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Swanson Federally Indicted

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Tim Swanson was indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous charges stemming from alleged actions while he was employed by the city of Countryside, Illinois as their police chief.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified by federal authorities of the indictment and advised that none of the counts of the indictment are related to his employment in Kankakee County.

Swanson was hired in…

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship (Deadline 3/15/14)

Interested in a $500 scholarship from the Illinois Sheriff’s Association? Apply today (deadline March 15th, 2014) with the link below.

 
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St Anne High School Incident

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On February 24, 2014 at approximately 12:15pm Kankakee County Deputies responded to a call of a student that displayed a gun inside of the St. Anne High School. Upon investigation it was determined that the student left the school grounds after displaying the firearm. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office contacted the student’s mother at her residence in an attempt to locate t…

Warner Bridge Road Closure

Warner Bridge (7000 West Rd) will be closed between IL Rt 113 and IL Rt 102 due to ice/water levels until further notice. Find an alternat…

Merit Commission 1/22/14

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The  Kankakee County Sheriff’s Merit Commission will be holding a meeting Wednesday January 22th at 1:30pm, to discuss:

New hire process
Adopting a procedure for conference call meetings

 
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County Buildings Closed

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The Kankakee County Emergency Management Agency is urging people to stay indoors over the next 24‐48 hours. The weather event we are about to experience is a life threatening event for any person(s) not inside. With high winds and continuing snowfall travel is going to become difficult with some roads becoming impassable. With the combination of blowing snow and sub‐zero temperatures…

Merit Commission Meeting

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The  Kankakee County Sheriff’s Merit Commission will be holding a meeting Monday, Novemeber 4th, to discuss:

Extension of current promotional list
Emergency extension of current certified and lateral list
Election of officers

 
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Halloween Message

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In Kankakee County, there is approximately 207 registered sex offenders (over 130 of which register with the Sheriff’s Office), and we want you to know where they reside so that you avoid those houses when trick-or-treating. Please read the full press release or watch our video for more information.

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Cryptolocker Malware

There’s new malware out in the wild now and it’s one of the nastiest ever created. Cryptolocker is a form of ransomware: software that locks you out of something until you give it what it wants (usually money). It is currently being spread via an email attachment. What makes Cryptolocker so potent is its sound use of cryptographic techniques. Similar to the same technologies that keep us saf…

Stranger Danger Speech

Chief Swinford and Patrolman Powell gave a brief synopsis on the general workings of a police department and the dangers of dealing with people you do not know to area schoo…

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