Mark Curran in Uniform

Mark C. Curran Jr.

Pro-Life. Pro-Liberty. Proven Leader.

Serving the people of Illinois

  • Lake County Sheriff — 2006 to 2018
    • 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)
  • Attorney General’s Gang Crime Bureau Chief
    • Prosecuted street gangs
    • Held seminars on combating gang violence
    • Served as editor of the statewide law enforcement-focused newsletter
  • Senior Prosecutor, Lake County State’s Attorney
  • Special Assistant, United States Attorney

Past and Present Community Involvement

  • Bibles, Badges, and Business
  • St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus
  • Lake County Chiefs of Police
  • Illinois Sheriff’s Association
  • National 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.