David Gomez | Deputy Director Northern District
David Gomez was named deputy director of the Northern District for the Illinois Department of Corrections on February 1, 2012. In that position, he oversees the operations of the Northern Reception and Classification Center and Northern District correctional centers and adult transition centers.
Prior to joining IDOC, Gomez served with Cook County Department of Corrections for 20 years. He joined Cook County DOC in 1991 as an officer and advanced through the ranks to sergeant in 1997 and lieutenant in 2000. Gomez was promoted to the position of captain in 2002 and served as watch commander of divisional operations and unit commander of Support Services. In 2010, he was named superintendent, overseeing the areas of Operations and Compliance and Support Services for Cook County DOC. He served in that capacity until his most recent position at IDOC.
Gomez completed courses in corrections from Harold Washington City College of Chicago. He also has completed specialized training that includes Special Operations Response Team Training with the Federal Bureau of Prisons; Management Development with the U.S. Department of Justice; High Risk Movement/Protection with the U.S. Secret Service; Interviews and Interrogation; and Gang Identification and Activities.