Patrick Dempsey of Itasca, a retired police officer who is director of the Jeanine Nicarico Children’s Advocacy Center in Wheaton, received a 2014 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association July 24. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin nominated Dempsey for the award.
The Illinois State Bar Association’s Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the entire criminal justice system. It is given to recognize those who truly excel in the field of law enforcement. In addition to Dempsey, four other law enforcement officers from judicial districts throughout Illinois were honored.