Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life in Stephenson County through the delivery of exceptional law enforcement services with the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and dedication to duty
Vision Statement: Our vision is to be regarded by the community we serve and by our law enforcement peers as a model for professionalism and effectiveness. We are steadfastly committed to the belief that all citizens deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and will strive for excellence in all we do. We will work to proactively reduce crime by maintaining a staff of well-equipped and highly trained professionals capable of delivering the highest levels of customer service.
Values: Professionalism - Integrity - Dedication - Service - Accountability - Courage - Excellence
Sheriff Steve Stovall was born and raised in Freeport and has strong ties to Stephenson County. Sheriff Stovall attended Aquin High School and Highland Community College in Freeport. Before his career in Law Enforcement, Sheriff Stovall worked at Park Hills Golf Course, Kelly Springfield Tire Company, Messing and Becker Sporting Goods, Stewart and Associates and Joe Johnson Landscaping. Sheriff Stovall served as a volunteer in the Freeport Auxiliary Police in the early nineties and was eventually hired as a full-time sworn Freeport Police Officer in August of 1994. During his ensuing 14+ year career at the FPD, Sheriff Stovall worked in the patrol division, Detective Bureau, Street Crime Unit, State Line Area Narcotics Team, FBI Task Force, DEA Task Force, and was a team leader on the FPD Emergency Response Team.
In addition to his Sheriff’s Office career, Sheriff Stovall has served as the Aquin Junior High Athletic Director, was the chairman of the NUIC Junior High Athletics Conference, is a member of the Council of Administration for Aquin High School and is currently the Aquin Junior Senior High School Campus Security Expert.read more