Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP)

ILEAP Coordinator:
Lt. Jeff Hamer
jhamer@macombpolice.com
309.333.0684

For general information about ILEAP or learning how to get started, please contact Lt. Hamer.

ILEAP DOCUMENTS

 

SUMMARY SHEET 

Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Council (two year terms)

  • Two incumbent Illinois police chiefs appointed by ILACP;
  • A member of the Campus Law Enforcement Executive Committee appointed by ILACP;
  • Director of the Center for Public Safety and Justice, or designate;
  • Director of the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships, or designate;
  • Director of the Illinois Municipal League, or designate;
  • Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, or designate;
  • Director of the Intergovernmental Risk Management Association;
  • Director of the Illinois County and City Managers Association.

The Standards

The standards are divided into four general subject areas: Administration, Operations, Personnel, and Training.  All are mandatory except for those that are “not applicable” by function. The two tiers are not based on size, but on how comprehensive the accreditation.

  • Tier One has 67 standards;
  • Tier Two has 180 standards.

Direct Costs

The application fee for Tier One is $500 and Tier Two is $1000. Agency on-site assessment expenses will be for lodging and food for the assessors.  There are no travel fees, per diems or assessor stipends. Attendance at the Council Review will be in-state, usually at the ILACP Conference or the Expo; and the award ceremony will be at a site chosen by the agency.

On-Site Assessment

The on-site consists of two days of file review, interviews, and ride alongs. The assessors arrive the night before to meet and plan, and then they proceed to the PD around 8:00 a.m. the next day. There is a two hour phone-in session, but no public hearing.  The exit interview is between noon and 4:00 p.m. on day two.  The on-site can be accomplished in two days because most of the files will be reviewed off-site prior to the assessors’ arrival and travel time is limited.

Council Review

The lead assessor submits an Assessment Report to the ILEAP Committee Chairman who reviews and distributes the report to the Council for its review and action at the Council’s next scheduled meeting. If granted, accreditation is valid for four (4) years.   The candidate CEO and Accreditation Manager are encouraged to attend, but it is not mandatory.

Award Ceremony

A member of the ILACP Board of Officers will present the plaque honoring a department for achieving accreditation, and this will take place at a local ceremony (City Council meeting, Village Board meeting, Department meeting, etc.)

 

ILEAP COUNCIL

The Council shall develop and provide for rules and regulations establishing an accreditation process that encourages and provides law enforcement agencies with a voluntary opportunity to demonstrate that they meet the model standards adopted by the Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council. The Council shall appropriately recognize law enforcement agencies as accredited that have applied and meet the standards, criteria and regulations developed and established by the Council.

The Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council shall be a standards creating body composed of the following:

(i)   Two incumbent police chiefs of the state appointed by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

(ii)  A member of the Campus Law Enforcement Executives Committee of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

(iii)  The Director of the Regional Institute for Community Policing or designate

(iv)  The Director of the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships or designate

(v)   The Director of the Illinois Municipal League or designate

(vi)  The Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority or designate 

(vii) The Director of the Illinois City Managers Association or designate (addendum June 2011)

(viii)  The Director of the Illinois Risk Management Association or designate (addendum June 2011)

Appointment to the Illinois Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council shall be for a term of two years.

The Council shall meet a minimum of twice each year and may also meet as needed.
 

ILEAP COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Chief Brian Fengel - CHAIRMAN, Bartonville P.D.
Anne Masters - Illinois Municipal League
Laura Kunard - Public Safety and Justice
Robert Boehmer - Institute for Public Safety Partnerships
John Chojnacki - Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Mark Franz - Illinois County and City Managers Association
Patrick Solar - Campus Law Enforcement
Dan LeTourneau - Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

ILEAP COMMITTEE

This is the working committee for the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Deputy Chief Retired, Holly Nearing, Chair - Champaign P.D.
Chief Frank Kaminski, Assistant Chair - Park Ridge P.D.
Chief Retired, Don Thomas, Sycamore P.D.
Chief Retired, Pat Solar, Genoa P.D.
Chief Retired, George Carpenter, Wilmette P.D.
Deputy Chief Retired, Paul Rizzo, Schaumburg P.D.
Chief Jody O'Guinn, Carbondale P.D.
Detective Sergeant John Lawson, Roselle P.D.
Lt. Joe Mitchell, Orland Park, P.D.