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Meet Robert Moore



In celebration of Black History Month, the Board of Commissioners is honoring Black Influential Leaders with congratulatory resolutions and a luncheon.


The 14th District is celebrating nominee Robert Moore, a lifelong law enforcement leader and community policing reformer. He is a nationally recognized Army Veteran, former U.S. Marshal, author, police executive and consultant, curator and independent historian, and family farmer.


Robert Moore partnered with the 14th District in his current role as the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee for the State of Illinois branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In 2019, he led the Cook County Board of Commissioners in the adoption of the Illinois NAACP and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police “Ten Shared Principles” for improved police-community relations by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Forest Preserves Police, which joined more than 190 departments that have signed-on across the state.


Below is an incomplete collection of additional accolades bestowed on Robert Moore throughout his impactful career.

 

- In 1976, as an Illinois State Trooper he led the then-newly formed Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) workforce inclusion increases of minorities and women by nearly 30%.

- In 1987, as a Police Major and Chief of Detectives of the Savannah, Georgia Police Department he wrote the acclaimed paper “Crime in the Black Community: A Generation at Risks,” which was adapted for city-wide use.

 

  • In 1994, he was named a US Marshall by then-President Bill Clinton and appointed Chair of the Marshal Service Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee.

  • In 1997, he led the effort honoring Ruby Bridges Hall with the honorary title of Deputy United States Marshal, reuniting her for the first time since the November 1960 escort into William Franz Elementary School under the protection of the Marshal Service.

  • In 2010, Moore self-published the historic book, “The President’s Men: Black United States Marshals in America.”

  • He has been honored with the Rotary Paul Harris Award, Rotary Leadership Award, FBI Directors Community Service Award, Marshal Service Distinguished Service Award, Marshal Service Small District Award, WSEC TV Board of Director Award for Community (10Rules), University of Illinois Alumni Humanitarian, and 2021 University of Illinois 50 Anniversary Achievement.

  • A native of Mississippi, he still manages a 40-acre family farm inherited since 1907.


Please join me in congratulating Robert Moore, and in celebrating his innumerable achievements.

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