Message from the Sheriff
Ron Hain, Sheriff of Kane County
Ron Hain grew up in Elburn, IL and graduated from St. Charles High School in 1994. When Ron was 4 years old, he told his mother that he was going to be a Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy. He never lost sight of that goal during childhood and is now Kane County Sheriff. Ron has served in law enforcement for 22 years and has been credited with hundreds of major criminal arrests.
Ron has worked in varying capacities; to include narcotics officer, canine handler, SWAT Team leader, and developed, implemented, and supervised the Sheriff's Office Criminal Interdiction Team. Ron is a nationally recognized expert in interstate criminal and terrorist interdiction. He is also a national lead instructor for Desert Snow Criminal Interdiction Training, the Director of Marketing for Relentless, LLC, and is the author of "In Roads: A Working Solution to America's War On Drugs" (under the pseudonym Charles Haines).
Hain has received five meritorious service awards and two Officer of the Year awards for several successful major criminal investigations. He also received the nationally presented "Relentless Award" in 2013 for his work in criminal interdiction. In his career, Ron Hain has seized over 4,000 lbs. of black-market marijuana, over 100 kilograms of cocaine and heroin, and over $3,000,000 in illicit currency, along with hundreds of illegally possessed firearms associated with those crimes.
Based on his extensive experience in keeping our community safe, Ron has focused his campaign for Sheriff on identifying the serious concerns that Kane County continues to face. As well as developing concrete, concise, and innovative solutions to correct those issues. In 2012, Ron began work on a jobs program to connect citizens with prior felonies to local employers who were willing to hire them. He shared the initiative with Kane County Drug Court and it has flourished into an operating network, and within the last 18 months, has provided connections to over 70 local community members who desperately needed employment opportunity. Ron plans to make this program part of the Kane County Jail in effort to reduce re-offending.
Ron Hain also serves on several community-based boards focused on developing new, progressive initiatives, to include:
• Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry Board of Directors
• Invest Aurora Community Advisory Board
• Elgin Police Department Citizen Re-Entry Board
• East Aurora School District Community Advisory Board