Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle was sworn in to serve as President of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) on February 11, 2021 at the Virtual Winter Training Conference.
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.
Sheriff Brian VanVickle is in his 13th year of law enforcement and started off as a police officer with a local municipality prior to running for the office of Sheriff. He was elected Ogle County Sheriff in 2014 and is currently serving his second term. Sheriff VanVickle has been married to his wife, Marla, for 26 years and have two adult children, Zech and Ali. Marla is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Zech is employed as a firefighter with the Byron Fire Protection District and Ali is a telecommunicator with the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff VanVickle’s professional associations include Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILLEAS) Treasurer, Co-chair Illinois Incident Management Team (IL-IMT), Northwest Illinois Incident Assistance Team, Co-chair/Incident Commander and Rochelle Township High School Board of Education.