Gary Caruana is the Winnebago County Sheriff. He served nearly a decade as a Winnebago County Deputy Sheriff. During this time he served as a patrol officer, corrections officer, and process server allowing him to develop an understanding of the workings of the entire department.
In the early eighties Caruana made the decision to move to the private sector where he began his long time career with United Parcel Service (UPS). Caruana rose through the ranks of the corporation. During this growth he also attended college earning a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree.
Caruana has also substitute taught in the local public school system and has been a volunteer for Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful. Caruana served as a commissioner on the Rockford Board of Fire and Police.
Caruana resides in Rockford with his wife and daughters.