Skip to content

Quick Results for ''

Featured Content

Connect with the Sheriff on Facebook

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is now on Facebook. Become a fan at facebook.com/peoriacountysheriffsoffice. The PCSO is also on Twitter. Follow us at twitter.com/pcso1. Get important news about road closures, wanted criminals, Amber Alerts, and emergency information.

Peoria County Sheriff’s Office: About the Sheriff

Sheriff Michael D. McCoy

Sheriff Michael D. McCoyThe fifty-fifth Sheriff of Peoria County, Sheriff Michael D. McCoy began his career at the Beardstown Police Department in 1970. In 1972, he joined the Peoria County Sheriff's office as a Correctional Officer and then a Deputy Sheriff.

Sheriff McCoy graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1976. In 1979, Sheriff McCoy was named Chief of Police in Peoria Heights and served in that office until 1986 when he became Corporate Director of Security for a private industry.

In 1994, Mike returned to the Sheriff's Office as Chief Deputy. He was appointed as the 55th Sheriff of Peoria County on June 10, 2002.

A partial list of Sheriff McCoy's Awards:

1970 - Airman of the Year, Illinois National Guard
1983 - Jaycees Police Officer of the Year
1984 - Jaycees 10 Outstanding Young People of Illinois
1990 - Lewis L. Burger Outstanding Volunteer Award
1998 - J.C. Penny National Golden Rule Award Winner
2000 - Harold Brignadello Award for Community Service
2003 - Illinois bar Association Law Enforcement Award
2005 - Meister Community Service Award
2007 - St. Francis St. Jude National Volunteer of the Year

Sheriff McCoy is proud of his involvement in the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run which he founded in 1982 and now involves 19 other cities and approximately 1600 runners. This event raised over $2.2 million for St. Jude in 2007, which brings the total raised by this event to over $17 million. Sheriff McCoy is currently Serving as President of the St. Jude Midwest Affliliate Board of Directors. He has also served on many other local area boards and committees over the years:

1980 - 1984 Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
1980 - 1985 President, Peoria County Association of Chiefs of Police
1982 - Present Co-Founder St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run and Satellite Runs
1982 - Present President - St. Jude Runners Association
1990 - Present St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Board of Directors
(Current President)
1999 - Present Peoria Park District Golf Committee
1997 - 1999 Cancer Center for Healthy Living
1976 - Present FBI National Academy Associates
2002 - Present FBI Associates, State of Illinois
2002 - Present Center for Prevention of Abuse Advisory Council
2002 - Present American Red Cross
2003 - 2006 South Side Office of Concern Board of Directors
2003 - 2007 World War II Memorial Committee
2003 - Present State of Illinois Morton Crime Lab Advisory Board
2003 - Present Board Member, Chuck Schofield Scholarship Foundation
2005 - Present FBI National Academy State President
2007 - Present Children's Home Foundation Board
2007 - Present Pekin Prison Community Advisory Board

Featured Content

Connect with the Sheriff on Facebook

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is now on Facebook. Become a fan at facebook.com/peoriacountysheriffsoffice. The PCSO is also on Twitter. Follow us at twitter.com/pcso1. Get important news about road closures, wanted criminals, Amber Alerts, and emergency information.

Local Weather

Temp
Rel Hum
Condition
Wind
61602