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Sheriff

Local Address: Wheaton, Illinois, United States
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Associate of Science degree
    College of DuPage
  • Master's degree , criminal justice
    Lewis University
  • Bachelor's degree , law enforcement administration
    Western Illinois University
  • National Sheriff's Institute
  • Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command
  • Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute
198 Total References
Web References
DuPage County IL Sheriff Official Website - About the Sheriff
www.dupagesheriff.org, 19 Dec 2014 [cached]
John E. Zaruba
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Sheriff Zaruba is a lifelong resident of DuPage County. He has been a member of the DuPage County Sheriff's Office since 1974, was appointed Sheriff in April of 1997 and elected to the office in 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010 by the citizens of DuPage County. He has worked in all facets of the office, including corrections, court security, law enforcement, internal affairs, accreditation and planning and research.
Throughout the years Sheriff Zaruba has brought many innovative programs to the people of DuPage County including numerous countywide services and initiatives. As an advocate for crime victims, he implemented several victim assistance programs to protect victims of abuse and other violent crimes. He created the position of Neighborhood Liaison Officer to work directly with residents and address their needs. He also pioneered the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (S.W.A.P) and the national award winning Sheriff's Work Camp which reduces offender recidivism. Office of Professional Standards and Conduct, the SR-22 Unit; the Community Resource Unit; and a media relations office. He began the Guardian and Cell Link programs to help ensure the safety of seniors citizen, and developed the idea behind the First Step program to assist parents who fear their child may be abusing drugs. Sheriff Zaruba also started SPEAR (Sexual Predator Enforcement, Apprehension and Registration team) a multi-jurisdictional team that regularly checks on sexual offenders living in the county to make sure they are complying with the Illinois Sex Offenders Registration Act. The Sheriff also implemented VINE and Offendertrack for DuPage County and initiated them statewide.
Education
Sheriff Zaruba has a Master's degree in criminal justice from Lewis University, a Bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University and an Associate of Science degree from the College of DuPage. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute and the National Sheriff's Institute.
The Sheriff also serves as the custodian of the courthouse and warden of the corrections facility, and heads the only county Crime Lab in the State of Illinois.
Community and Law Enforcement Partnerships
Sheriff Zaruba was awarded the Liberty Bell Award by the DuPage County Bar Association and was named "Illinois Law Enforcement Chief of the Year" in 1998 by the Illinois State Crime Commission.
In addition to his professional work, Sheriff Zaruba is actively involved in the leadership of several community organizations:
DuPage County, IL Sheriff 2014 PressReleases Press Releases
www.dupagesheriff.org, 11 Dec 2014 [cached]
John E. Zaruba
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of a Villa Park woman on felony drug charges. Posted Date: 12/11/2014
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week - Malone
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Bellwood for Identity Theft.
Posted Date: 12/08/2014
Sheriff Charges Chicago Man with Super Class X Felony
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of a known gang member on felony drug charges.
Posted Date: 12/04/2014
Sheriff Arrests Couple for Burglary and Retail Theft
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of a Wheaton man and a Glen Ellyn woman after they burglarized and committed retail thefts at Walmart stores in DuPage County.
Posted Date: 12/03/2014
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Hart
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Wheaton on a no bond warrant for Burglary.
Posted Date: 11/24/2014
Holiday Home Checklist Sheriff Zaruba encourages residents who will be traveling this Holiday Season to use this checklist to keep your home secure while you're away. Posted Date: 11/20/2014
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week Solis-Jimenez
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Bensenville for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Cannabis.
Posted Date: 11/17/2014
APPREHENDED ~ Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week - Wilken
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Westmont for Robbery.
Posted Date: 11/12/2014
APPREHENDED ~ Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week Black
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Oswego on Aggravated Battery charges.
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With that in mind, Sheriff John Zaruba has a Halloween Safety tips to help make Halloween fun and safe for all residents in DuPage County.
Posted Date: 10/27/2014
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week Ward-Johnson
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Hanover Park for Theft with Intent.
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Streamwood for Theft and Fraud.
Posted Date: 10/20/2014
"Display Red" be "Too Smart Too Start" says Sheriff Zaruba
Sheriff Zaruba asks the citizens of DuPage County to join together with the DuPage County Sheriff's Office and communities across the nation to raise awareness about drugs and to show support for healthy, drug-free lifestyles as we celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, October 20-26, 2014.
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DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba was presented today with a commendation for his active service and participation in the DuPage Narcan Program (DNP) during a press conference organized by the DuPage County Police Chiefs Association.
Posted Date: 10/17/2014
APPREHENDED - Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Velasco
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Glendale Heights on 3 Felony charges.
Posted Date: 10/14/2014
Five Arrested for Strong Arm Robbery
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of 5 suspects last night for strong arm robbery in unincorporated Wheaton.
Posted Date: 10/09/2014
School Zone Enforcement - Residents Show Compliance
Sheriff John Zaruba's month long school safety campaign, "Zero Tolerance in School Zones," was completed on September 23rd with deputies issuing 34 citations, mostly to motorists speeding in school zones.
Posted Date: 10/07/2014
APPREHENDED ~ Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Kugach
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Lombard for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Syringe/Needle.
Posted Date: 10/06/2014
Sheriff's Program Provding a Way to Clean Up Offenders Act
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba created S.W.A.P (Sheriff's Work Alternative Program) back in 1994 as an alternative to incarceration for first time offenders who have the potential to avoid recidivism.
Posted Date: 10/02/2014
Sheriff Charges Glen Ellyn Man with Felony Sex Crimes
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the arrest and charges of a Glen Ellyn man by the DuPage County Sheriff's Office Detective Division.
Posted Date: 10/01/2014
Another Sucessful Safety Saturday This past Saturday Sheriff John Zaruba and the DuPage County Sheriff's Office held their annual "Safety Saturday" fairat the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. Posted Date: 09/30/2014
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week-Romero
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Bellwood for Calculated Criminal Drug Conspiracy.
Posted Date: 09/29/2014
2014 Safety Saturday
Sheriff John Zaruba and the DuPage County Sheriff's Office will host their annual "Safety Saturday" fair on Saturday, September 27, 2014from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the DuPage County Fairgrounds on Manchester Road, just east of County Farm Rd., in Wheaton. he event will be held rain or shine.
Posted Date: 09/23/2014
Sheriff Zaruba Uses Real Time "APP"roach to Deliver Information
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the release of a new smartphone app which will allow the residents to keep informed of real time activities of the DuPage County Sheriff's Office at the push of an app, for those who are on-the-go or those that want to be in-the-know.
Posted Date: 09/22/2014
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Andersen
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Wisconsin as a Fugitive from Justice.
Posted Date: 09/22/2014
Sheriff's Says Don't Be Caught Dead Sitting on the Tracks DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14th to September 20th in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. Posted Date: 09/15/2014
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week - Vaughn
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Chicago for being a Registered Child Sex Offender - having contact with a daycare.
Posted Date: 09/15/2014
Clean Up on Aisle 2 for Local 7-11
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the arrest of a Lombard man who drove through a local 7-11 store.
Posted Date: 09/14/2014
Sheriff Arrests Lombard Man for Residential Burglary
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of a Lombard man after he burglarized a residence in unincorporated Lombard last night.
Posted Date: 09/08/2014
APPREHENDED - Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week - Schwartz
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Westmont for 2 counts of Retail Theft, Driving while License Revoked and Possession of a Syringe/Needle.
Posted Date: 09/08/2014
Sheriff Charges Carol Stream Woman for Hit & Run
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the arrest of a Carol Stream woman after leaving the scene of a hit and run after she hit a pedestrian in unincorporated West Chicago late last night.
Posted Date: 09/04/2014
APPREHENDED - Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Brooks Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Chicago who is a Fugitive from Justice. Posted Date: 09/02/2014
Sheriff Charges Two Naperville Men for Selling MDMA
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of two Naperville men for selling MDMA and Cocaine.
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Sheriff John E. Zaruba announced today the arrest of a Lisle man who was charged with Aggravated Battery and Resisting an Officer. Posted Date: 08/28/2014
Sheriff Charges Darien Woman with Delivery of Heroin
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the arrest of a Darien woman for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to deliver.
Posted Date: 08/27/2014
Sheriff Zaruba awarded Community Leadership Award
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba will be a recipient of the 2014 Community Leadership Award by Stop Overdose Illinois. The awa
Association Board
www.ilsheriff.org, 14 May 2014 [cached]
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba 2012 President
John Zaruba, Sheriff, ...
iweb.sheriffs.org, 26 Nov 2013 [cached]
John Zaruba, Sheriff, DuPage County, Illinois Sheriff Zaruba began his career at the Sheriff's Office in 1974 working in virtually every area of the office, including law enforcement, corrections, court security, planning and research, internal affairs and accreditation. He served as Undersheriff from 1989 until April of 1997 when he was appointed as DuPage County Sheriff. He was elected as Sheriff in November 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Sheriff Zaruba has brought many innovative programs to DuPage County. As an advocate for crime victims, he has focused on combating domestic violence by implementing programs to protect the victims of this and other violent crimes. His commitment to problem solving policing is demonstrated by his organization of a special unit focused on developing long-term relationships with county residents. He has provided new services such as the Guardian, Cell Link, and First Step Programs to address the needs of senior citizens, families and youth. Sheriff Zaruba's partnerships with municipal police departments have resulted in several county-wide initiatives to fight gang crime and illegal drugs, and his implementation of cost saving programs in the jail have saved taxpayers millions of dollars. Sheriff Zaruba is also a leader in Homeland Security serving as the co-chairman of Region 4 of the Illinois Alarm Systems Board (ILEAS), is the past President of the National Sheriff's Association and is the current president of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association.
Sheriff John Zaruba ...
www.ilsheriff.org, 30 Aug 2011 [cached]
Sheriff John Zaruba
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