From the Sheriff’s Department:
McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman Sworn In
Sheriff Tadelman is enthusiastic about his new role as sheriff, as is the Sheriff’s Office.
McHenry County Chairman Mike Buehler noted the following:
“The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is in very good hands with the swearing in of Sheriff Robb Tadelman.
“He has spent the past 18 years serving and protecting the people of McHenry County, starting as a patrol deputy and working his way up, earning the respect of the Sheriff’s Office and partner law enforcement agencies.
“Congratulations, Sheriff Tadelman – stay safe, and keep us safe.”
Sheriff Tadelman is an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, with experience in nearly every aspect of the department.
Starting as a patrol deputy in 2004, Sheriff Tadelman worked his way up the ranks to undersheriff in 2022.
Sheriff Tadelman looks forward to building on Sheriff Prim’s success and pushing the office to be the best it can be. McHenry County Sheriff’s Office wishes him the best of luck and success in his upcoming term.
McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim Retires
Sheriff Prim led the Sheriff’s Office passionately for his two terms, working hard to improve morale, community relations, and relations with county law enforcement partners.
Early into his term, Sheriff Prim earned the distinguishable Triple Crown Award in accreditation for his comprehensive commitment to the safety of his employees and citizens.
Sheriff Prim also introduced many new opportunities to the Office including a volunteer program, Explorers Post, multijurisdictional SWAT team, and Police Social Worker Program.
Chairman Buehler said the following regarding the Sheriff’s retirement:
“McHenry County is a safer place thanks to Bill Prim and his eight years as McHenry County Sheriff.
“His dedication to the calling of law enforcement, and the professionalism he brought to bear every day, enriched the Sheriff’s Office and motivated his deputies, dispatchers, corrections officers, and support staff to be the best they could be.
“After 35 years protecting and serving the public, we wish Bill Prim a long and happy retirement.”
Sheriff Prim retired with nearly 40 years of law enforcement experience, 28 of which were served at Des Plaines Police Department.
Sheriff Prim spent the majority of his career serving on drug task forces and moving through the ranks, eventually retiring, for the first time, as a commander.
His second retirement marks the end of his long career in law enforcement.
The Sheriff’s retirement ceremony was filled with leaders from around the county, with many county law enforcement departments represented.
Those who worked with Sheriff Prim over the years spoke to his character and leadership. The Sheriff’s Office wishes him well in his retirement and thanks him for his service to the county and the department.