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DuPage County Sheriff's Office is located at 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, 60187 IL. The DuPage County Sheriff's Office phone number is (630) 682-7256.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” George S. Patton
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! Semper Fi
In 2017 the DuPage County Health Department was awarded a grant from the Public Health National Center for Innovation (PHNCI), which allowed the Health Department and the DuPage County Sheriff's Office to create a unique partnership and pursue their goal of developing a Post Crisis Response Team (PCRT). The large population of individuals with mental illness in the nation’s criminal justice system, and their risk of recidivism, is an ongoing public health challenge. The Health Department and Sheriff's Office took aim to tackle this challenge head on using its PHNCI grant to advance strategies such as cross-sector teams comprised of a mental health clinician and a DuPage County Sheriff’s Deputy to conduct follow-up visits with individuals with potential mental health issues who have previously encountered law enforcement and link them to the appropriate care. Please take a minute to watch our segment of video produced by PHNCI, which highlights our PCRT program. To view the entire video which focusing on other programs throughout the nation follow this link.
Forensic Detective Jeff Romstedt gave a forensic investigation presentation today to Mrs. Bainter’s 4th/5th grade gifted program at Park View Elementary School in Glen Ellyn. Different types of crime scene and crash scene investigations were discussed, as well as the tools and science used in each to discover, preserve, and collect evidence.
A revised car seat law will be effective January 1, 2019. Be sure to be in compliance for the safety of your children!
A reminder in light of the recent tragic incidents that have occurred...
Have a safe and fun Halloween, everyone!
Daylight Savings time is upon us! Remember to set your clocks and watches (that aren’t connected to a service or internet provider) back 1 hour this Sunday, November 4th, at 2 AM!
***Halloween Safety Tips*** Trick or treating should be a safe and fun experience for kids. To make this Halloween safe and fun for all, be sure to know whose door your kids are knocking on and follow these safety tips. • Trick-or-treat before it gets dark in the late afternoon or early evening. Check with your municipality or neighborhood homeowners’ association to see if there are designated hours for trick-or-treating. There are no official hours for unincorporated DuPage County, but it is recommended that children be home by 7:00 p.m. If parents and children must go out after dark, stay in well-lighted areas and bring a flashlight. • Older children should trick-or-treat with an adult or in a large group. Parents should map out a safe route and tell their children to stop only at familiar houses where the lights are on. • Young children should always trick-or-treat with a parent or trusted adult. • Wear costumes that can be seen in the dark. Many stores sell glow-in-the-dark or reflective items that can be worn or carried while trick-or-treating. Costumes should also be flame-retardant and short enough to prevent tripping and falling. Avoid hard plastic or wood props, use foam rubber instead. •Stay within your neighborhood and only visit homes you know. • An adult should examine all treats before they are eaten. Eat only those treats that are un-opened and in their original wrappers. It is recommended that parents discard any homemade treats or fruits or, at a minimum, pay special attention to them. If you suspect that a treat has been tampered with, save it, and contact your local law enforcement agency for testing. • Tell children that they should not enter anyone’s home or car while trick-or-treating. If someone tries to get them to come into their home or car, they should run away and immediately tell a trusted adult.
If you reside in the southeast area of the County of DuPage, the YWCA - Metropolitan Chicago offers the "Strong Families Program" for the purpose of increasing parent knowledge of early childhood development and school readiness, providing early detection of developmental delays & health issues, supporting and empowering families through personal home visits, resource networking, community partnerships, screenings and group connections.
Halloween is here and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office SPEAR Unit, (Sexual Predator Enforcement and Registration) is conducting its annual sex offender compliance checks on Halloween to ensure the safety of our children during today’s festivities. SPEAR began these checks in 2005 and have conducted them each year since. The SPEAR Unit was created in 2005 and is a multi-jurisdictional countywide team coordinated by the Sheriff's Office, to take a proactive approach to ensure that known sexual offenders comply with the requirements of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act. The SPEAR Unit has sixteen law enforcement agencies participating in this year’s compliance checks with 250 offenders identified for residential checks on Halloween. Sheriff John Zaruba would like to remind everyone to stay safe and always travel in pairs and with parents while Trick-or-Treating. “I hope residents visit our website to search their sub-divisions to help prepare themselves and their children for a fun and festive Halloween. Please call the Sheriff’s Office you have any questions or concerns.”, stated Sheriff Zaruba. Illinois law prohibits child sex offenders from participating in a holiday events involving children under 18 years of age, including but not limited to, distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween. The Sheriff’s Office wants you to visit our website at, http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54038&disc=, to check your neighborhood for child sex offenders. Simply input your address and a map will appear if there are child sex offenders in the area, which in turn will help you plan your Trick-or-Treat route. Furthermore, a benefit of our website is that you can register your email address to receive automated email alerts should a sex offender move in to your neighborhood. If you encounter a possible violation by a sex offender, please dial 911 to report it immediately.
***Flashback Friday*** Sheriff's Department and Jail on Reber Street in Wheaton. Circa: late 1950's/1960's
A robocall scam is occurring in the DuPage area claiming that person's social security number is being suspended and/or asking him/her to verify their personal information! AARP has provided the below information on such a scam: "The SSA and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are sounding the alarm about two types of scams. In the first, an individual gets a phone call with an automated recording saying that his Social Security number “has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity.” The fraudster then provides a phone number and says the person must call it to fix the problem or else the person's assets will be frozen. Anyone who does call the number is asked to provide personal information the scammer can then use to commit identity theft or other fraud. In the other scam, the caller pretends to work for Social Security and asks the person to verify personal information, including Social Security number, date of birth and address. The SSA first alerted the public to this scheme in January. The SSA strongly discourages people from providing personal information over the telephone unless they are certain of who is on the other end of the line. In cases when the real SSA does call individuals, the agency has usually contacted the person before. If you receive a suspicious call from someone claiming to be from the SSA, you should report that information to the OIG at 800-269-0271 or online. If you have questions about a phone call, email, text message or any other type of communication claiming to be from the SSA, you can contact any Social Security office or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 800-772-1213 to make sure it is legitimate. (Social Security’s TTY number for the deaf or hard-of-hearing is 800-325-0778.)"
It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of Deputy Eddie Jackson last evening after his hard fought battle with cancer. We extend our hearts and prayers to the Jackson family. This is a tremendous loss not only to Eddie's family, but to every member of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, and to the people of DuPage County he so honorably served. Arrangements for Eddie's Memorial Service: Family and Friends are to gather for the Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 until time of Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. at Russo's Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162 http://hosting-25627.tributes.com/obituary/read/Eddie-Jackson-106533436
The DuPage County Health Department provides many services to our residents of DuPage County. Did you know that they offer dental services and oral health education for low income residents? See the below graphics for more information on their Dental Health Services! www.dupagehealth.org
Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien is hosting a Multi-Cultural Fest on Saturday, November 10 to celebrate and explore the community's cultural diversity through music, dance, art, storytelling, food, and more! Refer to the attached graphic for more information on this FREE event:
Living in the Willowbrook area and job searching? People's Resource Center, partnered with Anne M. Jeans School, is offering a job search coaching program free of charge! Refer to the attached graphic for more information:
***Scam Alert*** As the holiday season approaches we are already seeing an increase in various telephone scams. As well as the ongoing scams listed below, these dishonest and unscrupulous callers are trying to use the Sheriff's Office and events we host, such as, Shop with a Sheriff, to illicit money from you. The Sheriff's Office does not raise money for our events or any other Sheriff's Office business. Please use caution when dealing with anyone on the telephone trying to raise money for our office and quickly terminate the call and contact our office to report the call. In addition to the above, the bond posting scam and grand jury scam are still being used to target residents in the DuPage County. These scams involve calling persons that have recently bonded out on charges and stating that the card used did not go through or that there are additional fees necessary, or that a family member will be arrested on some criminal charge or failure to show up for jury duty for Grand Jury. They threaten that if a bond is not posted, or you will be arrested. Bond is ONLY accepted in person at the Sheriff's Office by way of cash, money order, or credit card. We DO NOT solicit bond fees, fine payments, or charitable events over the telephone. We DO NOT accept or request Moneypak cards, iTunes cards, or other sources of financial payment other than those listed above to pay fines, fees, or post bonds. Do not provide any personal information or provide financial compensation to anyone attempting to solicit money or information over the telephone. When in doubt or if it seems suspicious, hang-up and dial 911 to report the incident.
The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a Community Service Survey, which will allow us to continue to provide the best services we can to the citizens of DuPage County. Please follow the link below to access the survey, which will only take a few moments of your time. Thank you in advance for your input and for caring for your community by sharing in this process. https://www.dupagesheriff.org/AboutUs/174/
Our volunteers (VIPS) attended Bartlett Fire Department’s Open House event on Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Oak Avenue fire station. Thank you VIPS Corbino, Novak, Hurlbert, and Mortimer for giving your time and representing the Sheriff’s Office!
Our Office, along with the Lisle Police Department, attended Naperville-Lisle Townships’ TRIAD Annual Fall Car Care Safety Clinic this past Saturday, located at the Lisle Township Office. AARP Driver Safety examiners were also on hand conducting the CarFit portion to make sure drivers were at their safest fit inside the vehicles for proper and safe driving. Approximately 79 vehicles were checked that day for our local seniors! Thank you to all the TRIAD volunteers and the volunteers from various agencies associated with TRIAD that donated their time. We extend our sincere gratitude to all of the mechanics that donated their time and worked non-stop for over 5 hours to get all of the vehicles examined!