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Sheriff

Email: j***@***.org
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
196 Total References
Web References
DuPage County IL Sheriff Official Website - About the Sheriff
www.dupagesheriff.org, 4 Oct 2015 [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, 2010, and 2014 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 2015 PressReleases Press Releases
www.dupagesheriff.org, 28 Sept 2015 [cached]
John E. Zaruba
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Westmont for Possession of Lost or Mislaid Credit or Debit Card, Receipt of Goods or Services - Exceeds $150 and Identity Theft - Exceeding $300 but Not Exceeding $2,000.
Posted Date: 09/28/2015
2015 Safety Saturday
Sheriff John Zaruba and the DuPage County Sheriff's Office will host their annual "Safety Saturday" fair on Saturday, September 26, 2015from 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: 09/23/2015
Sheriff Gets Justice for Murder Victim after 30 Years
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of a Champaign man for the 1985 Kristina Wesselman Murder.
Posted Date: 09/20/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Holloway
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Bellwood for Manufacture/Deliver of a Controlled Substance.
Posted Date: 09/14/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Seaton
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Palatine for Burglary.
Posted Date: 08/24/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Price
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Aurora for Theft.
Posted Date: 08/17/2015
Sheriff Calls for Zero Tolerance as Children Go Back to School
It's "back to school" time in DuPage County which means it's time once again for Sheriff John Zaruba's annual "Back to School Safety Strategy.
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Tonight members of Sheriff John Zaruba's Office will celebrate 32nd Annual National Night Out.
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Addison for Identity Theft and Retail Theft.
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Melrose Park on a no bond warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Posted Date: 07/13/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Adegoke
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Lombard on multiple felony charges.
Posted Date: 07/06/2015
Sheriff Reminds Residents to "Keep it Safe"
Sheriff John E. Zaruba is reminding DuPage County residents of not only the dangers of illegal fireworks but also the dangers of legal novelty fireworks.
Posted Date: 07/02/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Rosas-Gonzalez
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Cicero for Escape, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass to Vehicles and Resisting/Obstructing.
Posted Date: 06/29/2015
Roselle Woman Charged with Hate Crime
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of a Roselle woman who was charged with Hate Crime and Aggravated Assault.
Posted Date: 06/23/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Pena
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Woodridge on a no bond warrant for Manufacture/Deliver of a Controlled Substance.
Posted Date: 06/22/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Hippe
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Chicago for Retail Theft-Possess Displayed Merchandise exceeding $300.00.
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced today that the DuPage County Sheriff's Office saved a life of a resident that was overdosing on Heroin last night.
Posted Date: 05/15/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Kribs
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Naperville on two no bond warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Posted Date: 05/11/2015
UPDATE ~ Incident at Indian Knoll School
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today that warrants have been obtained for 6 teens responsible for the incident that occurred at Indian Knoll School in unincorporated West Chicago on Friday, May 1st.
Posted Date: 05/08/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Meadows
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Westmont for Theft with Intent over $500
Posted Date: 05/04/2015
Sheriff Arrests Chicago Man for Domestic Battery
Sheriff John Zaruba arrested a male suspect for domestic battery against his girlfriend in Wheaton this morning.
Posted Date: 04/27/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Rodriguez-Ornelas
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Warrenville for Trespass to Residence and Battery.
Posted Date: 04/27/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Dunn
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Chicago for Burglary.
Posted Date: 04/13/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Simons
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Willowbrook for Theft over $100,000 and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
Posted Date: 04/06/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Dear
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Aurora for Aggravated Robbery.
Posted Date: 03/30/2015
Sheriff Arrests Downers Grove Man for Robbery
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of a Downers Grove man this past weekend for robbing the Domino's Pizza in unincorporated Downers Grove.
Posted Date: 03/30/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ N. Martinez
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Villa Park on a no bond warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of West Chicago for Possession of Controlled Substance - Heroin.
Posted Date: 03/09/2015
Westmont Man Charged with 4 Felonies by Sheriff's SPEED Unit
Sheriff John E. Zaruba announced today the arrest and charges of a Westmont man by members of the Office's S.P.E.E.D. Unit (Sexual Predator Electronic Exploitation Division).
Posted Date: 03/09/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week - McCarthy
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Glen Ellyn for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance & Obstructing Justice.  
Posted Date: 02/23/2015
2015 Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship
Sheriff John E. Zaruba, along with the Illinois Sheriff's Association, announced today that scholarships will be awarded to one DuPage County residents who wish to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic school year.
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Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Glendale Heights on a no bond warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Posted Date: 02/02/2015
Wheaton Man is Charged with 4 Felonies
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the arrest and charges of a Wheaton man by members of the Office's S.P.E.E.D. Unit ( Sexual Predator Electronic Exploitation Division).
Posted Date: 01/28/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week - Vella
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Aurora for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Posted Date: 01/26/2015
Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday" Pick of the Week ~ Valdez
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Clarendon Hills for Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Posted Date: 01/12/2015
Two Men Charged with Felony Drug Charges
Sheriff John Zaruba announced the arrest of two men yesterday on felony drug charges.
Posted Date: 01/06/2015
APPREHENDED - Sheriff Zaruba's Manhunt Monday Pick of the Week - Calhoun
Sheriff John Zaruba announced today's "Manhunt Monday" pick of the week is wanted out of Carol Stream for Aggravated Battery against a Judge, EMT or a Utility Worker.
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.
DuPage County Sheriff ...
www.suburbanchicagonews.com, 13 July 2007 [cached]
DuPage County Sheriff John E. Zaruba was installed as vice president of the National Sheriffs' Association during that group's annual convention last month in Salt Lake City.
Zaruba will sit on the association's 13-member executive committee, representing sheriffs throughout the U.S., according to a statement from his office.He also will assist in guiding the association's membership in development of legislation and national policy encompassing all facets of law enforcement, corrections and court security.
Governing Board | Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System
www.ileas.org, 8 July 2011 [cached]
John Zaruba - Sheriff DuPage County Sheriff's Office
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