Murphysboro, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Murphysboro is a city in Jackson County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.27 square miles (13.64 sq. km). The City of Murphysboro had a population of approximately 7,970 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Murphysboro, Illinois is Will Stephens. Will Stephens can be contacted at (618) 684-4961 and by email at

Will Stephens, Mayor
Murphysboro City Mayor’s Office
City of Murphysboro
Murphysboro City Hall
1101 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: (618) 684-4961
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Murphysboro City Mayor

Murphysboro, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2018 Murphysboro: 412.7; U.S. Average: 207.3
Violent crime rate in 2017 Murphysboro: 327.4; U.S. Average: 215.2

Facts about crime in Murphysboro, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Murphysboro is 47% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.36 daily crimes that occur in Murphysboro.
  • Murphysboro is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Murphysboro you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Murphysboro has decreased by 41%.

Murphysboro, Illinois Police Station Information

Murphysboro Police Department

The Murphysboro Police Department has 19 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 9,900 people.

Jamie Ellermeyer, Chief of Police
Murphysboro Police Department
202 North 11th Street
Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
Phone: (618) 684-2121
Fax: (618) 684-5901
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Murphysboro Police

Murphysboro, Illinois City or County Jail Information

The City of Murphysboro is located in Jackson County. Therefore, we listed the county jails and inmate visitation information for Jackson County.

Jackson County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Jackson County Jail
1001 Mulberry Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: (618) 684-2177
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Admin)

Jackson County Jail Visitations Hours:

Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Noon – 3 p.m.

Jackson County Jail Visitations
Jackson County Jail

Police Records Request in Murphysboro, Illinois

We have not found police records information on the Murphysboro Police Department website. Instead, police records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable FOIA Request form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Attn: Sandra M. Ripley, Deputy City Clerk/FOIA Officer
City of Murphysboro
Murphysboro City Hall
1101 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Fax: (618) 684-4049
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Murphysboro FOIA Request

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