Making a difference begins with dedication and takes hard work along with courage and commitment. My implementation
plan focuses on enhancing the quality-of-life for every Kane County resident, especially our impressionable youth.
My family legacy is in military, law enforcement and teaching, all of which are instrumental in police leadership.
It is my aspiration to serve my community in a leadership capacity. As a leader you have the opportunity to lead or guide individuals, teams, or entire organizations to accomplish goals and agreed upon missions. I fully understand and acknowledge the trust, confidence and authority that the community gives by endorsing and voting for a leader. It is my promise that I will not squander what has been entrusted. I humbly ask that you consider Willie M. Mayes Sr., for Kane County Sheriff.
Vote Mayes for Sheriff March 20!
I have served over 25 years with the Kane County Sheriff’s Department.
Protecting our citizens, supporting our youth and dedicating my life to enhancing our communities.
I kindly ask for your vote on March 20, 2018. Please vote Mayes for Kane County Sheriff!
Promoted to Deputy Lieutenant, serving as Public Safety Lieutenant of Operations, Commander of Bomb Squad, Honor Guard Supervisor and ILEAS Mobile Field Force Supervisor.
Assigned as Deputy lieutenant in charge of the Planning & Training division. I conducted organizational assessments which address and identify skill sets and knowledge gaps of employees which were solved through continued employee training.
From 2003 through 2014 I proudly served as Deputy Sergeant for Kane County, assigned to the Investigation Division, Commander of the Bomb Squad and Supervisor of the Arson & Evidence Unit.
From 1994 through 2003 I served as Deputy for Kane County, assigned to the Investigation Division in the Arson, Bomb and Crime Scene Unit.
From 1992 through 1994 I served as Correctional Officer, supervising 40 to 100 inmates, managing daily functions and operations while maintaining order within the institution.
In May 1992, I began my career with the Kane County Sheriff's office. Over 25+ years I have earned recognition among peers and supervisors while being honored with numerous awards.
From 1986 through 1992 I worked as Youth Supervisor for the Illinois Department of Corrections in St. Charles, supervising 30 to 40 male youth residents, apprising team on all security directives and providing crisis intervention and guidance to youth.
Thursday, February 22nd
5:30pm – 7:30pm
La Quinta de los Reyes
36 E. New York Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Please join our Host Committee with Alderwoman Juany Garza, Karina Garcia, Trinidad Cervantas, Jesus Sanchez and Antonio “Tony” Hylton for a Fundraiser to support Willie Mayes, Democratic Candidate for Kane County Sheriff.
Endorsed by City of Aurora Mayor, Richard C. Irvin.
Sponsorship Levels Available:
Host – $1,500 | Sponsor – $750 | Guest $500 | Friend $250 | Ticket $50
Political contributions are non-deductible for tax purposes. A copy of our report is, or will soon be, filed with the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL.
“Making a difference begins with dedication and takes hard work along with courage and commitment. My implementation plan focuses on enhancing the quality-of-life for every Kane County resident, especially our impressionable youth. My family legacy is in military, law enforcement and teaching, all of which are instrumental in police leadership.” – Willie M. Mayes Sr.
Accountability and REFORM
Being an Advocate
Creating SAFER SCHOOLS
I am proud to be affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #14, the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, the Illinois Division of International Association for Identification and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Master of Business Administration, 2017
Concentration in Leadership
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, 2002
Majoring in Criminal Justice Management
WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate in Science, 1996
School of Police Staff & Command (2009)
ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING & STANDARDS BOARD
First Line Supervisory 40-Hour Skills Program (2005)
ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Hazardous Material Awareness Train-the-Trainer (2003)
MISSILE AND MUNITIONS CENTER & SCHOOL
Hazardous Device Course (1998)
SWAT (SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS)
Basic Emergency Team Course (1996)
THE JOSEPH BUSINESS SCHOOL
Entrepreneurial Leadership & Management Program (2007)
ILLINOIS FIRE SERVICE INSTITUTE
Hazardous Materials Technician, Module A & B (2005)
NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY
Fire & Arson Investigation (1999)
DIVISION OF FORENSIC SERVICES
Marijuana Leaf Identification for Officers (1997)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING INSTITUTE
Basic Law Enforcement 400-Hour Course (1994)
In December 2014, Lieutenant Mayes was transferred to the Patrol Division and worked the dayshift as Public Safety Lieutenant. Lt. Mayes has continued to serve in that capacity, switching to the Midnight shift, most recently over the past two years. In 2015, Lt. Mayes enrolled at Aurora University seeking a MBA with concentration in Leadership. As of March 1 of this year, Lt. Mayes completed his studies and requirements to earn a MBA with Leadership concentration. On May 13, 2017 he will celebrate his 26th year with the Kane County Sheriff’s office. Overall, this year marks his 32nd year in the Law Enforcement Profession. In 2018, Lt. Mayes will seek the nomination to be the candidate for the Office of Kane County Sheriff.
32 Years in the Law Enforcement Profession
26 Years with the Kane County Sheriff’s Office
Earned MBA from Aurora University
Willie was one of the original members of the Kane County Bomb, Arson & Evidence squad formed in 1999. He was certified as a Bomb Technician, Arson Investigator and Crime Scene Technician. His certification as a Bomb Technician was acquired at the Hazardous Devices School, at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. His Arson Investigator certification was earned from the National Fire Academy in Emmittsburg, MD. Willie honed his skills as an expert with the Bomb, Arson & Evidence group earning him the Officer of the Year Award in 1999.
In 2003, Willie was promoted to Sergeant, and Commander of the Bomb Squad. Since that time he has worked to bring tools and equipment to better protect the community in critical situations and in processing crime scenes. Willie attends the National Bomb Squad Commanders Conference annually to remain current and receptive to nuances in this area of defense and protection.
Officer of the Year Recipient – 1999
Original Kane County Police Office Bomb Squad Member
I’ve been happily married to Sharron for 23 years. In total I have 5 amazing children! Sharron and I have 3 sons, Brandon, Braxton and Bjourn. I also have two children from my first marriage, Demeka Tollette and Willie Mayes Jr.
We are honored to have the support of so many distinguished local officials, community leaders, police and fire associates, business owners, friends and family. We sincerely thank each and every one of you for your ongoing support.