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Cook County Sheriff’s Press Office

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Sheriff Announces Operation Deadly Distractions

October 29, 2019

Cook County Sheriff’s Police have launched “Operation Deadly Distractions” to curb the rampant and dangerous use of cell phones by motorists, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced at an October 23rd press conference with national safety experts. Sheriff’s Police began the... [Read More]

Historic International Detainee Chess Tournament Held

August 6, 2019

Detainees in seven countries spanning multiple continents participated in a historic chess tournament that concluded Tuesday, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Detainees at Cook County Jail competed against prisoners from Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, England, ... [Read More]

National Sex Buyer Sting Nets More Than 500 Arrests

July 31, 2019

From California to New York to Alabama, more than two dozen police agencies partnered in a five-week, anti-trafficking operation that led to the arrest of more than 500 sex buyers, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The 18th National Johns Suppression Initia... [Read More]

Public’s Help Sought in Identifying Suspicious Person

July 16, 2019

Cook County Sheriff’s Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man involved in a suspicious incident on a Forest Preserve trail near Morton Grove. On July 11, sometime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., a man riding a black and red small framed bicycle approached... [Read More]

Sheriff Announces Criminal Sexual Assault Charges

July 2, 2019

A teacher at a Burbank private school has been charged with Criminal Sexual Assault, Solicitation of Child Pornography and other charges for her alleged conduct involving two juvenile students at Jordan Baptist School, announced Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart today. Shan... [Read More]