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Sheriff’s Update 3/15/20

Grundy County Sheriff’s updates continued:

2019 Accomplishments


The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office takes great pride in our relationships throughout the community. By committing and dedicating ourselves to community outreach we have built genuine bonds with our schools, assisting agencies, and citizens throughout Grundy County. Here are some of the events we have been involved in: (Photographs available on the Sheriff’s Facebook page)

Deputy Ken Unland instructs the D.A.R.E. Program. Deputy Unland visits area schools twice a week and meets with fifth grade students.
Bicycle Safety Rodeos- Deputy Damron organized and conducted bicycle safety rodeos at South Wilmington Grade School.
Hunter Safety Education- Deputy Terry Bitner, Sergeant Rick Onsen, and Sergeant Tanya Paquette conduct two Hunter Safety Education Courses per year at the Sheriff’s Office. The Erienna Hunt Club has been gracious and allowed hunter safety students to complete their live fire portion of the course at the hunt club.
Sue Rezin/David Welter Health Fair
Morris Hospital Camp 911- Deputy Wojtczak spent the day participating in camp 911.
LyondellBasell awarded the Sheriff’s Office $3000 grant which was used to purchase two new AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators)
ONEOK awarded the Sheriff’s Office a $5000 grant that will be used to purchase an enclosure kit for the Sheriff’s All-Terrain Polaris Ranger.
Law Enforcement Magnets Calendar- The Sheriff’s Office is participating in a law enforcement magnet calendar where the funds ($1700) will be used to support Sheriff’s Office community programs
$12,000 in generous donations received from Grundy County residents and businesses in support of our police K9 program
Grundy County Heroes and Helpers Organization in partnership with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Police Association- to benefit the less fortunate children in Grundy County at Christmas time.
Ride to School by a Deputy- 8 children in 2019 received a ride to school by a Grundy County Deputy as part of an award or for their outstanding contributions at school.
Cocoa with a Cop- December 21st, 2019
“Santa’s Extra Nice List”
Grundy County Sheriff’s Police Explorers
Morris Women’s Club Touch A Truck Event
Grundy County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol


New roof was put on the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office
Tuck pointing was done on the courthouse
Weight room floor was replaced at the Sheriff’s Office and the weight room was painted through a generous donation from the community.
Carpet was replaced in Judge Sobol’s Office and in the Probation Office
Handicap doors were installed in the upstairs restroom of the courthouse
The breaker panel box was upgraded at the courthouse
Three toilets were replaced at the jail
2nd floor hall walls were repaired and painted in the courthouse
New air dryer/air handling system and temperature control module was installed at the courthouse
New benches were ordered to be installed on the exterior grounds of the courthouse.
2 Individuals were appointed to the Sheriff’s Merit Commission to replace expired members
Retirement badges were given to department members who had previously retired
Grundy County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol has been re-established and is going through restructuring to be ready for service in the near future.

Facility Goals and General Goals for 2020

New roof on the courthouse
Expand the Sheriff’s department armory
Expand the Sheriff’s department evidence room
Tasers for patrol personnel
Additional K9 unit so each patrol shift has a K9 available
Less costly uniform attire for deputies and correctional officers.