TAZEWELL COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Tazewell County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff

Jeffrey Lower

Welcome to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office Website. The Sheriff is the Chief Law Officer of the County and the sole Law Enforcement Official elected by the people. Many believe that the Office of the Sheriff is the main keeper of accountability between Law Enforcement and the Public. In the spirit of accountability and responsiveness, we are pleased to provide this publicly accessible site on the World Wide Web. We want you to take a look at who we are and our role in Serving and Protect.

NEWS & Updates

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National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), in conjunction with The National Road Safety Foundation, is honored to recognize Deputy Sheriff John Shallenberger of the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office as this year's winner of the Innovation in the Classroom Award.

This award recognizes school resource officers for using innovative methods to teach students about safe driving.

Congratulations Deputy Shallenberger!
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National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), in conjunction with The National Road Safety Foundation, is honored to recognize Deputy Sheriff John Shallenberger of the Tazewell County Sheriffs Office as this years winner of the Innovation in the Classroom Award.

This award recognizes school resource officers for using innovative methods to teach students about safe driving.

Congratulations Deputy Shallenberger!

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Congratulations! 🎉

Congratulations John!!! Tazewell County is a better and safer place because of all your efforts!!! Well deserved!

Congratulations John. Well deserved.

Congratulations John! Well deserved for all the years of hard work trying to make a difference in young driver experiences and choices!

Congratulations, John!!

Congratulations John!

Great job John!

Congratulations John

Congratulations Deputy Shallenberger!

Congratulations, John!!!

Awesome! Congrats John!!

Congratulations John!

Congratulations Johnnie!

Congratulations John!

Congratulations John

Congratulations, John!

Congratulations John

Congratulations John

Congratulations, well done !

Congratulations, John!

Congratulations, good job! 🎉

Congratulations John!

Congratulations John!

Congratulations John!!!

Congratulations John.....⚘❤⚘

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day From the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office
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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day From the Tazewell County Sheriffs Office

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Thanks to all the officers who keep us safe

Have a safe day.. 🇺🇲🙏😊

Have a wonderful day!

Stay safe and healthy

Be safe!! 🇺🇸

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How to Have a Safe 4th of July

The start of summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for good food and fun times. This year, celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in a safe way. Our July 4th safety tips cover a few key summer safety topics to keep you and your family safe this Independence Day.
Sparkler and Fireworks Safety
More than 50,000 fires are caused by fireworks every year. Take the proper precautions when operating fireworks.

Never disassemble or try to make your own fireworks.
Don't point sparklers, or fireworks at yourself or others, especially while they're being lit.
Only light fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and fire-resistant.
Don't attempt to ignite fireworks at the same time.
Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers to prevent firework-related injuries.
Always keep a portable fire extinguisher close by. Also, keep a water hose or buckets of water nearby to put out fires.
If fireworks malfunction, don't relight them! Douse and soak malfunctioning fireworks with water then throw them away.
Resist the urge to bring your dog to a fireworks display. The safest place for them is at home where it's familiar, quiet and not crowded.

Water and Pool Activity Safety
As July is one of the hottest months of the year, many families turn to water activities to beat the heat. However, even fun water activities have serious risks if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Review safe boating practices.
Never consume alcohol while driving a boat.
Before boating, always check that there are enough life preservers on hand for every passenger.
Set water safety rules for your family, especially if there's a young child.
Keep a first aid kit near the pool.

Grilling Safety
July is one of the peak months for grilling fires. Enjoy grilling your favorite meals this summer while also keeping your family safe.

Check gas grill hoses for cracks, holes and leaks.
Keep children away from grills. Gas leaks, blocked tubes, and propane tanks can be a cause of grill fires and explosions.
Never grill indoors, in the garage, in any enclosed area or on a surface that might catch fire.
Keep the grill at least two feet away from decks, siding, branches and any outdoor equipment that can catch fire quickly.

If you follow these simple 4th of July safety tips, your entire family will be sure to have a safe and memorable holiday weekend.
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How to Have a Safe 4th of July

The start of summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for good food and fun times. This year, celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in a safe way. Our July 4th safety tips cover a few key summer safety topics to keep you and your family safe this Independence Day.
Sparkler and Fireworks Safety
More than 50,000 fires are caused by fireworks every year. Take the proper precautions when operating fireworks.

Never disassemble or try to make your own fireworks.
Dont point sparklers, or fireworks at yourself or others, especially while theyre being lit.
Only light fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and fire-resistant.
Dont attempt to ignite fireworks at the same time.
Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers to prevent firework-related injuries.
Always keep a portable fire extinguisher close by. Also, keep a water hose or buckets of water nearby to put out fires.
If fireworks malfunction, dont relight them! Douse and soak malfunctioning fireworks with water then throw them away.
Resist the urge to bring your dog to a fireworks display. The safest place for them is at home where its familiar, quiet and not crowded.

Water and Pool Activity Safety
As July is one of the hottest months of the year, many families turn to water activities to beat the heat. However, even fun water activities have serious risks if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Review safe boating practices.
Never consume alcohol while driving a boat.
Before boating, always check that there are enough life preservers on hand for every passenger.
Set water safety rules for your family, especially if theres a young child.
Keep a first aid kit near the pool.

Grilling Safety
July is one of the peak months for grilling fires. Enjoy grilling your favorite meals this summer while also keeping your family safe.

Check gas grill hoses for cracks, holes and leaks.
Keep children away from grills. Gas leaks, blocked tubes, and propane tanks can be a cause of grill fires and explosions.
Never grill indoors, in the garage, in any enclosed area or on a surface that might catch fire.
Keep the grill at least two feet away from decks, siding, branches and any outdoor equipment that can catch fire quickly.

If you follow these simple 4th of July safety tips, your entire family will be sure to have a safe and memorable holiday weekend.

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My family is all at the Beach and I'm staying home and enjoying my peaceful day with God. Praying everyone has a safe 4th

Happy 4th!

The 15th ANNUAL GREATER PEORIA CRIME STOPPERS
SPORTS MEMORABILIA AUCTION will be held a the
Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom on July 29, 2022 - 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Please visit our link at peoriasportsauction.com to get information on this year’s auction. Here you can get information on purchasing individual tickets which include LIVE entertainment, soda, beer, wine, food, LIVE and silent auction, as well as make donations or sponsor this event.

Please share on your social media so we can get the word out!
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We want to thank The Kiwanis Club of Pekin and the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin for inviting us to participate in their Bicycle Rodeo. It was a great event with numerous community partners helping in giving away new bikes and helmets to the kids. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for joining us!!

****Update Our Detectives located Mr. Denny today and we thank everyone for sharing the post***

**** Update Mr. Denny’s family had made contact with him, but he hasn’t made it home so we are currently keeping him as a missing person***

***** Mr. Denny has been located thank you for sharing our post***

Missing Person - Shane A. Denny

The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office is requesting your assistance in locating Shane A. Denny, a 49 year old white male, who is 5'06" and weighs 170 pounds. Shane has blue eyes, is bald and has gray facial hair . Shane was last seen yesterday (Sunday June 19th, 2022) at his residence in Pekin. It is unknown what Shane was wearing. Possibly driving a 2010 Navy Blue Ford Edge. Any person with information regarding the whereabouts of Shane Denny should contact the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office at 309-346-4141, or contact 911.
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****Update Our Detectives located Mr. Denny today and we thank everyone for sharing the post***

**** Update Mr. Denny’s family had made contact with him, but he hasn’t made it home so we are currently keeping  him as a missing person***

***** Mr. Denny  has been located thank you for sharing our post***

Missing Person - Shane A. Denny

The Tazewell County Sheriffs Office is requesting your assistance in locating Shane A. Denny, a 49 year old white male, who is 506 and weighs 170 pounds.  Shane has blue eyes, is bald and has gray facial hair . Shane was last seen yesterday (Sunday June 19th, 2022) at his residence in Pekin. It is unknown what Shane was wearing. Possibly driving a 2010 Navy Blue Ford Edge.  Any person with information regarding the whereabouts of Shane Denny should contact the Tazewell County Sheriffs Office at 309-346-4141, or contact 911.

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Mr. Denny has been located thanks for sharing our post

If checked in to Methodist psych, only those he signs consent for, will know he's there. Tell family to try calling Unity Point, and ask for 8 West.

I work at O'Brien Steel with him and he called into work today.

Great guy, hope you’re all good buddy🙏

Maybe don't tell everyone that he's home safe and sound until he is physically home!!!! Him saying "I'm coming home" does not mean he's home!!!! 🤬😡😡😡

Hes safe n home !!

Prayers he’s found safe

Praying for Angels of protection over him and found safe🙏

Prayers he is found safe

Praying for your safe return home Shane

Hope he is found and is safe

Sending prayers!

So is he really home then or at least located

No that was an inexperienced messages message. I was trying to send it to my daughter and instead sent it to about 25 people except Genna. .oh dear...🥴🥴

Prayers for all

He is found

Read posts above says he's home.

Look his Record up in Volusia County Florida!

Prayers

Tazewell County Sheriff's Office has Shane been located?

Amen

Makenzie Davis people do know him! And hes not missing! Ive known him for about 5 years, he is your typical drug addict that doesnt want to be found law enforcement will look for a drug addict but what about my sister he went missing for 4 days due to having a bad reaction to her heart medication!! I could go on and on about this fool but im going to leave it here and say glad he decided to be done getting high and whoever reported him missing kudos to you for wasting tax payers money!

He never came home he lied to me & it's still unknown where he is please help n pray he is ok

Hope he's found safe and sound

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We want to thank Pekin Police Department for inviting us to their great Cops for Kids event last week at Magic Dragon Golf course.
Please join them for their 2nd Cops for Kids event this year. It will be a mini-medallion hunt at Cole Miner's Park on Wednesday, June 22nd from noon to 2. Little Caesars Pizza will be served. The 1st 150 kids that complete the hunt will get a medallion.
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I took my son and daughter to every single Cops for Kids events when they were little. Such a great community event!! And now my son is a deputy!💙🖤 (for the working parents, it would be nice to see an evening event for them and their kids like boat rides at the park or bowling).

Well done guys! I hope you do an evening event some time! My kiddo would love this 💜

Happy to see both departments working together for the kids.

What a wonderful experience for everyone. Thank you all.

Thanks for sharing

Kristi L. Berardi

Wouldn’t this be considered grooming ! Get em nice and comfortable with ya then bam here comes the tyrannical behavior my ancestors tried to escape when building this land . FTP always ! Tax paid terrorist is all they are!

Awesome!

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Sheriff Jeffrey Lower had the privilege to welcome officers from across the state at the Illinois Juvenile Officer Association and the Illinois Dare Officer Association Conference being held in East Peoria. The Tazewell County Honor Guard presented colors for the event. ... See MoreSee Less

Sheriff Jeffrey Lower had the privilege to welcome officers from across the state at the Illinois Juvenile Officer Association and the Illinois Dare Officer Association Conference being held in East Peoria.    The Tazewell County Honor Guard presented colors for the event.Image attachment

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Fantastic wound have loved to have been there.

Thank you for your service!

Just curious did y'all catch the idiot on the motorcycle the blew through stop sign at 4way on parkway and Sheridan and cause me swerve to miss him and almost hit another car 🤬 notice a block behind him was 3 squad cars

Dare was a complete failed program thanks for exposing children to drugs ! Hope ya got your tax paid promotion out of it ! FTP Always

The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Hannah for dropping of some drinks for our Office. We greatly appreciate it during these hot days. ... See MoreSee Less

The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Hannah for dropping of some drinks for our Office. We greatly appreciate it during these hot days.

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MY TAX DOLLARS Pay for these tax paid terrorist stop helping them so they can persecute you with a self proclaimed authority! Let em rot !

Nice job! Hanna!!!

You wasting your money on police

Very nice!

How kind!

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