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Non-Urgent Services Suspended at Sheriff’s Office

Mar 20, 2020 02:07PM ● By Editor

From Cook County Law Enforcement - March 20, 2020

In a proactive measure to aid in slowing the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is temporarily suspending inmate visitations at the 72-hour-hold jail and other non-urgent activities including civilian fingerprinting, drug drop-off and found property drop-off until further notice. The jail does not currently have any inmates in custody. Other services which have changed are: Permit to Purchase Firearms will be an online service for the time being. Permits to Carry firearms can be received but an appointment must be made prior to submitting them, this service is only available 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Please use the phone number below and ask for Melissa or Will to plan for submission of these permits. 

Permits to purchase can be emailed to: [email protected]

If you can need to report anything to dispatch, please use the phone, 218-387-3030 or email, [email protected]. If a call can be handled by phone, the deputies have been instructed to use this option. 

“We have a responsibility to our fellow citizens to follow social distancing recommendations at this time,” said Sheriff Pat Eliasen. “These are among a number of precautionary protocol changes Sheriff’s Office is taking for the best interest of our staff, inmates and public. I applaud our dedicated front-line staff for continuing to provide professional public safety services in these uncertain and continually changing times. We will continue to evaluate any necessary measures and adjust protocols to ensure that we are here to serve our community.”

Additional updates will be released if any other changes in service are made. 


Contact:  Sheriff Pat Eliasen, 218-387-3030 or [email protected] 

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