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Sheriff John Booker
Whiteside County Sheriff's Office
400 N Cherry St., Morrison, IL 61270
Office: (815) 772-4044
Fax: (815) 772-7944

Non-Emergency: #(815)772-4044
Civil Process: (815) 772-5211
Records: (815) 772-5217
Hours:  8:00 AM-4:00 PM  Monday-Friday.  Closed Holidays
Jail: (815) 772-5203

Visitation: We now have video visitation. Visits can be set up at www.securustech.net/videovisitation 

Visitation Hours at the jail are as follows:
Tuesdays          7 pm - 9 pm for inmates whose last name begins with A-L
Wednesdays     7 pm - 9 pm for inmates whose last name begins with M-Z
Tuesday and Wednesday visits MUST be set up at least 24 hours in advance. You may set them up on the website or from the terminals at the jail. If you have any questions with scheduling, call the Jail for assistance.
Sundays 9 am - 11:30 am and 1 pm - 3:30 pm for ALL inmates. 

  • You may schedule your visit for Sunday in advance or walk in and schedule it. All non-scheduled walk-ins will be fit in the next available time frame around schedule visits.
  • You also have the ability to visit inmates from your home. Go to www.securustech.net/videovisitation and apply to visit. Once approved, you may schedule visits any time period other than stated above, from 6 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and until Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
  • There will be NO age restriction for visitation. However, ALL visitors 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Proof of this will be required before visitation is allowed. (Proof needed will be a Birth Certificate for parents or court papers for legal guardians).
  • Photo ID will be required for ALL visitors 10 years of age or older. Acceptable forms of ID will be, but not limited to, Driver's License, State ID cards, School ID, and Military ID. Other forms of photo ID may be accepted if valid.
  • Children not allowed to visit may not be left unattended in the lobby.


  pdf Select to see the Complete JAIL VISITOR GUIDE (353 KB)


Citizen Complaint Form - The Citizen Complaint/Statement Form is in compliance with the Illinois Law Enforcement Initiative.



FINGERPRINTS: Effective immediately, October 4 2016, all employment related fingerprints, (i.e. schools, nursing, towing, background checks, etc...) need to be done at the Regional Office of Education #47.  The Regional Office of Education is located at 1001 23rd St., Sterling, IL. The contact information for them is (815) 625-1495 if you have questions.  The Sheriff's Office will no longer be doing them.

Accidents Reports OnLine Info 

Sheriff John Booker and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®.
Please Click for OffenderWatch®
Please click here to see the Press Release

Dear Resident,
     Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office will begin utilizing a new service to access important, valuable community information when you need it, using the latest technology.
     Our agency will create and publish messages through the Nixle Community Information Service. Nixle will then deliver this information to you instantly via text, email and/or web message. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.
    The service is secure, reliable and easy for our group to use. YOU decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web.
  Please register now at the company’s main web site: www.nixle.com. There you can also access their Frequently Asked Questions. 
    New communication forms continue to evolve and we believe this service will allow us to keep you informed in the most convenient, reliable way possible.

Sheriff John Booker 

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