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Cook County Sheriff’s Press Office

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Sheriff Announces Program to Help At-Risk Missing

December 18, 2019

COOK COUNTY, IL – 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 childre... [Read More]

Sheriff Announces Operation Deadly Distractions

October 28, 2019

COOK COUNTY, IL – 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... [Read More]

Driver Charged in Fatal Leyden Township Hit and Run

May 29, 2019

A Chicago woman has been charged in a hit and run that killed a 37-year-old man, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 2:55 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2019 Sheriff’s Police located Troy Mitchell of Stone Park unresponsive with significant trauma in the... [Read More]

Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam Involving Apple Inc.

March 8, 2019

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a sophisticated phone scam targeting Cook County residents. In this scam, an unsolicited caller claiming to be from Apple Inc. states that there has been a security compromise to their device and/or iCloud account. The caller ... [Read More]