Cook County Sheriff, CPD to team up on patrols in violent neighborhoods

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart are employing a new technique to help curb violence in Chicago.

Johnson and Dart took part in a "candid conversation" organized by the City Club of Chicago Tuesday morning.

Johnson and Dart revealed a new patrol effort where Cook County deputies will ride along with CPD officers in targeted violent neighborhoods.

"We are going to put a Cook County sheriff's officer in a squad car with a Chicago police officer so that both entities can come together and help us tackle this crime because there are some things Cook County brings to the table that we just don't have, and vice versa," Johnson said. "Like domestic issues they can arrest people for that we generally don't."

There is no target date set for the combined patrols.
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