Eleven Officers Test Positive for COVID-19

Eleven detectives assigned to the evening shift of the Crimes Against Persons’ Robbery and Assault Units have tested positive for COVID-19. These detectives received their positive test results between June 19 through June 23, 2020. In addition, twenty employees assigned to CAPERS have been placed in quarantine awaiting test results or for precautionary reasons. These detectives were working out of police headquarters and the Park Forest Branch Library located at 3421 Forest Lane. They removed themselves from their respective workplace when they started exhibiting symptoms or made aware of possible exposure.

That brings the total number of officers who have tested positive since the outbreak to 50 and 10 for civilians. (See the breakdown below.)      

50 Positive for COVID19

       o 40      Sworn Officers  

        o 10      Civilians

20/50 Returned to Work

0/2      Hospitalized (2 in the past and 0 currently)

204     Quarantine ended/cancelled – able to return to work

48       Currently quarantined/self-monitoring

The officers are under quarantine for the next 14 days. DPD’s medical team has assessed and advised if quarantine of other employees was necessary. The specific areas where the individuals worked have been or will be sprayed, cleaned and sanitized by professional contractors.

Please keep all of our employees who are stricken with this virus in your thoughts and prayers for a full recovery