Corrections Commander Jeanne Russo started her law enforcement career as a Corrections Deputy with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office in 2000. While working as a Corrections Deputy, she served as a field training officer, a transport deputy, Kendall County Jail Accreditation Manager, and Prison Rape Elimination Act Coordinator. During this time she was promoted through the ranks within the jail from Deputy to Sergeant to Administrative Sergeant to Deputy Commander and on to her current position of Commander.
Commander Russo provides oversight and leadership (along with Chief Deputy Michael Peters and Deputy Commander Bill Curry) to the Deputies and Sergeants in the Corrections Division. The Corrections Division is comprised of Jail Operations, Transports, Court Security, and the Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT). The corrections professionals at the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office work to maintain accreditation with the American Correctional Association and remain in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
Commander Russo holds a Master of Business Administration in Public Administration from Liberty University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Liberty University. She is a member of the Kendall County Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Correctional Association, the Correctional Accreditation Manager’s Association, and the American Correctional Association. She is a graduate of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute executive development program Police Mid-Level Management Role in the 21st Century (PMMR21C) and Police Executive Role in the 21st Century (PER21C).