Who Is Mark Curran?

Definitely A Positive Change



Serving the people of Illinois
  • Under budget 12 consecutive years
  • Implemented the Community Safety Team
  • Created the Veteran’s Ambassadors Program to care for Lake County Veterans who are in need of help
  • Formed the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force
  • Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force
  • The first sheriff nationwide to spend a week in his own jail (2008)
  • Prosecuted street gangs
  • Held seminars on combating gang violence
  • Served as editor of the statewide law enforcement-focused newsletter

Past and Present Community Involvement

Bibles, Badges,
and Business

St. Joseph’s
Knights of Columbus

Lake County
Chiefs of Police

Illinois Sheriff’s

Sheriff’s Association

Major County
Sheriff’s Association

Archdiocese of Chicago Committee on Immigration
Libertyville baseball, basketball, and soccer coach

Education and Training

  • A., Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL)
  • D., IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Career Prosecutor Academy (Houston, TX)
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Police Academy (DuPage County, IL)
  • Senior Management Institute for Police
  • National Sheriff’s Association First Time Sheriff’s Conference
  • Senior Management Institute for Police (Boston University)
  • Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (Quantico, VA)
Happily married to his wife Irene and proud father of three boys. Roman Catholic. Pro-Liberty. Pro-Life.