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File #: 21-0790    Version: 1 Name: Special recognition commending the Lake County Auxiliary Deputy Unit for their dedicated and valuable service to the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the residents of Lake County.
Type: Special Recognition Status: Completed
File created: 5/3/2021 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2021
Title: Special recognition commending the Lake County Auxiliary Deputy Unit for their dedicated and valuable service to the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the residents of Lake County.

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Special recognition commending the Lake County Auxiliary Deputy Unit for their dedicated and valuable service to the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the residents of Lake County.

 

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION

 

WHEREAS, in the late 1970’s, concerned citizens organized to patrol neighborhoods and notify the Sheriff’s Office of suspicious activity; and

 

WHEREAS, soon after, the citizens issued a plea to the Lake County Sheriff to merge as one group and to be deputized; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1978, 16 members were sworn in as the first Reserve Deputies of Lake County; and

 

WHEREAS, today, the Auxiliary Deputy Unit today consists of up to 50 dedicated members who perform a valuable service to the Lake County Community by volunteering their time to augment the Sheriff’s Office during natural and man-made emergencies, traffic and crowd control, searches for missing persons, crime scene evidence search, and provide assistance to local municipal police department and charitable organization functions; and

 

WHEREAS, Auxiliary Deputy recruits initially receive approximately 145 hours of training over a five to six-month period with refresher training on a yearly basis in various areas; and

 

WHEREAS, men and women volunteer as Auxiliary Deputies out of a sense of community responsibility and, last year, Auxiliary Deputies worked 5,253 hours, which would equate to approximately $150,000.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RECOGNIZED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, the County Board does recognize the efforts and contributions of the Lake County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Deputy Unit; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RECOGNIZED, that the Lake County Board does hereby commend the Lake County Auxiliary Deputy Unit for their dedicated and valuable service to the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the residents of Lake County.

 

DATED, at WAUKEGAN, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, on May 11, 2021.