Brian Asbell was appointed the 56th Peoria County Sheriff in August 2017 and then became the elected office holder in November 2108. Asbell is a lifelong Peoria County resident from the Brimfield area and is from a large farm family. He is the third oldest out of eight children, is happily married to his beautiful wife Erica and they have two children- Brock and Evan. Asbell is a Veteran who served in both the U.S. Army and Illinois National Guard.
Sheriff Asbell is a 24-year veteran of the Peoria County Sheriff's Office and has worked or managed every division within the Sheriff's Department. His career began in 1995 and he has worked as a Corrections Officer, Corrections Sergeant, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Jail Superintendent, Undersheriff and now Sheriff.
Sheriff Asbell sits on numerous state and local advisory committees and executive boards and has received numerous awards throughout his career. Sheriff Asbell is one of three Certified Jail Managers in the State of Illinois.
Sheriff Asbell has devoted his entire life to serving others, whether as a soldier in the Army or as an employee of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Asbell believes the Sheriff’s Star is a symbol of public trust and he is honored to serve as your Sheriff.