Welcome! I'm Ron Hain, Sheriff - Elect with the Kane County Sheriff's Office. I have served with Kane County Sheriff's Office since 2003 in a variety of roles, including SWAT Team Assistant Team Leader, Narcotic K-9 Handler, Drug Enforcement Investigator, and Police Supervisor. I was honored to twice be named Deputy of the Year. Having a total of 24 years of public safety experience in Chicagoland, along with a homegrown dedication to Kane County, provides me with a strong foundation and passion to be your Sheriff.
Below you will find my priorities listed out during my campaign for Sheriff heading into the 2018 election. This will be our benchmark for accomplishments through my first term.
The Kane County Jail and the Corrections Officials that proudly serve within are part of the largest section of tax-appropriated budget in Kane County. The new mission of the Corrections Division under Ron Hain will be to truly break our local criminal cycle.
The Sheriff's Office offers an 80-plus sworn personnel Public Safety Department to serve the people of Kane County with a warrants, civil, and criminal investigation divisions, evidence processing and holding, school resource officers and unincorporated area patrol.
3-term Republican Sheriff Ken Ramsey announced his full endorsement of Ron Hain for Kane Sheriff. Sheriff (Ret.) Ramsey stated, "I have always been proud of the professionalism shown by Ron and I wholeheartedly endorse his bid to be the next Sheriff of Kane County."
2-term Democratic Sheriff Pat Perez announced his endorsement of Ron Hain for Kane Sheriff. Sheriff (Ret.) Pat Perez stated," The citizens of Kane County deserve better leadership for their Sheriff’s Office. Ron Hain will provide that leadership. Past actions are an indication of future actions, and Ron has shown a high level of leadership throughout his career."
"The Illinois Nurses Association (INA) represents over 3500 professional nurses across the state of Illinois. Your support of issues affecting professional nurses in Illinois earned you our endorsement."
- Alice Johnson
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The Kane County Jail and the Corrections Officials that proudly serve within are part of the largest section of tax-appropriated budget in Kane County. The new mission of the Corrections Division under Ron Hain would be to break the criminal cycle in Kane County.
We're proud to announce that our Break-the-Cycle Skills to Jobs program is operating in full force and successfully connecting people with prior criminal records to career employment opportunities. This same program will become part of the Corrections Division under Ron's administration and will serve to dramatically reduce the incarceration rate and improve the lives of all citizens.
Diversion Programs with Ron Hain as Sheriff:
The Public Safety Department is commonly the face and front line of Sheriff's operations. Under Ron Hain, Sheriff's Office Public Safety Deputies would be assigned according to their individual drives and skill sets to best and most-passionately serve their community.
The Patrol Division would be decentralized from the current design that has existed for decades. The new format, functioning from a North and South Patrol Division, would feature specialized deputies assigned to townships based on crime and traffic statistics. This model would dramatically reduce response times, enhance community relations, and provide a truly responsive approach to the safety and needs of our citizens.
While studies show that 80-90% of our criminal culture is under the influence of a narcotic when committing a crime (source: ADAM study), deferral rehabilitation programs for first time and non-violent offenders will be essential for truly breaking criminal cycles in our community. By re-implementing and supporting proven programs initiated by Ron in 2011 at the Sheriff's Office, a zero tolerance approach to major criminal activity will, once again, be the stance of the
Tackling the tough topic of police mental health.
Doing all we can to protect our children.
Combating Child Sexual Exploitation
Opioid Rehabilitation Diversion Program
Summertime Gun Safety
Enhancing Police-Community Relations