Video of the Month

ILACP Lobbyist John Millner spends a day in Metropolis with Chief Masse


 Ed's 3 Things:


  • Police Social Workers
  • Legislative Activity
  • Federal Use of Force Certification. 

Ed's 3 Things:

  • Illinois police departments seek community's input on use of force
  • Legislative Priorities 
  • Ed's recommendations to books on antiracism 

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)

Hero's Journey and Cops

Applying the hero's journey to cops