Contact: Jim Reilly

Phone: 815-405-4336

Email: reillyforsheriff@aol.com


JOLIET, IL, December 4, 2017 – Jim Reilly has filed his petitions as the Republican candidate for Will County Sheriff. Reilly is currently a Will County Sheriff’s Deputy who has dedicated the majority of his professional career to serving the people of Will County.

“I am the only candidate for sheriff that has the necessary formal education, criminal investigations experience and proven leadership to bring professionalism, accountability and transparency back to our law enforcement agency,” Reilly said.

Reilly, a Will County resident, born and raised in the Joliet/Rockdale area, started his law enforcement career part-time in Morris, then joining the Joliet Police Department full-time in 1989. While with the Joliet Police Department he served as a K-9 officer and was promoted to an undercover organized crime unit known as Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team (CPAT).

While working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), local, state and federal agencies, Reilly has been involved with some of Will County’s most high-profile criminal investigations including high-level street gang hierarchy, multi-jurisdictional drug investigations, murder, murder for hire and all types of crimes against persons.

In a letter of appreciation, Kevin Lane, U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Supervisor said, “Jim impressed me with his knowledge, ability and understanding of complex criminal investigations. Jim displays a high degree of professionalism, dedication to duty and sense of fair play.”



Upon joining the Will County Sheriff’s Police in January 2013, Reilly said, “I consider it an honor and a privilege to work for the people of Will County.”

Reilly is currently finishing his PhD in Criminal Justice and Global Leadership with the goal of making the Will County Sheriff’s Police Department the best police agency in Northern Illinois. Additionally, Reilly’s many accomplishments include:

  • Joliet Police Department Officer of the Year, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1991 and 1993
  • Will County Sheriff’s Police Deputy of the Year, 2016
  • Letters of Appreciation from FBI, DEA, Office of Illinois Attorney General and Joliet Police Department
  • FBI Special Deputation Status

Regarding his candidacy, Reilly said, “Our Sheriff’s Department is filled with hard-working dedicated employees who deserve to be respected and supported in the very difficult tasks they perform daily. My extensive law enforcement experience and advanced formal education will allow me to create a positive work environment and an administration that supports its employees so that we can better serve the people of Will County.”

For more information visit ReillyforSheriff.com

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