Rising Shields of Law Enforcement

Do you work with  a talented professional under the age of 45 in the law enforcement field who you consider to be a leader?  If so, he or she may be the among those selected as ILACP Rising Shields of Law Enforcementsm honorees.

Just as up-and-comers in the business world are often profiled by the media, ILACP is looking for rising professionals under the age of 45 within the state of Illinois who have strong personal beliefs about the value of law enforcement. Eligible nominees must be under the rank of Deputy Chief or Lieutenant, and may include sworn officers, attorneys, researchers, public safety experts, security personnel and others in the law enforcement field. A judging panel will select eight of these exceptional leaders for top honors in the eight nominating categories.

Chiefs and other law enforcement executives may nominate those they believe deserve this special recognition. Qualifications, award categories, nomination forms and the recognition packages that honorees will receive are now available on the ILACP website (ilchiefs.org). The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2018. The Rising Shields honorees will be recognized in the COMMAND magazine. Announcement of winners will be March 15, 2018.

Our goals are to encourage rising leaders to continue to grow in the profession, and through them better understand, anticipate and meet the needs of law enforcement's next generation.  Through promotion of the award program and publicity for the honorees, we will also help our communities better understand the significant role that all members of the law enforcement field play in not only responding to their needs, but in prevention that keeps them safe.

In addition to recognition for one of your colleagues, the award will generate positive publicity for your organization, and align your staff with some of the most progressive law enforcement individuals in the state.

Please consider nominating one or more of your colleagues for this exciting new award. Details including a nomination form are available on this website. Thank you for helping us to identify the Rising Shields of Law Enforcement in Illinois.

Sincerely,
Ed Wojcicki
Executive Director, ILACP