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Over the past 2 weeks, our officers have seized 29 guns off the streets of Midlothian, Harvey, Homewood, Dixmoor, South ...
09/23/2021

Over the past 2 weeks, our officers have seized 29 guns off the streets of Midlothian, Harvey, Homewood, Dixmoor, South Holland, Ford Heights, Tinley Park, Palos Hills, Maywood, and Chicago.

This led to 14 arrests for charges such as Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. We continue to do our part to work to stop violence before it starts.

Over the past 2 weeks, our officers have seized 29 guns off the streets of Midlothian, Harvey, Homewood, Dixmoor, South Holland, Ford Heights, Tinley Park, Palos Hills, Maywood, and Chicago.

This led to 14 arrests for charges such as Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. We continue to do our part to work to stop violence before it starts.

Our Community Resource Center is here to help you. We work with Cook County residents who need assistance finding shelte...
09/22/2021

Our Community Resource Center is here to help you. We work with Cook County residents who need assistance finding shelter, job training, and/or medical benefits.

Since the beginning of 2021, we have helped more than 2,800 people. If you need assistance, please contact us. We’re here for you.

#CCSOcommunity

Our Community Resource Center is here to help you. We work with Cook County residents who need assistance finding shelter, job training, and/or medical benefits.

Since the beginning of 2021, we have helped more than 2,800 people. If you need assistance, please contact us. We’re here for you.

#CCSOcommunity

09/21/2021
Opioids & Substance Awareness Day

Today is Opioid & Substance Awareness Day and we’d like to share the story of Matthew Lyons, who lost his battle with substance abuse last year. He is so greatly missed by his friends and family.

If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to 309-4ME-HELP. Help is available.

Last week, as the bagpipers played, we, along with several other jurisdictions and the Peace Officers Memorial Foundatio...
09/20/2021

Last week, as the bagpipers played, we, along with several other jurisdictions and the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County, remembered and honored all of the Peace Officers we lost over the last two years, including those that worked with us at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. All of the officers will be missed always. We are forever in gratitude for their service and their sacrifice.

Please drive safely today all around Chicagoland, and go Bears!#BearDown
09/19/2021

Please drive safely today all around Chicagoland, and go Bears!

#BearDown

Please drive safely today all around Chicagoland, and go Bears!

#BearDown

Please join us on this #ThankAPoliceOfficerDay in thanking our Sheriff’s Police and all officers who protect and serve o...
09/18/2021

Please join us on this #ThankAPoliceOfficerDay in thanking our Sheriff’s Police and all officers who protect and serve our communities with strength, empathy, and compassion. We are grateful to them for answering the call to serve and for working with our residents to make our county a better place.

Our very own Cook County Sheriff’s Police Detective Ginny Georgantas, whose tireless devotion to solving the 17-year-old...
09/17/2021

Our very own Cook County Sheriff’s Police Detective Ginny Georgantas, whose tireless devotion to solving the 17-year-old murders of twin infant boys led her to learn the complex field of forensic genealogy, has been named the 2021 Officer of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Sheriff Dart and our entire office is proud to have such committed detectives like Detective Georgantas, who work to help keep our residents safe and to bring all cases to closure.

Thanks for your great work, Detective Georgantas.

To read more about Detective Georgantas’ work: https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/sheriffs-police-detective-who-solved-cold-case-murders-of-twin-infants-named-2021-international-officer-of-the-year/

Our very own Cook County Sheriff’s Police Detective Ginny Georgantas, whose tireless devotion to solving the 17-year-old murders of twin infant boys led her to learn the complex field of forensic genealogy, has been named the 2021 Officer of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Sheriff Dart and our entire office is proud to have such committed detectives like Detective Georgantas, who work to help keep our residents safe and to bring all cases to closure.

Thanks for your great work, Detective Georgantas.

To read more about Detective Georgantas’ work: https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/sheriffs-police-detective-who-solved-cold-case-murders-of-twin-infants-named-2021-international-officer-of-the-year/

The Sheriff’s Office has had visible presence in Chicago Police’s 15th district for several years to help address violen...
09/17/2021

The Sheriff’s Office has had visible presence in Chicago Police’s 15th district for several years to help address violence through proactive policing and community engagement. This summer, we’ve added bike patrols. We’re proud of our officers’ commitment to strengthen our city’s communities.

09/16/2021

SHREDDING! E-WASTE! MEDICATIONS!

Come out this Saturday morning for a community clean-up day hosted by Rich Township Supervisor Calvin Jordan, State Senator Michael E. Hastings, and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart! More details below ⬇️

09/15/2021

In 2021, we have administered NARCAN 38 times. This overdose reversal drug is fast-acting and can be the difference between life and death in some cases. This example from last month (Warning: Graphic Images in Video) shows our officers administering NARCAN to an unconscious man who is then able to breathe again on his own before being taken by paramedics to the hospital. If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem, help is available.

#CCSOTRT

Our Hate Crime Hotline (created in 2016) now has an online tip form. If you or someone you know feels threatened or targ...
09/14/2021

Our Hate Crime Hotline (created in 2016) now has an online tip form. If you or someone you know feels threatened or targeted because of your religion, race, nationality, and/or sexual orientation, please visit: https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/hate-crime-tip-form/.
#stophate

Our Hate Crime Hotline (created in 2016) now has an online tip form. If you or someone you know feels threatened or targeted because of your religion, race, nationality, and/or sexual orientation, please visit: https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/hate-crime-tip-form/.
#stophate

The state's moratorium on enforcing evictions has been extended until September 18th. Certain types of evictions can sti...
09/14/2021
Eviction Update

The state's moratorium on enforcing evictions has been extended until September 18th. Certain types of evictions can still be filed now in compliance with the Governor’s Executive order. Our website contains information and mandatory forms for both tenants and housing providers. All information can be found here in English, Spanish, and Polish: https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/eviction-update/

#CCSOevictions

Eviction Update NOTE: All translated documents are for reference purposes only. Prior to submission, please fill out the English version of the document you would like to submit. Click below to download a form: Verification of Non-Rental Assistance form (Plaintiff must fill out and submit this form....

Thanks to Hanover Township & Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison for the invite to participate in the Just 4 the Health of It...
09/13/2021

Thanks to Hanover Township & Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison for the invite to participate in the Just 4 the Health of It Community Fair last week. We had the opportunity to share lots of great info and resources with residents to help keep them safe.

We are one month away from our Sixth International Chess Tournament, which will be played at the Cook County Jail on Oct...
09/13/2021

We are one month away from our Sixth International Chess Tournament, which will be played at the Cook County Jail on October 13th & 14th. Stay tuned for more chess content featuring the players and their coach. #ChessforFreedom

We are one month away from our Sixth International Chess Tournament, which will be played at the Cook County Jail on October 13th & 14th. Stay tuned for more chess content featuring the players and their coach. #ChessforFreedom

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the horrific attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001. We honor all...
09/11/2021

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the horrific attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001. We honor all of those people who were not able to go home to their families that night, and we remember, especially, the first responders from that day. We will never forget their heroism and their selfless acts of service.

#NeverForget

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the horrific attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001. We honor all of those people who were not able to go home to their families that night, and we remember, especially, the first responders from that day. We will never forget their heroism and their selfless acts of service.

#NeverForget

Our Sheriff's Police Officers spent the morning today with Everest Academy students in Lemont Township, remembering all ...
09/10/2021

Our Sheriff's Police Officers spent the morning today with Everest Academy students in Lemont Township, remembering all of those we lost on September 11th, 2001 and honoring all first responders for their dedication, service, and sacrifice then and always.

(The flag being raised in the first photo lists the names of all those who died on 9/11.)

Timeline Photos
09/10/2021

Timeline Photos

Today is #WorldSu***dePreventionDay 💚

EVERYONE can play a role in su***de prevention. Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for su***de. 💚 Know the warning signs and #BeThe1To offer support: https://fal.cn/3i7lV
💚 Seek help by calling the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'
#SPM21 #WSPD #WSPD2021

19th Ward Residents: We are hosting a prescription drug take-back and document-shredding event, along with Senator Bill ...
09/10/2021

19th Ward Residents:

We are hosting a prescription drug take-back and document-shredding event, along with Senator Bill Cunningham, State Representative Frances Hurley, and Alderman Matt O’Shea, at CrossWinds Church.

Join us tomorrow from 9 AM - 11 AM.

19th Ward Residents:

We are hosting a prescription drug take-back and document-shredding event, along with Senator Bill Cunningham, State Representative Frances Hurley, and Alderman Matt O’Shea, at CrossWinds Church.

Join us tomorrow from 9 AM - 11 AM.

Over the past 2 weeks, our officers have seized 24 guns off the streets of Chicago, Markham, Palatine, Country Club Hill...
09/09/2021

Over the past 2 weeks, our officers have seized 24 guns off the streets of Chicago, Markham, Palatine, Country Club Hills, Olympia Fields, and Ford Heights.

#noFOIDnogun

Over the past 2 weeks, our officers have seized 24 guns off the streets of Chicago, Markham, Palatine, Country Club Hills, Olympia Fields, and Ford Heights.

#noFOIDnogun

Tomorrow, Sheriff Dart will be presenting at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion committee meet...
09/08/2021

Tomorrow, Sheriff Dart will be presenting at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion committee meeting to discuss how we can combat the rise of Anti-Semitism and other hate crimes in Cook County.

Register in advance here: https://www.nwsba.org/events/register.aspx?id=1547964&itemid=91f29abf-680d-47ce-9ab4-e2fc49e96513

Tomorrow, Sheriff Dart will be presenting at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion committee meeting to discuss how we can combat the rise of Anti-Semitism and other hate crimes in Cook County.

Register in advance here: https://www.nwsba.org/events/register.aspx?id=1547964&itemid=91f29abf-680d-47ce-9ab4-e2fc49e96513

Volunteers make a difference in individual lives as well as in communities. If you know someone (in grade 9-12) who has ...
09/08/2021
Scholarships / Awards

Volunteers make a difference in individual lives as well as in communities. If you know someone (in grade 9-12) who has provided meaningful volunteer service to their communities, please consider nominating them for the Sheriff’s Office Commitment to Service Award. More information about the award, including the application, can be found here:

https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/departments/community-relations/scholarships-awards/

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Our Community Resource Center is here to help you. We work with Cook County residents who need assistance finding shelte...
09/07/2021

Our Community Resource Center is here to help you. We work with Cook County residents who need assistance finding shelter, job training, and/or medical benefits. Since the beginning of 2021, we have helped nearly 2,800 people. If you need assistance, please contact us.

#CCSOcommunity

Our Community Resource Center is here to help you. We work with Cook County residents who need assistance finding shelter, job training, and/or medical benefits. Since the beginning of 2021, we have helped nearly 2,800 people. If you need assistance, please contact us.

#CCSOcommunity

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day, Cook County!
09/06/2021

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day, Cook County!

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day, Cook County!

09/02/2021

Viola Martin was last seen on December 26, 2009 in Glenwood, IL. Please submit any information you have regarding this case by calling 773-674-9490 or emailing [email protected].

#CCSOmissingpersons

September is National Su***de Prevention month. Su***de is not inevitable for anyone. There is help available for you, a...
09/02/2021

September is National Su***de Prevention month.

Su***de is not inevitable for anyone. There is help available for you, and you are worthy of receiving it. If you need help, please call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

September is National Su***de Prevention month.

Su***de is not inevitable for anyone. There is help available for you, and you are worthy of receiving it. If you need help, please call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

09/01/2021

Enhanced audio from today's press conference on our Missing Persons Project.

09/01/2021

LIVE Press conference: Sheriff Thomas J. Dart Launching Missing Persons Project.

Today is #OverdoseAwarenessDay. Our officers can and do administer NARCAN, a drug that can treat opioid overdose, when t...
09/01/2021

Today is #OverdoseAwarenessDay.

Our officers can and do administer NARCAN, a drug that can treat opioid overdose, when they arrive on the scene of someone in need.

If you or anyone you know is in need of mental health and/or substance abuse services, please contact our Treatment Response Team at 309-4ME-HELP (309-463-4357) any time of the day or night. #CCSOTRT

08/30/2021

“Having this job, wearing this uniform, you can make a difference.”

Hear from current members of our #CCSOfamily about what being a correctional officer means to them. If you think you have what it takes, please visit: bit.ly/30fvKWI

#BecomeCCSO

We are looking forward to participating in our 6th international chess tournament. #ChessforFreedom
08/30/2021

We are looking forward to participating in our 6th international chess tournament.
#ChessforFreedom

Did you know that, back in 2005, a convict asked for MORE time in prison to finish setting up a chess club?
Things have moved on, and now we have the first Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners, organised as part of the #ChessForFreedom program.

The event, organised by FIDE and the Cook County Sheriff's Office, is scheduled for October 13-14, 2021, on the International Day of Education in Prison, and will be hosted on Chess.com. The registration deadline is September 21, 2021.

Info: https://chessforfreedom.fide.com/tournament/
📷: Cook County Sheriff's Office

If you want to read more about the story of the aforementioned convict: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/chess-loving-convict-asks-for-more-jail-time-1.557685

Over the past 3 weeks, our officers have seized 78 guns off the streets of Harvey, Dixmoor, Chicago, Barrington, Markham...
08/27/2021

Over the past 3 weeks, our officers have seized 78 guns off the streets of Harvey, Dixmoor, Chicago, Barrington, Markham, Berwyn, Ford Heights, Worth, Dolton, Riverdale, Glenview, Maywood and Chicago Ridge among others.

#noFOIDnogun

Over the past 3 weeks, our officers have seized 78 guns off the streets of Harvey, Dixmoor, Chicago, Barrington, Markham, Berwyn, Ford Heights, Worth, Dolton, Riverdale, Glenview, Maywood and Chicago Ridge among others.

#noFOIDnogun

Mental Health Co-Responder Program Expands to South SuburbThe Oak Lawn Police Department is the first law enforcement ag...
08/26/2021

Mental Health Co-Responder Program Expands to South Suburb

The Oak Lawn Police Department is the first law enforcement agency to partner with a Cook County Sheriff’s Office program that enables officers to virtually connect individuals in crisis to a mental health professional, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Oak Lawn Police are now using electronic tablets and smartphones to immediately link individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to clinicians with the Sheriff’s Co-Responder Virtual Assistance Program, an initiative intended to give officers a new tool to deescalate potentially volatile situations, as well as provide aftercare and case management for individuals who need mental health services.

“Officers will tell you that some of the most dangerous and unpredictable calls they respond to involve mental health issues,” Sheriff Dart said. “This program has been an incredible tool for our officers, and we are excited to partner with Oak Lawn, which shares our commitment to promote productive and safe interactions with the people we all serve.”

Launched by Sheriff Dart through Sheriff’s Police late last year, CVAP is staffed by licensed mental health professionals from the Sheriff’s Treatment Response Team (TRT) and is a continuation of Sheriff Dart’s vision to provide services in the community that can prevent individuals from becoming unnecessarily involved in the criminal justice system.

CVAP provides officers 24/7 access to mental health professionals, who can initiate videoconferencing or a telephone call with distressed individuals within minutes. Unlike co-responder models that dispatch social workers to respond in person, CVAP enables a small team of mental health workers to provide near-instantaneous response anywhere in Cook County and removes the chance that they may be injured. The program can also be scaled up to provide services to other law enforcement agencies.

“We understand that it may not be feasible for many municipal police departments to build similar programs, which is why we always intended for CVAP to be something we could offer to them,” Sheriff Dart said. “Departments like Oak Lawn can work together with my office to enhance everyone’s ability to safely respond to and assist individuals in crisis.”

Mental health calls for service have steadily increased and are only expected to continue to rise in the wake of the isolation and stress many people have experienced during the pandemic. In 2018, Sheriff’s Police responded to 1,208 calls for service involving mental health. This year, the number of such calls is on pace to exceed 1,800.

Since it began, CVAP has been used more than 70 times in cases, including four from Oak Lawn, ranging from domestic disputes to individuals experiencing a severe mental health crisis.

“The Oak Lawn Police Department is honored to be the first suburban department in Cook County to participate in the Sheriff’s virtual co-responder program,” Oak Lawn Police Chief Daniel Vittorio said. “This program will provide our officers another option when responding to calls where there is a mental health issue, and the Treatment Response Team clinicians will provide our residents the help that they need.”

Mental Health Co-Responder Program Expands to South Suburb

The Oak Lawn Police Department is the first law enforcement agency to partner with a Cook County Sheriff’s Office program that enables officers to virtually connect individuals in crisis to a mental health professional, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Oak Lawn Police are now using electronic tablets and smartphones to immediately link individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to clinicians with the Sheriff’s Co-Responder Virtual Assistance Program, an initiative intended to give officers a new tool to deescalate potentially volatile situations, as well as provide aftercare and case management for individuals who need mental health services.

“Officers will tell you that some of the most dangerous and unpredictable calls they respond to involve mental health issues,” Sheriff Dart said. “This program has been an incredible tool for our officers, and we are excited to partner with Oak Lawn, which shares our commitment to promote productive and safe interactions with the people we all serve.”

Launched by Sheriff Dart through Sheriff’s Police late last year, CVAP is staffed by licensed mental health professionals from the Sheriff’s Treatment Response Team (TRT) and is a continuation of Sheriff Dart’s vision to provide services in the community that can prevent individuals from becoming unnecessarily involved in the criminal justice system.

CVAP provides officers 24/7 access to mental health professionals, who can initiate videoconferencing or a telephone call with distressed individuals within minutes. Unlike co-responder models that dispatch social workers to respond in person, CVAP enables a small team of mental health workers to provide near-instantaneous response anywhere in Cook County and removes the chance that they may be injured. The program can also be scaled up to provide services to other law enforcement agencies.

“We understand that it may not be feasible for many municipal police departments to build similar programs, which is why we always intended for CVAP to be something we could offer to them,” Sheriff Dart said. “Departments like Oak Lawn can work together with my office to enhance everyone’s ability to safely respond to and assist individuals in crisis.”

Mental health calls for service have steadily increased and are only expected to continue to rise in the wake of the isolation and stress many people have experienced during the pandemic. In 2018, Sheriff’s Police responded to 1,208 calls for service involving mental health. This year, the number of such calls is on pace to exceed 1,800.

Since it began, CVAP has been used more than 70 times in cases, including four from Oak Lawn, ranging from domestic disputes to individuals experiencing a severe mental health crisis.

“The Oak Lawn Police Department is honored to be the first suburban department in Cook County to participate in the Sheriff’s virtual co-responder program,” Oak Lawn Police Chief Daniel Vittorio said. “This program will provide our officers another option when responding to calls where there is a mental health issue, and the Treatment Response Team clinicians will provide our residents the help that they need.”

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