Jo Daviess County 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 all calls. During 2013 the Mounted Patrol provided over 190 service hours assisting the Sheriff's Office with security details.

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

We currently have 17 active members, 1 cadet member, and 1 member serving our country in the military.


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.

Fun Day 2013Vice President Mitchell with trophy for Fun Day 

2013 Fun Day.  Vice President Mitchell with the trophy for Fun Day.


2017 Events That We Participate In:

Shenandoah Rodeo- July 1st & 2nd (Traffic Control and Parking)

Hanover Independence Parade- July 3rd at 5:30p.m. (Mounted Patrol Members Ride as a Group in the Parade)

Elizabeth Community Fair-July 21st, 22nd & 23rd (Fair Security from 11am-7pm)

Elizabeth Community Fair Parade- July 22nd @11am (Mounted Patrol Members Ride as a Group in the Parade)

Jo Daviess County Fair in Warren- August 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th (Parking and Security)

Civil War Days- August 26th and 27th (Assist Sheriff’s Department with Security and Traffic Control)

‘Kid’s Fun Day’ at Elizabeth Fair Grounds-September 16th @10am (Sponsored by the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department and the Jo Daviess County Mounted Patrol)

Stockton Homecoming Parade-Date TBD (Members Ride as a Group in the Parade)

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

Christmas Party For Members and Guests -Date TBD