Monroe County, IL

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. 

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.
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) 

Freedom of Information

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


Sex Offenders

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Application for Employment


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


          Checks and Money Orders can be made payable to 

     Monroe County BackStoppers

225 East 3rd Street,

Waterloo, IL 62298





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.


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



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. 


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  

 or call phone number (217) 782-7980

You can access your accident report by going to

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.