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Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the association's 2020 Annual Conference has been canceled. Announcement of the cancellation was made March 18, 2020. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Anyone who registered or who signed up as a sponsor or vendor will be offered (1) a full refund or (2) an opportunity to carry over that registration or sponsorship to our 2021 Annual Conference in April 2021 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Please be patient as we draft the process for the refund or carryover. You will be hearing from us soon.  


Even though our Annual Conference is canceled this year, we will still have our Awards Banquet to honor our Chief of the Year, Rising Shields, Officers of the Year, and others. We will also honor President James Black (Chief in Crystal Lake), who will become our president on May 1, 2020. Details about the location for this banquet are still being worked out. Stay tuned, and SAVE THE DATE. This is the evening before the Midwest Expo begins. So, this year we are linking the Awards Banquet to our Expo. 

Video of the Month


  • ILACP is honored to be a regular part of the Southern Illinois Criminal Justice Summit in Mt. Vernon, IL 


  • On March 2, a new coalition of law enforcement organizations formed to oppose efforts in the General Assembly to end cash bail. Throughout this year’s legislative session, the Coalition of Public Safety (COPS) will speak with a unified and strong voice on this and other criminal justice issues. 


  • ILACP Past President John Millner talks about his pledge to take on the Illinois Special Olympics Polar Plunge in 2016.  


  • Kankakee High School students met with NAACP leaders and members of the Kankakee police department and sheriffs office to discuss the 10 Shared Principles.  






Lemont's Marc Maton:
Chief of the Year

Chief Marc Maton of Lemont, Illinois, Police Department

The announcement was made March 12, 2020, by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Maton was recognized for his innovative leadership in Lemont and for his stellar work in leading the association's Legislative Committee. The press release about this announcement is here

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.

All police departments are encouraged 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)