We hope this new website gives your membership more value

We launched this website the week of November 27, 2017. We trust the new look will seem cleaner and easier to navigate.

Browse the menu items. The "Newsroom" is new, and the "Members Only" section is greatly enhanced. Most important, this website is mobile friendly. You'll be able to read everything on every smartphone and tablet. Even better, you'll be able to register for events and respond to surveys on your mobile device.

Time to renew your membership

We have delayed sending your member renewals for 2018 until this website was launched, because the website is integrated into a new system that includes our database and integrates into our financial software. Most important is that we want all of this to make your membership more valuable -- to make it easier for you to find information you want and interact with your association and colleagues in law enforcement.

So your membership renewal notices, which usually get to you in October, are getting to you after Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for your loyalty and thanks in advance for renewing in 2018.

Renew here

ILACP President Kruger named
Law Enforcement Official of the Year

James R. Kruger, Jr., has been named Law Enforcement Official of the Year by the Illinois Security Professionals Association. Kruger, chief of police in Oak Brook and president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, was honored during ISPA’s Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in Chicago.

Kruger was nominated for this award by his fellow chiefs on the association’s Board of Officers, which Kruger has led since April 2017.

“Kruger is chief of police in a community with a substantial corporate and retail presence,” the nomination document said. “Oak Brook has to prepare for large-scale protests every May, when citizens exercise their First Amendment rights on the McDonald’s Corporation property. … This occurs every May during the annual shareholders’ meeting.”

The Oak Brook Police Department must prepare for months for thousands of protesters, work closely with McDonald’s to keep all protesters and other citizens safe and to protect private property, and collaborate with 100 agencies and more than 300 officers on site during the event.

“The best news about these protests is that they do not turn violent, and some years, there are no arrests,” the nominators said.

In addition to working so well with corporate leaders, Kruger also has the second largest mall in Illinois in his village, the Oakbrook Center, a GGP Property. That requires a substantial deployment of officers, investigations, and planning for traffic safety at all times.

Kruger also leads the Illinois Chiefs by being active on the ILACP Public-Private Liaison Committee. “This is important in an era when local police and sophisticated private security personnel must work together very closely to prevent and investigate crimes,” said Ed Wojcicki, ILACP Executive Director.

Kruger holds a B.A. in Management and Leadership from Judson University, Elgin, and an M.A. from National-Louis University, Chicago. 

Besides Chief Kruger’s police duties, he was the founding Director of the Criminal Justice Management program at Judson University as well as an Adjunct Professor in both the Criminal Justice Program and Management and Leadership program at Judson and Elgin Community College.  Chief Kruger and his wife Karen reside in Sleepy Hollow where he also serves as Chairman of the Village Zoning Board. They have two children and four grandchildren.


Ed's 3 Things. 12.15.2017

  1. The December 2017 issue of Command magazine went into the mail this week. Did you know that we archive current past issues in the Members Only section of our website.Click here.

  2. We will have a new intern in the spring of 2018: Regina Bolin from the University of Illinois Springfield. She's a senior and recently received the prestigious Lincoln Laureate Award. She will help us with website content and the 2018 Annual Conference.

  3. Many Illinois police departments are doing a Shop With the Cop or similar program this holiday season. We are promoting as many as possible on our Facebook page

--   Executive Director Ed Wojcicki
Updated Dec 15, 2017