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February 18, 2020

Jail Population: 8,177 – Behind the Walls: 5,762 – Community Corrections: 2,415

 

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Sheriff Announces Program to Help At-Risk Missing

December 18, 2019

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is making free scent kits and training available to the public to assist in locating individuals with autism or dementia who may wander away, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Approximately half of autistic children age 14 or younger ... [Read More]

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]