Tough & Smart Law Enforcement


Jeff Regan has the experience, knowledge, and motivation necessary to lead the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office in the professional manner that the men and women of this department expect and citizens of Sangamon County deserve.

“I have the law enforcement experience and leadership skills to protect the people of Sangamon County, as well as the management skills to run this $18 million agency paid with tax dollars.”



  • 1983-1985: Public Safety Officer with the Capital Airport Police
  • 1985-1990: Patrol Officer and Detective with the Urbana Police Department
  • 1990-2008: Trooper with the Illinois State Police retiring as a Bureau Chief
  • 1982-2005: Illinois Army National Guard retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel
  • 2011-2012: International Police Advisor NATO Rule of Law Task Force – Afghanistan
  • 2013-2014: Interim Executive Director with the Springfield American Red Cross


  • Doctorate-Public Administration – Current Student
  • Master of Arts Degree – Political Studies
  • Northwestern University Traffic Institute – Police Staff and Command School Graduate
  • Bachelor of Arts – Administration of Justice
  • Military Veteran after serving one-year Active Duty at the Pentagon, Washington, DC


  • City of Urbana Police Officer of the Year
  • State Police Department Award for Achievement
  • Illinois Army National Guard General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award
  • Illinois Military Academy Officer Candidate School Class President
  • Army Commendation Medals
  • Army Achievement Medals
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Ribbon
  • American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer