The Maine Township Board recognized the 100th year anniversary of the Cook County Sheriff’s Department at the July meeting of the board on Tuesday night.

“Throughout its existence, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department has exemplified service the safety and security of residents of Maine Township as well as to the development and modernization of law enforcement in Cook County over the past 100 years,” Supervisor Karen Dimond stated. “We are honored to present this resolution from Maine Township celebrating these achievements and acts of service,” Dimond said.

Supervisor Karen Dimond presents Cmdr. Patrick Murray, Timothy O’Donnell and Penny Mateck-Greene from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with a resolution commemorating the department’s 100-year anniversary

The history of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department can be traced back to May of 1831 with the inauguration of Sheriff James Kinzie, the first Sheriff of Cook County. The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department is the third largest police department in the State of Illinois and serves approximately 109,000 people who live in unincorporated communities within Cook County including Maine Township which represents one of the largest such areas.