Blog by James Mendrick

Blog by James Mendrick 2017-11-24T03:45:07+00:00

Media Center

By | February 17th, 2018|Categories: Current Issues|

I will create a media center within our Office. I believe the local media and the Sheriff's Office could have a symbiotic relationship where we can easily relate important facts and information to media outlets which would improve public safety operations and efficiencies. Crimes in progress, [...]

Fiscal Savings

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Current Issues|

It's the responsibility of any elected official to create fiscal savings to the taxpayers while simultaneously enhancing services. One area that this can be achieved is delivery of technology. Our current technology is administered through a site-based hardware server room. Expensive storage and upgrades are "daisy-chained" [...]

Cyber Security in Law Enforcement

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Current Issues|

Technology continues to evolve for many industries both in the public and private sector. However, the constant threat of cyber-attacks is on an unprecedented rise. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center Organization (link), to-date we have had over 791 reported data breaches estimated to reach [...]

Our Extended Family

By | January 6th, 2018|Categories: Current Issues|

Since the 1700s dogs have been “Man’s Best Friend”. The term was introduced by Frederick the Great of Prussia. As K-9 commander for many years, I have worked with our family of Law Enforcement canines while I oversaw the budget and training program. Just like your [...]

Never Forgotten

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Current Issues|

I plan to reach out to all of our retirees to let them know their years of service have not gone unnoticed. I will create an ambassador within the DuPage County Sheriffs Office that will liaison with past employees to check on them and determine if [...]

MAP Union Endorsement

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Current Issues|

As I've said before, a Sheriff can only be truly successful if they have the support of the Deputies. This is an Office that I would not seek nor want without them supporting me. The endorsement that I received tonight from Map Local 126 [...]

Mental Health and Public Safety

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Current Issues|

Mental illness and developmental disorders are a growing concern in our nation. How law enforcement and public safety entities react to this challenge is of paramount importance because of the effect it has on so many lives. The first step is having the ability to identify [...]