Sheriff's Mounted Patrol

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol was organized on April 25th, 1969. It started with 16 charter members, under the leadership of Sheriff Marlo Specht.

The Mission of the Patrol is to assist the Sheriff in the preservation of peace and the protection of life and property of the citizens of Jo Daviess County. 

Members volunteer their time, their horse and equipment, and transportation to calls that need our assistance. The Mounted Patrol provided many service hours assisting the Sheriff's Office with security details and traffic control.

The patrol also has a “Cadet” program for young adults, (18 - 21 years old), interested in law enforcement.

We currently have 11 active members and are looking forward to having more in the near future.


The Mounted Patrol normally meets on the second Monday of each month except in December.  Meeting times are 7:00 PM during the winter months and 7:30 PM the rest of the year.  Meetings are held in the Sheriff's Conference Room of the Public Safety Building in Galena or in Elizabeth at the Police Department building or another TBD place depending on the month.

Events That We Participate In:

Elizabeth Community Fair (Fair Security from 11am-7pm) July

Trail ride and potluck; date TBD

Jo Daviess County Fair in Warren- August (Parking and Security)

Other parades- dates and locations TBD as they come up 

‘Fun Day’ at Elizabeth Fair Grounds- date TBD (Sponsored by the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department and the Jo Daviess County Mounted Patrol)

Obstacle Clinic-Date TBD 

Warren Pumpkin Fest- Date TBD (Assist Sheriff’s Department with Security and Traffic Control)

Christmas Party For Members and Guests -Date TBD