Valmeyer Police Department will have necessary resources for a call of service involving a heroin overdose.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
March 22, 2017

I want to thank Derrick DeWilde with Purina for donating a one year supply of Pro Plan dog food for our new K9. On March 30, 2017, Lieutenant Jim Lansing and Deputy Justin Mendenhall will be selecting a new K9 from Von Liche Kennels in Indiana and on April 3, 2017, Deputy Mendenhall will start the K9 academy with his new partner.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
March 7, 2017

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is investigating a burglary that occurred on March 5, 2017, at approximately 5:06 am, at Select Fuel located at 3745 State Route 3, Red Bud where the ATM machine was taken. The two suspects were driving a white Chevrolet or GMC panel van. The one suspect is a white male, slender build, and in his 20's. Please watch the surveillance video and contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Department at 618-939-6464 if you have any information on the burglary. You can also leave a message anonymously on our crime tip hotline at 618-939-8477 (tips).

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
March 1, 2017

Last fall the Monroe County Sheriff's Department had to retire one our K-9's due to medical reasons. This left the sheriff's department with only one K-9 to cover the entire year. Recently the sheriff's department received a $9,000 check from Tom Wetzler and Brian Bise with the Oddfellows organization. We also received a $1,000 check from Johnny Holzum with the well known local band Well Hungarians, Tim and Nicole Wheeler with Top Shooters, and Chris and Melissa Hale Kalbfleisch with Quality Collision. With these donations the sheriff's department will be able to purchase a K-9 to ensure complete coverage for every day. I want to thank these individuals for their donations that will ultimately assist the sheriff's department in keeping Monroe County residents safe. I also want to commend Chief Deputy Jim Lansing and Deputy Justin Mendenhall for their hard work in securing these donations.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
March 1, 2017

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department has received a report of a telephone scam. The caller informed a grand parent in Monroe County that their grandchild was under arrest in St. Louis, MO and informed the grand parent they needed to meet with them to post $4,500 for bond. The caller also utilized a private number. We want to remind our residents that law enforcement officials do not ask individuals to meet privately to post bond for people they have arrested. Typically bond is posted at the police department or the sheriff's department.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
February 27, 2017

To The Business and Professional Community: 
This letter is to introduce a representative of L.A.W. Publications who is working jointly with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in our ongoing Crime Prevention, Safety and Substance Abuse educational programs. We have been involved in drug awareness and safety education for some time and must continually look for resources to assist our office in providing these services to our community.
You can assist the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, by allowing L.A.W. Publications’ representative a few moments to explain the project and how it will assist our office and benefit the community. The representative who will be working with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is Ross Fascetta and he can be reached at 630-669-0849.
We would like to thank you in advance for your time and consideration of this project. We believe that education is the first step to making a difference. With your support and help, we can continue to educate our children and our community. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 618-939-8651.


***Press Release***
February 19, 2017

On February 18, 2017, Deputy Kyle Krebel graduated from the police academy. Deputy Krebel received the academic award for maintaining the highest grade point average and received the physical fitness award. Deputy Krebel was also voted to be the class president by his fellow cadets. Congratulations Deputy Krebel on the outstanding accomplishments in the police academy and keep up the good work.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
February 10, 2017

Three months ago Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing was selected to join the Federal Bureau of Investigations Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board. This past week Sheriff Rohlfing received his Secret Clearance and will begin to be briefed on terrorist threats and activities going on throughout our region. This will help ensure another level of protection for our residents and help local law enforcement prepare for any event where a group may want to do harm to our residents.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
February 9, 2017

Drug Enforcement 
Over the past 6 weeks the Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy that is assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force has been a part of seizing 1 kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, 6 pounds of marijuana, and $185,000.00 in United States Currency from drug traffickers in the metro east region. I want to commend these deputies and officers for their hard work and dedication to drug enforcement.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***

February 3, 2017

The Illinois Sheriff's Association is currently accepting 2017-2018 scholarship applications. Applications can be received online on the ISA website or at the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. The deadline to apply is March 15th (postmarked). You must submit your application to the Sheriff's Office in the county you reside in.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


Congratulations to Jordan Burdg of Columbia, IL on being selected as the Monroe County Sheriff's Department 2017 Spring Intern. Jordan is currently attending Southwestern Illinois College pursuing a career in criminal justice. 
We want to wish him good luck on his career in law enforcement.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

 

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***Press Release***
January 19, 2017

On January 18, 2017, member of the Monroe County Backstoppers Organization received the Southern Illinois Police Chiefs Association Presidential Award at the annual SILEC/SIPCA awards banquet in Fairview Heights, Illinois. The award was presented to Deputy Larry Gardner, Maeystown Fire Department Chief Lynden Prange, Valmeyer Fireman Lyle Schwarze, and Patricia Karban for the dedication to raising over $235,000.00 over the past 12 years for Backstoppers. Monroe County Backstoppers Committee members that were not present were Captain Dan Hannon, Waterloo Fireman Joe Krump, Monroe County EMA Director Ryan Weber, and Amanda Ahne. I want to commend the Monroe County Backstoppers Committee Members for their hard work and dedication to raising funds that go to support a family in need after a loss of their first responder in the line of duty.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

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***Press Release***
January 4, 2017

Last year the Monroe County Sheriff's Department joined the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force. By doing so we began working federal drug cases with the task force in an effort to target drug trafficking organizations that are responsible for bringing millions of dollars worth of drugs in to metro east which Monroe County is a part of. During 2016, the interdiction group seized $1,369,535 in US currency, 782 pounds of marijuana, 5.8 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 2.6 pounds of heroin, 2.4 pounds of cocaine, and 5 firearms. I want to thank the task force for all of their hard work which ultimately makes Monroe County a safer place.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
December 16, 2016

Be advised the hill on HH Road from Bluff Road is closed at this time due to a traffic accident and dangerous driving conditions.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
December 16, 2016

Please use caution on our roadways due to hazardous driving conditions due to ice. There have been several vehicle accidents throughout the county so please use caution when driving until the road crews can get salt out.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
December 14, 2016

On December 12, 2016, members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI) arrested Dwayne Metzger 48 years of age at 603 South Church Street, Waterloo after conducting surveillance. Metzger had warrants for his arrest for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. These warrants were from the result of a drug investigation in Waterloo conducted by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and MEGSI. Additional charges are pending the investigation.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
November 12, 2016

On October 31, 2016, members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department arrested Caleb Sobota of Swansea, Illinois for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Suspected crack-cocaine) after conducting a traffic stop in Columbia. Sobota was transported to the Monroe County Jail where it was discovered he also had suspected marijuana hide on his person. Sobota was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and for bringing contraband in to a penal institution.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
November 12, 2016

On November 10, 2016, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department gave a presentation to the administrative staff at Oak Hill on what to do with an aggressive intruder in their facility. Administrative staff were given a power point presentation and a discussion of different scenarios that could occur. The staff was trained on different options in order to deal with aggressive intruders. Later this month all employees at Oak Hill will go through aggressive intruder training and given active scenarios. Members of the sheriff's department also gave recommendations on how to make the facility more secure. If you would like this training for your workplace please contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Department at 618-939-8681.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
November 9, 2016

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department handled a burglary to a shed in Hecker today. If anyone has any suspect information or has information on anyone trying to sell any power tools please contact the sheriff's department at 618-939-8651. If you wish to remain anonymous you can also leave a message on our crime tip hotline at 618-939-8477 (tips).

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***PRESS RELEASE***
October 25, 2016

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department has made several significant drug arrests in the past few weeks. On August 2, 2016, members of the sheriff's department arrested an individual after they delivered crystal methamphetamine to a residence we have been conducting surveillance on in the Waterloo area. During the arrest a distribution amount of crystal methamphetamine was located and United States Currency. On August 25, 2016, members of the sheriff's department interrupted a drug deal on the parking lot of the United Church of Christ in Waterloo. After deploying a canine it was determined the two individuals were trading marijuana for prescription pills to each other. Both cases are pending investigation and names of the individuals cannot be released at this time. On October 18, 2016, members of the sheriff's department arrested Garrick Recker, 27, of Lenzburg, Illinois for Unlawful Possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver (more than 15 grams but less than 100 grams) and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer. I am very proud of the hard work of the members of the sheriff's department that were involved in these arrests given the fact it involved individuals that have been actively selling drugs in Monroe County. We will continue to aggressively pursue those individuals that sell narcotics in Monroe County.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***

October 3, 2016

On October 8, 2016, political signs can begin to be placed in Monroe County per our county ordinance. I want to remind everyone that campaign signs are not allowed on public property or on right aways along roadways. There has been many reported thefts of presidential candidate signs of both parties in other areas in the region. Any thefts of any political signs will not be tolerated regardless of the party affiliation

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

 


***Press Release***
September 23, 2016

I want to inform our residents of a new drug trend which is becoming a major problem for some areas in the United States. Carfentanil is a dangerous New factor in the U.S. Opioid Crisis. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid approximately 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl. The presence of carfentanil in illicit U.S. drug markets is cause for concern, as the relative strength of this drug could lead to an increase in overdoses and overdose-related deaths, even among opioid-tolerant users. The presence of carfentanil poses a significant threat to first responders and law enforcement personnel who may come in contact with this substance. Carfentanil is used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals. The lethal dose range for carfentanil in humans is unknown; however, carfentanil is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which can be lethal at the 2-milligram range, depending on route of administration and other factors. There is no way for an indidiual to determine if the drug they purchased had been cut with Carfentanil which can cause major health problems or death. We ask if you have any information of an individual selling this drug to please call the Monroe County Sheriff's Department at 618-939-8681 or call our crime tip hotline at 618-939-8477 (TIPS).

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***
September 7, 2016

As we enter the fall harvest please be watchful for slow moving machinery. Recently the sheriff's department has received complaints of speeding vehicles on several of our roads to include Bluff Road, Maeystown Road, LL Road, VV Road, and Ames Road. The sheriff's department has been conducting directed patrols in these areas and will be enforcing all traffic laws to maintain safe roadways for those who utilize them.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing


***Press Release***

August 23, 2016

It is with great sadness to inform all of you that the Monroe County Sheriff's Department had to retire canine Reggie due to several medical conditions that have been affecting him. Canine Reggie will remain with his handler for his retirement.

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing

Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

Crime Tips

 

 

Monroe County Crime Tip Hotline is a 100% ANONYMOUS tip line. We encourage residents with any information regarding possbile crime tips to call 618-939-TIPS(8477) 

Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

Freedom of Information

To obtain a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form

PLEASE CLICK HERE

Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

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Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

Employment

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Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

BackStoppers

Helping the families of those who MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for our safety.
 

How We Help

A Safety Net with No Strings Attached

Started in 1959, The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty.

The BackStoppers continues to support the surviving spouse unless or until he or she remarries, and supports the surviving children until they reach age 21 or complete their post-secondary education. Deaths from natural causes, illnesses, or injuries are outside the organization’s scope.

The BackStoppers currently supports 76 families with 63 dependent children and has supported 155 families since 1959.

Our Philosophy is Simple

The BackStoppers recognizes the tremendous sacrifices that these public servants make every day when they go to work. We understand the burdens placed on surviving spouses and children when tragedies occur. We believe our community has an obligation to care for the loved ones of those who have protected us. We accept the responsibility to make that happen.

General Information

The BackStoppers is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, federal Tax ID number is 43-6032561.

For more information regarding this website and more about the BackStoppers organization please visit http://backstoppers.org/

 

          Checks and Money Orders can be made payable to 

     Monroe County BackStoppers

225 East 3rd Street,

Waterloo, IL 62298

 

 

 

Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov 

FAQ

Cash Bond-

  •  Cash bond should be paid Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm at the Circuit Clerk’s Office located in the Monroe County Courthouse.  After business hours, weekends, and holidays bond can be posted directly at the jail.

Credit, Debit, or Pre-Paid Card

  •  When using a card for payment, bond can be paid online using the website www.govpaynow.com or by calling 877-392-2455.

WHEN USING THIS FORM OF PAYMENT THE YOU WILL NEED FOLLOWING INFORMATION  

Arrestee's Name

Case number

Pay location code-7826

Cash bail or bond amount

Commissary is a privilege in which inmates may purchase assorted food items, hygiene products, electronic cigarettes, or phone cards.

INMATES THAT ARE ON LOCKDOWN ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COMMISSARY PRIVILEGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Food and Personal Hygiene Products are available Mondays and Thursdays. The items range in price from $.50 to $1.00 an item. Inmates are allowed to spend a MAXIMUM of $10.00 per day. 

Electronic Cigarettes are available for purchase on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays for $15.00. Regular and Menthol flavors are available.

Pre-Paid Phone Cards are available daily and cost $10.00 for 20 minutes of time.

Cash is accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Department. If the interior doors are locked there is a phone in the vestibule to alert the dispatcher on duty that you wish to leave money on an inmate’s books.

Money Orders are also accepted and can be sent in through the mail. Personal checks, as well as cash sent through the mail, are not accepted. 

Inmates at this facility are allowed the following items:

  • 3-White T-Shirts
  • 3-White Pairs of Socks
  • 3-White Pairs of Underwear

Clothing cannot have any writing on them. All colored items brought in by inmates will be placed in inmate property while being booked. These items will be returned upon release. 

The Monroe County Jail only accepts books and magazines that are new and mailed directly from the publisher or from an online store. 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Only ONE visiting session will be allowed ONCE every SEVEN days. 

*The amount of people allowed in the visiting room during a session is at the discretion of the corrections officer on duty.

Visiting for Males

Wednesday 1:30pm-3:00pm

Sunday 9:00am-11:00am

 

Visiting for Females

Wednesday 3:00pm-4:30pm

Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

For FOID card applications CLICK HERE

For Concealed Carry Applicatons CLICK HERE 

For all other questions about FOID or Concealed Carry Permits please go to the Illinois State Police Firearms Bureau Website at https://www.ispfsb.com/  

 or call phone number (217) 782-7980

You can access your accident report by going to https://policereports.lexisnexis.com

The cost to serve an individual civil process paper is $40.00 for service and return plus $.50 per mile.

The cost to serve an individual wage garnishment paper is $60.00 for service and return plus $.50 per mile. 

CLICK HERE TO FIGURE MILEAGE.  

Neal Rohlfing Sheriff
225 East Third St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-8651  Fax: 618-939-4199, Email: neal.rohlfing@leo.gov