Stickney, IL

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Stickney is a village in Cook County, Illinois with a population of approximately 5,000. In response to community complaints of increased prostitution activity in certain neighborhoods, the Stickney Police Department collaborated with officers from neighboring Cicero to crackdown on sex buyers in July 2000. The joint reverse sting operation lasted just over 2 days, and resulted in the arrest of 36 johns in Stickney. In their efforts, police sent several female officers undercover as decoys. As men attempted to solicit sex from the officers, they were apprehended by police. The offenders’ identities were not released to the public.  The Cook County Sheriff’s Department has investigated cases of sex trafficking throughout the county, including one occurring the Stickney/Cicero area.

Key Partners

  • Stickney Police Department


Key Sources

  • Reverse Stings:
    • “Cicero, Stickney Top 250 Arrests in Sting on Prostitution Customers”, Chicago Tribune, July 10 2000.
State Illinois
Type City
Population 5806
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