This week in south suburban Robbins, the police chief is expected to be gone, and a police captain was fired: accused of claiming he once carried LAPD Badge Number 714, which is a fictional badge from the 1950s TV show “Dragnet.”
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart met with two trustees from the village of Robbins Wednesday, but deferred any decision on taking command of the suburb’s police department.
Dart announced the plan after Robbins police and village officials failed to remove a police administrator whose policing credentials have been challenged by a state regulatory agency.
In 2008, Sheriff Tom Dart took over patrols in south suburban Ford Heights after that village disbanded its police department because of budget woes. The sheriff’s office also has a regular police presence in south suburban Dolton.
A 27-year-old south suburban man died Tuesday while in law enforcement custody at the Harvey police station.
A brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.
The western suburb of Winfield is considering an unusual step to save money.
Between 50 and 60 Chicago Fire Department personnel will be moving from their offices at a high rise on the IIT campus in Bronzeville to the Chicago Police Headquarters down the street.
The city council in west suburban Naperville voted 7-2 to reduce the authorized number of sworn personnel in the police department.