Reports and other documents requested without a subpoena, court order or specific statutory authority will be treated as a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Many of the Sheriff's records may be exempt from disclosure under the provisions of the FOIA, as stated in Section 7 of FOIA. In order to identify records and review them for possible exemptions, the Sheriff may take up to 5 business days to respond to a Records FOIA Request and, if necessary, may take a reasonable period of time thereafter to produce the non-exempt records requested.
Methods to Request Information & Public Records
Please complete a FOIA form (PDF) and mail, fax, email, or hand-deliver directly to one of the following FOIA Officer: Christy Berkquist
FOIA Requests - Adult Corrections
Please be specific in the nature of your request in order for FOIA officers to process your request more efficiently. Illinois law does not require you to submit on a standard form, but the request should be in writing.
- First 50 pages are free (black and white)
- $0.15 per page thereafter (black and white)
- Actual costs of copying for color copies
About the Lake County Sheriff's Office
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has the constitutional and statutory responsibility to enforce Illinois State statutes and County ordinances for unincorporated Lake County and contract communities including the Villages of Beach Park, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, Mettawa, North Barrington, and Volo. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office maintains peace and order, arrests offenders, issues traffic citations, serves civil process, maintains the Lake County Adult Correctional facility and provides security for the courts. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office 2020 Annual Budget approved by the Lake County Board is $71,071,058, with 495 full-time and 57 part-time employees.