Ed Wojcicki

Ed Wojcicki has been Executive Director since November 2014. His focus has been on professional development, legislative advocacy, raising the association's visibility and promoting law enforcement's goal to make communities safe -- and safer.

Prior to joining the association, he was chief of staff to the chancellor at the University of Illinois at Springfield and publisher of Illinois Issues magazine. He also worked at newspapers in Galesburg, Monmouth, and Springfield, Illinois.

Ed has a master’s degree in political studies from UIS and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also completed specialized training at Harvard (Management Development Program) and at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (marketing).  He taught “Effective Public Affairs Writing” for ten years in the graduate public administration program at UIS. He wrote the political memoir of former state Senator Phil Rock of Oak Park, with the title Nobody Calls Just to Say Hello (2012, SIU Press).

Four generations of Ed’s wife’s family have served in law enforcement in the St. Louis area, where Ed and his wife Sally grew up.  Ed and Sally have two grown children and two grandchilden, and they have lived in Springfield since 1985.


Linda Kunz was promoted to her current title and responsibilities in July 2005. She was initially hired as Administrative Assistant of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police on July 15, 1990. She was added the title of Manager of Communications in 1997. Her previous law enforcement background includes the position as Records Clerk and Clerical Assistant to the Chief of Police at the Gladstone, Missouri Public Safety Department, where she was employed during 1987-1989. Linda has an extensive background in office experience. She is a graduate of Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois; she attended Williams College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and Judson College in Elgin, Illinois, where she majored in Journalism and English language studies.

Mrs. Kunz keeps busy after-hours as a pastor's wife, a weekly "TeamKID" Bible School teacher and Sunday School teacher to children in grades 2 through 6, and church worship team participant. She and her husband, Louis, have two sons, a daughter, eight grandsons and a new granddaughter.  Linda will be retiring from ILACP on May 15, 2018. 



Carmen began employment with the ILACP in July 2014 as the Bookkeeper and POST Orders Coordinator.  On January 1, 2016, Ms. Kent was promoted to Assistant Business Manager. In this position, her job duties include in part creating financial transactions, developing financial reports, and reconciling accounts to ensure their accuracy.  She also processes all Police Officer Selection Tests (POST) order requests to assist police departments with their hiring process.

Carmen comes to ILACP with fifteen years of banking and lending experience, with four of those years working for the Illinois State Police Federal Credit Union (ISPFCU).  Most recently she worked as a Mortgage Loan Coordinator, but has also worked as a Teller, Personal Banker, and Loan Servicer. Carmen is a graduate of Lanphier High School in Springfield, IL.