DuPage County Sheriff Candidate James Mendrick Highlights His Significant Career Accomplishments
As Accreditation Manager for the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, I earned our first 100% compliance and the CALEA Flagship Award.
I earned a letter of appreciation for service for my work as a voting member of the Emergency Telephone Systems Board of DuPage County
I have earned Employee of the Month at the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for apprehension of a burglary suspect.
Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT)
I taught the autism training block to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for our agencies certification in Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT), which my opponent was one of my students.
My YouTube video published on November 15, 2015 details the entire CIT program that the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office would later adopt. View the video here.
James Mendrick’s Summary Highlights
Liberal Arts Associates Degree
Illinois State University
B.A. Criminal Justice
Voted most likely to become a Chief of Police
Basic Law Enforcement 400 hour Law Enforcement Officers Training Board
Spring 1996- receiving the Valedictorian award
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute
Staff and Command
January 21- May 17, 2002
Policing Executive Role in the 21st Century
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard Board
March 1996– Hired as Patrol Deputy
1998– Promoted to Field Training Officer
Responsible for Training, supervising and preparing new Deputies for safe and ethical duty
2001– Tested and promoted to the position of Sergeant
Served as Sergeant in both Patrol and the Detective Units
2003– Tested and Promoted to the position of Lieutenant
Responsible for an entire team of dayshift Deputies
Collateral duties include- Canine Commander, overseeing the Gang unit, Special Response Team, Problem Oriented Policing Unit
2004– Promoted to Major
Placed in charge of CALEA Accreditation- an International Organization certifying superior Law Enforcement Agencies
Acquired 100% compliance and was awarded the Flagship Award, the first 100% compliancy award given in DSO history.
2006–Promoted to Administrative Bureau Chief
Responsible for managing 555 employees, a 42 million dollar budget, and was responsible for dispersing the budget to the Law Enforcement Bureau, the Corrections Facility, the Courthouse, and all other Ancillary Departments of the Office.
Commanded the Courthouse, Crime Laboratory, Dispatch Center, Information Technology Department, Civil Division and Quarter Master.
Voting member on the Emergency Telephone Systems Board
Managed all contractual agreements for the Office at large
2011- current- Returned to Patrol Commander by request (stepped down for family reasons)
Responsible for duties of Lieutenant as previously explained
Continued to manage the global budget for three more years while on Patrol
– Emergency Management Institute in ICS- 00100.LE Introduction to the Incident Command Systems, ICS-100for Law Enforcement
– Emergency Management Institution in ICS-00200 for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
– DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in ICS-300, intermediate ICS
– Arrest, Search, and Seizure for Sergeants and Lieutenants by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– Fundamentals of Community Oriented Policing by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– Use of Force by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– John Reid Advanced Interview and Interrogations by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– Cultural Diversity and Awareness by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– Critical Incidence Response by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– Designer Drug Awareness by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– Mental Health and The Police Response by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc.
– Basic Background Investigation by North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc
– Hate and Bias Crime in the Small Town and Rural Training Series; Hate and Bias
-Crimes Training Program from the Department of the Treasury Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
– Legal Issues for Chiefs, Sheriff’s and Supervisors by Suburban Law Enforcement Academy
– Media and Law Enforcement Executives by the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy
– Introduction to Booby-Traps, Explosives and Hazardous Devices by the United States Police Canine Association, Inc.
– Certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board in Juvenile Specialist Skills
– Certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board in First Line Supervision
- DGTRO Committeemen in a LOOP from 2002-2010
- Elected Committeemen in precinct 126 2010-present
- Area Chair for DGTRO 2015- present
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