We have the Video Visitation service available now. Set up the Video Visitation.

Visitation Hours At The Jail

  • 7 pm to 9 pm
    For inmates whose last name begins with A to L.
  • 7 pm to 9 pm

    For inmates whose last name begins with M to Z.

Note, Tuesday and Wednesday visits must be set up at least 24 hours in advance. You may set them up on the website or from the terminals at the jail. If you have any questions with scheduling, call the Jail for assistance.

Sundays 9 am to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 3:30 pm for all inmates.

  • You may schedule your visit for Sunday in advance or walk in and schedule it. All non-scheduled walk-ins will be fit in the next available time frame around scheduled visits.
  • You also have the ability to visit inmates from your home. Visit Video Visitation and apply to visit. Once approved, you may schedule visits any time period other than stated earlier, from 6 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and until Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
  • There will be NO age restriction for visitation. However, ALL visitors 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Proof of this will be required before visitation is allowed. (Proof needed will be a Birth Certificate for parents or court papers for legal guardians).
  • Photo ID will be required for all visitors 10 years of age or older. Acceptable forms of ID will be, but not limited to, Driver's License, State ID cards, School ID, and Military ID. Other forms of photo ID may be accepted if valid.
  • Children not allowed to visit may not be left unattended in the lobby.
  • No exception to the policy.

Check the complete Jail Visitor Guide (PDF).

Citizen Complaint Form

The Citizen Complaint/Statement Form is in compliance with the Illinois Law Enforcement Initiative.

Citizen Complaint Form (PDF).


Effective immediately, October 4, 2016, all employment-related fingerprints, (i.e. schools, nursing, towing, background checks, etc...) need to be done at the Regional Office of Education #47. The Regional Office of Education is located at
1001 23rd Street
Sterling, IL
Please contact them at 815-625-1495 if you have questions. The Sheriff's Office will no longer be doing them.

Check the Accidents Reports Online on LexisNexis Website.


Sheriff John Booker and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch.

Message By Sheriff John Booker

Dear Resident,

Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office will begin utilizing a new service to access important, valuable community information when you need it, using the latest technology.

Our agency will create and publish messages through the Nixle Community Information Service. Nixle will then deliver this information to you instantly via text, email, and/or web message. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s website.

The service is secure, reliable, and easy for our group to use. YOU decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web.

Please register now at the company’s main website: There you can also access their Frequently Asked Questions.

New communication forms continue to evolve and we believe this service will allow us to keep you informed in the most convenient, reliable way possible.

Sheriff John Booker.