Lessons from the Aurora shooting [two locations]


Five people were killed and six Aurora Police Department officers were injured on Friday, February 15, 2019, when a disgruntled employee opened fire at other employees inside the Henry Pratt manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois. Police arrived within minutes and exchanged gunfire, and then it took about 90 minutes to find the suspect in the expansive building before he was fatally shot.

Aurora Chief Kristen Ziman shares the credit for what she did to lead her department on that day and the days that followed, but there has been universal acclaim for her and her department

Now, Chief Ziman is prepared to give a presentation about what happened, how they responded, and how they evaluated their response. Click here for more information.

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman speaks at a press conference on February 15, 2019.

Two Illinois locations:

Thursday, August 22nd
2:30 - 4:30 PM
ILEAS Training Center
1701 E Main Street
Urbana, IL 61802

Friday, September 6th
9:00 - 11:00 AM
College of DuPage
SRC Building, Room SRC 2000
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Cost: $79 (funding to support the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police)


Video of the Month

On June 27, The Illinois NAACP State Conference and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police joined to host a World Cafe Summit in downtown Peoria. Nearly 200 people attended the event, including Illinois Lieutenant Governor, Juliana Stratton. The event followed a series of 9 previous World Cafe discussions held around the state. The World Café Summit was designed to bring community and law enforcement leaders back together again to discuss the next steps for the 10 Shared Principles


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.



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)