The primary role of the State's Attorney is to serve as the chief law enforcement officer and legal adviser for Madison County government. It is the responsibility of the State's Attorney to ensure that laws are faithfully executed in order to maintain the rule of law. With its dedicated staff of 60 legal professionals and support staff, the Office has developed divisions and special prosecution units to help protect children, women, the elderly, animals, consumers and merchants from fraud, abuse and neglect. The Office also works to secure grants for special projects aimed at combating prostitution, methamphetamines, motor vehicle theft, and other criminal violations as trends appear.
In addition, the State's Attorney sets policies and guidelines that impact the administration of justice by more than 25 law enforcement agencies that operate in the County.
Thomas Haine has held the office of State's Attorney since December 1, 2020. Mr. Haine is continuing the trend of former Madison County State's Attorneys of aggressive filing and prosecution of criminals.