Dustin Heuerman

Champaign County Sheriff

Dustin will continue to serve as one of only five out LGBTQ sheriffs in the country!


Dustin was elected Champaign County Sheriff in 2018 and is one of five out LGBTQ Sheriffs in the United States. He lives in Champaign County with his husband, Tony, who is a nurse at a local hospital. Dustin has over 19 years in the criminal justice field, a master’s degree in Criminology, and a doctorate in Community College Leadership.

Dustin has been challenged to overcome LGBTQ stereotypes in law enforcement throughout his career, and as Sheriff, works hard to diversify the criminal justice field for those in the LGBTQ community.

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