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Blizzard gave Cadet class early jump start on careers

By at May 10, 2011 | 5:14 pm | 0 Comment

Blizzard gave Cadet class early jump start on careers

A February blizzard that locked down the Cook County Jail due to a manpower shortage and power outage also pushed 31 new cadets into correctional officer duties far earlier than any of them anticipated – providing a moment of distinction and pride for those cadets set to graduate today,Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Tuesday. Sheriff Dart will preside over more...

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Fallen Officers Honored in Memorial Ceromony

By at May 9, 2011 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

Fallen Officers Honored in Memorial Ceromony

Police officers and other law enforcement personnel from as many as sixty different departments are expected to attend the 10th Annual Cook County Peace Officers Memorial Foundation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10th.  The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and honors peace officers killed in the line of duty throughout Cook County.  The event will be held at the Cermak Woods Forest more...

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Sheriff’s Office set to Hire

By at May 6, 2011 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Office set to Hire

In accordance with a federal court order, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will be hiring correctional officers for the Cook County Jail. Applications are available on line at www.cookcountysheriff.org and will be handed out at the following locations, tomorrow, May 7, from 8:00am – 12:00pm: Criminal Courts Administration Building, 2650 S. California, more...

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Sheriff’s Office first ever declared Shakman compliant

By at April 28, 2011 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Office first ever declared Shakman compliant

Forty-two years after a lawsuit was filed alleging elected officials in Chicago were improperly allowing politics to influence hiring and promotional practices, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has become the first public office to be dismissed from that lawsuit. After two years of on-site monitoring and reports of activity, U.S. District Court Presiding Magistrate more...

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Cook County Department of Corrections Officers to donate Easter basket to local kids

By at April 20, 2011 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Corrections Officers to donate Easter basket to local kids

Officers from the Cook County Department of Corrections undertook their own collection of toys, clothes, Easter baskets and other goodies to share with local hospitalized children, as well as a local family recently devastated by a fatal fire. On Wednesday, April 20th officers from the Cook County Jail will be delivering Easter baskets to RML Specialty Hospital, more...

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Minds Matter of Chicago honors Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

By at April 15, 2011 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

Minds Matter of Chicago honors Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

A non-profit group improving educational opportunities for Chicago Public Schools students will honor Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart at its annual fundraiser on April 15th. Minds Matter of Chicago, which is made up of young professionals serving as mentors to students, guiding them through academic rigors and college preparation processes, will have its 5th annual more...

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Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

By at April 14, 2011 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

Graduation ceremonies are set for today for the first class of Cook County correctional officer cadets who qualify for financial benefits through the G.I. Bill, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Last month, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs recognized the Sheriff of Cook County Training Academy as an approved site for benefits, meaning military veterans more...

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to recognize dozens of deputies and officers

By at April 13, 2011 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to recognize dozens of deputies and officers

Deputies who ran into burning buildings, an officer who chased a shooter while off-duty and another whose productivity leads the entire department – even as he enters his 33rd year of work - are among those set to be honored at this year’s Cook County Sheriff’s Employee Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The event, hosted by more...

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to be honored with national justice award

By at April 4, 2011 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to be honored with national justice award

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is set to be recognized Tuesday as the 2011 recipient of the John Jay Medal for Justice Community Leader Award – an honor that comes thanks to his inspiring and innovative approaches to law enforcement and community leadership. In a ceremony set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The City University of New York Graduate Center, Dart will be more...

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Cook County Sheriff Unveils Website Redesign

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:33 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Unveils Website Redesign

As part of an ongoing commitment to transparency and helping residents better understand office operations, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is introducing several changes to the sheriff’s website, improving the flow of information to the public. Among the new features at www.cookcountysheriff.com are:   Pictures and descriptions of the sheriff’s more...

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