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2015 Shop with a Cop

Kankakee, IL- On Sunday, December 13, 2015, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with other agencies throughout Kankakee County, hosted the 24th Annual “Shop-With-A-Cop” event. Forty area police officers volunteered their time by picking up about seventy children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old at their homes. The children were transported in police cars to t…

Sheriff Detectives Investigating Death in Pembroke Township

November 29, 2015- KANKAKEE, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 3700 block of S Wheeler Road in Pembroke Township Saturday evening (11/28) in regards to a deceased subject.  Upon arrival, Deputies observed 83-year-old Hopkins Park resident, Zeenie Young in the residence.  Ms. Young was deceased prior to police arrival as a result of injuries that…

Death Investigation Underway in Reddick

NOVEMBER 20, 2015- KANKAKEE, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Shannon Shores (rural Reddick) late Tuesday evening (11/17/2015) in reference to a deceased subject.  Upon arrival, officers located 49-year-old Reddick resident, Theodore N Rockwood II, inside his residence.  Rockwood, who was pronounced dead on the scene by Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner, had severa…

Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Social Workers Receive William H Morgan Award

Kankakee, IL- Earlier this morning, the Kankakee County Mental Health Council presented the William H. Morgan Annual Memorial Award to the Kankakee County Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program for the recognition of expanding mental health services in Kankakee County.

“The Kankakee County Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMH) provide services for individuals who…

Federal Judge Rules County Jail Strip Searches Constitutional

On August 24, 2015, Judge Colin Bruce of the federal Central District of Illinois found that the Kankakee County Sheriff’s policy and practice of strip searching all detainees before they enter the general population at the jail, regardless of the crime for which they have been arrested and regardless of whether the detainee was arrested on a warrant, was reasonable and constitutional. This is…

Burglary Suspects Nabbed in Elwood

Kankakee, IL- Late Tuesday evening (09/01/15) Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police, working in conjunction with investigators from Will and Livingston County Sheriff’s Police, detained two men suspected in numerous burglaries in the three counties.  The two men were arrested by Will County Sheriff’s Department and subsequent investigation has implicated them in burglaries in Kankakee, Will,…

Additional Information on Recent Burglary Rash

Kankakee, IL – Sheriff’s Deputies continue to follow-up on tips and information regarding the recent burglary rash in the south and western portions of Kankakee County.  As attention on the recent crime spree increases, Sheriff’s Investigators have observed a multitude of rumors circulating on the Internet, more specifically social media and want to dispel any reports without merit that…

50% Off Video Visitations (Limited Time)

Through our partnership with Securus Technologies, they are offering a 50% sale on all at-home video visitations. From September 1st – 15th, simply use the code Kankakee50%OFF and receive 50% your total at the end of your…

Rural Residents Need To Use Caution

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski warns area residents to use caution after several vigilante-like activities were reported.  As tension over the recent burglary rash rises, many residents in the southwestern portions of Kankakee County have taken it upon themselves to begin patrolling the area looking for those responsible.  While the Sheriff’s Office continues to…

Additional Information Regarding Rural Burglaries

Kankakee, IL- Since the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office posted their most recent Press Release in reference to the rural Burglaries (predominately occurring in the south western portions of Kankakee County), sheriff’s deputies have responded to several other burglary-type related calls in the area (including 8 calls within one hour yesterday afternoon that were either related to suspicious…

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