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‘A giant step forward’: McHenry Police Department hires its first ever social services coordinator

The McHenry Police Department announced they have hired their first-ever social services coordinator, who will help people in crisis and victims of crime. He will eventually work alongside a comfort dog. McHenry Police Department Chief John Birk said on Wednesday that the department hired Jason Sterwerf. Some of Sterwerf’s responsibilities will include providing residents with […]

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Buffalo Grove Police Department welcomes therapy dog to work alongside department social worker

The Buffalo Grove Police Department announced they are adding a therapy dog to work alongside their department’s social worker. The Village of Buffalo Grove said in a social media post on Wednesday that they were welcoming Gus to the Buffalo Grove Police Department. Gus is a four-year-old white Labrador Retriever Standard Poodle mix. Gus will […]