Andy Sullivan named Acting DeKalb County Sheriff

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County’s sheriff’s chief deputy, who has been with the sheriff’s office for 25 years, now will be the county’s acting sheriff.

Newly-appointed Acting DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Sullivan thanked members of the DeKalb County Board for approving his appointment during the board’s Wednesday meeting.

“I look forward to building on the relationships that I have with many of you and continue to build on those in the future,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan’s appointment came at the recommendation of the county’s Republican party, since recently retired DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott was elected to the role as Republican. Sullivan will serve in the acting sheriff role until Scott’s unexpired term ends Nov. 30, 2022.

Sullivan said he also wanted to thank Scott for his guidance and his “amazing service over his career of 52 years” to the sheriff’s office and the DeKalb County community as a whole.

“He truly has built more than a foundation, a solid foundation, for the sheriff’s office here,” Sullivan said. “And I look forward to continuing the services that we provide to the citizens.”

Sullivan added after the meeting he plans to begin his campaign for the sheriff’s office election immediately.

Katie Finlon

Katie Finlon

Katie Finlon covers local government and breaking news for DeKalb County in Illinois. She has covered local government news for Shaw Media since 2018 and has had bylines in Daily Chronicle, Kendall County Record newspapers, Northwest Herald and in public radio over the years.