Federal inquiry please!
Sheriff Tom Dart's budget has increased 124 million (inflation considered 41 million) since he took office in 2006. The Sheriff added 68 Shakman exempt positions while eliminating 602 full time predominately officer positions in the last decade. Records indicate the Sheriff has been incredibly reckless with budget decisions, resulting in 600+ less officers providing valuable resources and protection to the citizens of Cook County. Records also indicate that Sheriff has had more than sufficient funding to keep staffing at standard/safe levels but inexplicably chose not to do so!
2006 Sheriff Budget:: $388,872,980.00
2016 Sheriff Budget:: $513,351,967.00
Elimination of 602 Jobs..
Sheriff office 2006:: 7,306 full time positions.
Sheriff office 2016:: 6,704 full time positions.
Exempt Positions 2006:: 176 positions
Exempt Positions 2016:: 244 positions.
Lock him up!