Sheriff's Department Public Interview
Sheriff Candidate Jerry O'Neal & Sheriff Doug Maier were present for WRUL's Public Forum and discussed their views for the upcoming election.

Sheriff Candidate Jerry O'Neal's was the first to share his comments:


Sheriff Doug Maier's comments followed.


Thanks to Law Enforcement - 10-13-14
I want to take this opportunity to say thanks to the men and women in law enforcement who assisted us this past Sunday. My entire department responded immediately and worked all day and evening. The Carmi Police Department and Chief Jason Carter took quick action and had K-9 Unit Dustin Buttry on the ground and officers setting up a perimeter. Illinois State Police responded and assisted throughout the process. US Marshall Pete Kell assisted with several Marshalls from his office. Edward's County Sheriff Darby Biawey, Wayne County Sheriff Mike Everett, Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick, and Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown all provided tremendous assistance. Our Southern Illinois Drug Task Force responded with several officers. Norris City Police Department, Grayville Police Department, and Eldorado Police Department also assisted greatly. White County States Attorney Denton Aud was involved throughout the day as well.

This is a great example of local law enforcement working together to accomplish a common goal. We have had several high profile cases in White County lately and the ability to work to work in a coordinated effort had made the convictions possible in these cases.

I am extremely proud to be a part of this group and hope the public is as proud of them as I am.
Escaped Inmates Captured - 10-11-14
Both Robert M. Mead and Donald Currier have been located and are in custody of the White County Sheriff's Department. Both were located in a residence along Raliegh Road in Saline County. Subjects were found hiding inside the residence and resisted arrest.

The White County Sheriff's Department's investigation led to the Saline County area. The White County Sheriff's Department responded to the area with assistance of the Saline County Sheriff's Department, the Illinois State Police, U.S. Marshall Service, Southern Illinois Task Force, and Eldorado Police Department.

This was a joint effort of all agencies working together leading to this safe apprehension.

During the course of the investigation two subjects, Locke, Jason A. (10-31-80) and Minder, Brandy J. (05-07-82), were arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice. Both subjects reside at 117 6th St. of Carmi. Both are being held in the White County Jail with no bond.

Mr. Currier was injured during the escape. He will be transported for medical attention.

Downloads: Donald Currier, Robert M. Mead, Minder, Brandy J., Locke, Jason A., Security Footage
Officers Clean Up Park
Today (4/25/2014) officers from the White County Sheriff's Department helped clean up Bradshaw Park. Thank you to everyone who helped, it was an honor for myself and my department.



White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
Frequency Change
Today (4/9/2014) the White County Sheriff's Department has completed preliminary changes to the law enforcement radio communications system. White County 911 Coordinator Julie Irwin administered changes with Novacom Wireless, of Herrin Illinois, on behalf of White County Sheriff Doug Maier, Carmi Police Department Chief Randy Hamblin, and Carmi Police Department Deputy Chief Jason Carter. 911 Coordinator Julie Irwin wanted to make it clear the changes do not affect any of the existing 911 communications already in place for the county and only affects local law enforcement.

The switch today was to a new frequency, (158.8275 MHz, WQTP751) from the existing frequency (155.5500 MHz KOM938). This change utilizes a temporary license granted by the FCC which moves local law enforcement departments away from the existing congested frequency that had degraded to a near unusable state after the federally mandated narrow banding changes.

This change may result in an inability to monitor local law enforcement communication with traditional scanning equipment. Recognizing this, the White County Sheriff’s Department advised its on-line stream would not be affected and could be monitored with internet enabled devices.
Stay Safe this Summer!
As always we want everyone to be as safe as possible, so here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe this summer!
  • Service your vehicle! Nothing will ruin an exciting trip like a blown tire or breakdown! So, check the air and tread on your tires, change the Oil and Oil Filter, and check your hoses, belts, air filter, windshield wipers, and coolant levels.
  • Keep emergency items in your car. Extra drinking water, snacks (granola bars, small bags of crackers), a first aid kit, and an emergency kit including a flashlight, jumper cables, paper towels and basic tools can always come in handy!
  • Remove dangerous items from your car. Pressurized products like hair spray and soda can leave a nasty mess. Crayons, candy, lipstick, cleaning products with ammonia/alcohol can also cause nasty problems.
  • Don't leave pets in a vehicle. Temperatures can raise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you.re thirsty to drink.
  • Stay protected from the sun. Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.
  • Keep pesky bugs away. Use bug repellant containing DEET to keep mosquitos, and ticks away. Empty items of collected water, buckets and other stagnate water sources can produce hundreds of new mosquitos each day.
  • Swim Safely. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always swim with a buddy.
  • Avoid long term heat exposure. Try to limit your time outside to avoid extreme heat.
  • Don't drink and drive. Impaired driving is a risk to everyone on the road!
  • Don't text and drive. Distracted driving is a risk to everyone on the road too!
Enjoy the summer and stay safe out there!

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
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