SPRINGFIELD — Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle was sworn in to serve as President of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association on Feb. 11 at the Virtual Winter Training Conference in Springfield.
VanVickle has served on the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Executive Board for six years, having been nominated by DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott, and served the Northern Region while on the board.
“I’ve served on the executive board for six years and have been helping the past president,” VanVickle said. “I’m looking forward to continuing with the law enforcement coalition and moving forward to work with legislators going forward.”
VanVickle replaces outgoing president, Wayne County Sheriff Mike Everett. The ISA 2021 first vice president is Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle. VanVickle’s term is one year.
The ISA was founded in 1928 to facilitate communication and cooperation between sheriffs and encourage more professional training and growth. Now in its 93rd year, the association continues to foster that communication, and has become a leader in offering innovating training programs for Illinois Sheriffs and their support teams. The Association also serves as a liaison with Illinois legislators, both introducing and tracking bills that will impact the criminal justice system in Illinois and the communities we serve.
The ISA also focuses on today’s youth, which hold the key to society’s future. The ISA encourages youth by supporting and creating various youth-oriented programs and offering scholarships.
VanVickle is in his 13th year of law enforcement and started as a police officer with the Rochelle Police Department prior to running for the office of Ogle County Sheriff. He was elected Ogle County Sheriff in 2014 and is currently serving his second term.
VanVickle has been married to his wife, Marla, for 26 years and have two adult children, Zech and Ali.
Sheriff VanVickle’s professional associations include Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System treasurer, co-chair of the Illinois Incident Management Team, Northwest Illinois Incident Assistance Team, co-chair/incident commander and Rochelle Township High School Board of Education member.
Ogle County 15th Judicial Circuit Court Judge John “Ben” Roe swore in VanVickle as ISA president on Thursday.