Professional Accomplishments

  • 16 years in law enforcement - 3 years as sheriff
  • Video Visitation & Virtual Court
  • Lateral transfer program - saved over $46k in the first year of implementation
  • $12k donation from MARS for K-9
  • $51k grant for new Tahoe for K-9
  • Installed ATM in the courthouse at no cost to the taxpayers
  • Re-instated Coles County Posse Ride for K-9 & DARE
  • DARE officer
  • Mentoring Educational Program to reduce recidivism in the jail at no cost
  • Reconfigured security at the courthouse with bullet proof structure, DVD system, & cameras
  • Completed tuckpointing on the Courthouse along with new steps
  • Starting the Coles County Sheriff's Blood Drive
  • Case studies uncovering thousands of dollars that are now being deposited into Coles County general fund
  • Implementing body cameras for patrol
  • Acquired Free H1 for future use in D.A.R.E. program

Fundraising

  • Grandparents Raising Grandkids Chase a Cop - participant (Lifespan Ctr.)
  • Drug Court Graduation Sponsor (HOPE)
  • Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center fundraiser - volunteer Emcee
  • Oakland VFW Triathlon Co-founder - volunteer & participant
  • Charleston Tour de Exchange - volunteer & participant
  • Mattoon YMCA - $2000 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Charleston Rec Dept. - $2000 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Grandparents Raising Grandkids - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Mattoon HS Athletics - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Charleston HS Athletics - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • HOPE of East Central IL - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Teen Reach - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • SACIS - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Children's Advocacy Center - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Mattoon Exchange Club - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Ashmore Mentoring Program - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Kiwanis - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Mattoon Area PADS - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • One Hope United - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Mid Il Big Brothers / Big Sisters - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Head Start - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Coles County Relay for Life - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Races for All Paces - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Paint the Town - $625 donation from Jimmy Rankin Cancer Benefit
  • Raised $1050.00 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

 

Clubs & Boards

  • Mattoon Salvation Army Advisory Board - Member
  • Crime Stoppers - Board Member
  • Coles County 911 - Board Member
  • Children's Advocacy Center - Vice President
  • Illinois DARE Officer's Association - 1st Vice President
  • Paradise Equestrian Center - Board Member
  • Ashmore Mentoring Program - Board Member/Co-Founder
  • SACIS - Past Board Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Charleston - member
  • Exchange Club of Mattoon - member
  • Freemason / Scottish Rite

Community & Volunteerism

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - participant (SACIS)
  • Shop with A Cop (CPD)
  • Special Olympics Torch Run
  • Area 9 Special Olympics Games
  • Races for All Paces - volunteer & participant
  • Men Who Cook - participant
  • Children's Advocacy Center ('16 Master Chef)
  • St Jude's Run - participant
  • Jonah Fish Fry - volunteer (Lifespan Ctr.)
  • Coles County Sheriff Dept. Annual Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Run for The Fallen - participant
  • Girl Scout Cupcake Wars - volunteer judge
  • Paint the Town - cancer survivor & participant
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore (install security system) - volunteer
  • Mattoon Food Pantry - volunteer
  • Donated several bicycles to men, women and children of Coles County
  • Take Back the Day SACIS 5k - participant
  • Citizens Against Child Abuse - volunteer
  • Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby - volunteer
  • Civil War Ringing of the Bell - participant
  • Kiwanis Park Cleanup - volunteer
  • CCAR - guest speaker
  • Oakland Pioneer Village - volunteer
  • HOPE pancake breakfast fundraiser - volunteer
  • Coles County Fair Team Pinning - volunteer
  • Mattoon Santa Chase - participant
  • YMCA Bare Bones 5 Mile Turkey Trot - participant
  • Coles County Fair Queen - preliminary judge
  • Charleston Elks 3-Point Shootout - volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Kiwanis party – volunteer
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringer

Awards

  • 3rd Place overall fundraiser for Salvation Army bell ringing
  • Illinois Department of Transportation Award for DUI Enforcement (2011)
  • Coles County Sheriff's Police K-9 Award (2010)
  • Coles County Sheriffs Police K-9 certificate of Appreciation (April 2009)
  • People's Bank and Trust Volunteer of the Quarter Award
  • MADD award (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) (2006)
  • American Legion "FINEST" in Law Enforcement Award July 12, 2013
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for C.R.T. (S.WA.T.).
  • 2017 Book of Golden Deeds Award - Mattoon
    Exchange Club
Book of Golden Deeds - Bagelfest 2017

Jimmy Rankin

Putting Community First