75th Anniversary Details

Thank you to everyone that helped organize and put on the 75th Anniversary!! It was a great success and you can check out pictures and the featured video by clicking on the links below.






Timeline of History of the Association

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1. Professional Development and Training

Providing high-quality training on all the major issues that police departments have faced since the middle of the 20th century. The association was a major booster for the creation of the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois in the 1950s. It has established certification programs for chiefs and accreditation programs for departments to raise the professional standards of police executives and police departments.

2. Legislative Advocacy and Policy Making

Promoting legislation to support law enforcement and in advocating for public policies and programs that advance the cause of law enforcement and/or increase the safety of Illinois citizens. It was a major backer of mandatory seat belts, for example, in an era when that was no popular. Here is a list of winners of the association’s Public Official of the Year Award.

3. Leadership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police

Seven Illinois chiefs have been president of the international association, two have served as the general chair of State Association of Chiefs of Police, and many others have been active on committees, chairs of committees.

4. Special Olympics

The association has had a close relationship with the Special Olympics of Illinois since the 1980s and views law enforcement’s support of the Special Olympics – as volunteers and in fundraising -- as a signature achievement.

5. Traffic Safety advocacy, including the Traffic Safety Challenge

This has been a major initiative of the association and has generated a lot of activity and publicity at the local level, as well as generating a great turnout at the annual luncheon at the Expo.

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