Stelter sworn in as president, announces three goals

 

Chief Steven Stelter of the Westchester Police Department was sworn in Friday April 26, 2019, as the 71st president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. More than 200 people filled the ballroom in Oak Brook for the ceremony, when the other members of the Board of Officers for 2019-2020 also took their oaths.

Stelter announced three goals for his presidency, which are below. 

  1. Create a Firearms Committee that will include members with expertise who are able to educate and respond on questions and policy proposals regarding guns and Second Amendment rights.
  2. Continue to fight proposed legislation that would be detrimental to law enforcement in the performance of their duties.
  3. Vigorously oppose the current and ongoing efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois.

Jogmen wins 3rd VP election


Highland Park Chief Lou Jogmen has won the election as 3rd Vice President, ILACP announced Thursday, April 25. He was sworn in Friday, April 26, and he is in line to become the association president in 2022.

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 ILACP Vice President Mitchell R. Davis III participated on a Senate Executive Committee panel in the State Capitol on Wednesday, May 15, during a “subject matter hearing” on SB 7, which would legalize recreational marijuana. 

 

ILACP President Stelter joined Smart Approaches to Marijuana-Illinois, Representative Moylan, D-Des Plaines, Teresa Haley, President of the Illinois NAACP and many other community leaders in a press conference, on May 8, to express major concern to the recent proposal to legalize adult use cannabis.

 

College students meet with ILACP and NAACP to discuss Ten Shared Principles 

Taking our Ten Shared Principles discussion directly to young adults for the first time, the ILACP and NAACP Illinois State Conference met on March 1, 2019, with students at the University of Illinois Springfield. 

NAACP, ILACP announce
10 historic Shared Principles;
how to adopt them as your own

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) and the Illinois NAACP State Conference announced an affirmation of 10 Shared Principles that are designed to bridge the gap of mistrust between police and communities of color. The first of its kind in our nation’s history, the March 22, 2018, agreement between an NAACP state conference and a statewide law enforcement agency identifies the common ground between local law enforcement and communities of color in their commitment to safe communities.

ILACP President Brian Fengel encourages all police departments to adopt these principles as your own and have your department's name added to the list on our website. 

Training Guide for local agencies about Ten Shared Principles

The document itself: Affirmation of Ten Shared Principles

Simple form to declare your adoption of the Shared Principles

List of agencies adopting the Shared Principles

Command magazine article providing more context and background (February 2018)