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About Mike Kelley
LOCKPORT – Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley, 30-year veteran of the Will County Sheriff's Department, took office on December 1, 2014.
Kelley, who joined the Sheriff's Department in 1988, served as a
sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division. He also has
served as a patrol sergeant, as a Will County State's Attorney's
Office investigator, in the Fugitive Warrants Division, as a
deputy providing security in the Will County Courthouse and as a
deputy in the Will County Adult Detention Facility.
He is a former member of the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, a former AFSCME #2961 Executive Board Member (Deputies Union), a former FOP Labor Council Executive Board Member (Deputies Union), and a former Metropolitan Alliance of Police #123 Executive Board Member (Supervisors Union).
Kelley also has received Departmental Awards for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service. Also awarded the 2017 Illinois Crime Commission "Sheriff of the Year."
Since becoming the Will County Sheriff in 2014, Sheriff Kelley has accomplished the following:
Added five new drug detection canines
Consolidated 50,000 pieces of evidence into one location
Implented programs to increase transparency and integrity of the department members
Saved hundreds of thousands by bringing foreclosures in house and no longer paying these fees to a private law firm
Modernized patrol scheduling to insrease coverage without increasing costs
Taking a proactive approach to the opioid crisis by implementing the Will County Sheriff's Office Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Started a Drug Enforcement Interdiction Team
Proactive approach to school voilence by implementing a training program for the entire department in "active shooter response"
He has been life long resident of Will County. Proud father of 3 sons, and widower.