Cook County Board Finance Committee
Sheriff Budget presented by Sheriff Tom Dart
Proposed 2022 Budget: $619,404,166 2021 Budget: $593,629,147
Proposed 2022 FTEs: 5,826 2021 FTEs: 5,647
The Sheriff has the following departments: the Office of the Sheriff, Administration & Human Resources, Office of professional Review and Professional Integrity Special Investigations, Information Technology, Court Services Division (staffing the courts), Police Department (covering unincorporated areas, but also providing police services under intergovt. agreements to a number of different suburbs and Chicago), Community Corrections Department (responsible for Electronic Monitoring), Department of Corrections (staffing the jail and providing services during and after release from jail), and Sheriff’s Merit Board (responsible for vetting potential new hires and promotions and conducting disciplinary hearings). While overall there is a large increase in FTEs proposed (+179), there is a reduction in the Department of Corrections (-57).
Some key points from the meeting:
Observer: Priscilla Mims
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