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1. City of Chicago Department Of Police Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $1 billion
Number of positions: 14k

Data year: 2017
2. Illinois Department Of State Police Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $249 million
Number of positions: 3k

Data year: 2017
3. Cook County Police Department Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $54 million
Number of positions: 608

Data year: 2017
4. DuPage County Sheriff Office Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $43 million
Number of positions: 572

Data year: 2017
5. Will County Sheriff Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $42 million
Number of positions: 629

Data year: 2017
6. City Colleges of Chicago Security Services Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $10 million
Number of positions: 610

Data year: 2017

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