September 2018

On Wednesday, September 26, the Board of Officers and Committee Chairs joined for the 2018 ILACP Annual Planning meeting at the Lemont Police Department in Lemont, IL. The group discussed a variety of topics which included ways to improve the Association in the year to come. Chief Maton, of the Lemont Police Department, chair of the Legislative Committee spearheaded the discussion on this year's legislative activity. The group also reviewed and updated ILACP committee goals and objectives for 2019. 





August 2018

 The Macomb Police Department received public recognition on Monday, August 27, 2018, for achieving Tier 2 in the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP).  Accreditation is the process of comparing policies to best practices and having the department go through a peer review and audit.  The goal is to reduce risk and liability while raising safety for the officers. The Macomb PD initially was accredited in 2012 and has since been reaccredited to the higher standards of Tier 2. Pictured from left are Macomb Chief Curt Barker;  Accreditation Manager, Lieutenant Jeff Hamer; and ILACP Vice resident at-Large Chief Dan Ryan, who made the presentation.  









Mt. Prospect Chief John Koziol (left) receives congratulations from ILACP Vice President Steven Stelter after being recognized for achieving ILEAP accreditation. The presentation occurred during a recent Mt. Prospect Village Board meeting. 








Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 3023 on Wednesday, August 22, creating the Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act. It allows law enforcement to help individuals struggling with addiction in certain circumstances go to a treatment center instead of jail. The substance abuse deflection program is now Public Act 100-1025.The ILACP strongly supported this bill, with Mundelein Chief Eric Guenther and former Dixon Chief Danny Langloss (now Dixon’s city manager) testifying in Springfield in support of the bill. Shown (from left) are: Steven Howell, Jr., Dixon police chief; Laura Brookes, director of policy at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities; Chief Brian Fengel of Bartonville, ILACP president; Governor Rauner; Chief Guenther; Chief Dan Ryan of Leland Grove, ILACP vice president-at large; Langloss; and Detective Jeff Ragan, Dixon Police Department. Here is a story about how this deflection program works in Dixon.

On  August 14, the ILACP Board of Directors cut the ribbon at the entrance of the annual Expo, formally known as the Midwest Security and Police Conference/Expo at the Tinley Park Convention Center.






 Chief Craig Stone, center, the new police chief at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, accepts a plaque on August 10, 2018, acknowledging re-accreditation of his department for Tier II in the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP). From left are UI Associate Chancellor Mike DeLorenzo, ILACP’s Ed Wojcicki, Chief Stone, Lt. Joan Fiesta and Lt. Joe McCullough.





July 2018 

ILACP President Brian Fengel (right) was among those present Monday, July 30, 2018, in Chicago when Governor Rauner signed HB 5513, which creates a new Illinois Lottery scratch-off game from which proceeds will fund police memorials, support for the families of officers killed or severely injured in the line of duty, and protective vest replacements for officers. 







The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) became the first national organization to sign on to the 10 Shared priciples adopted by the ILACP and the NAACP. NOBLE signed on, on July 30, 2018 during its 42nd Annual Training Conference and Exhibition in Florida. Signing for the Illinois Chiefs, was 3rd Vice President Mitchell R. Davis, III of Hazel Crest, along with Clarence E. Cox, III, National President of NOBLE . 






On Friday, July 20th, the Special Olympics celebrated its 50th anniversary in Chicago. Pictured below are members from the Crystal Lake Police Department and CLPD Officer Ed Pluviose along with Chief Hoey (South Beloit PD) and ILACP 1st Vice President Chief Steve Stelter  accepting the Flame of Hope as it arrived from Boston. As part of this historic celebration, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will hosted a Commemorative Torch Run utilizing the Chicago Park District’s bike path that runs along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago.




The ILACP Traffic Safety Committee and Families Against Chronic Excessive Speeding (FACES4) understands the importance of tying together the legislative, educational and engineering component of speed awareness to the enforcement component of speed awareness that law enforcement agencies can bring to the table. On this one day campaign, Speed Awareness advocates joined at a press conference to continue building partnerships that aim to keep children and families safe while driving. Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti presented a proclamation from the governor’s office. 





A few months after the events took place in Ferguson, MO, the ILACP and the NAACP partnered to form a series of open discussions, or ‘World Cafes’, to address the mistrust between the community and members of law enforcement. In these ‘World Cafes’, chiefs of police meet with leaders from communities of color to specifically discuss “what most needs our attention moving forward”. On Wednesday, July 25, the fifth 'World Cafe' was held in the Chicagoland area where leaders discussed the “10 Shared Principles” and participated in an interactive workshop. A video from the event coming soon!


ILACP President Brian Fengel (center) presents the ILEAP plaque of certification to Oak Brook Chief James R. Kruger, Jr. (left), and to Commander Ben Kadolph, Oak Brook accreditation manager, on July 10, 2018.









Vice President Chief Davis (far left) joined U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly at a Policing Strategies Working Group discussion, in Chicago on Monday, July 9. 






  June 2018

Two ILACP members of the Board of Officers were honored in Oakbrook Terrace on June 20, 2018, at the 22nd Salute to Those Who Make a Difference, a ceremony of the Illinois State Crime Commission. ILACP Past President James R. Kruger, Jr. (left), received the Award of Distinction in Law Enforcement, and 3rd Vice President Mitchell R. Davis III was named Police Chief of the Year. They pose with the evening's master of ceremonies, Ray Stevens of Chicago's WLS radio.






On June 15, 2018, Mayor Herb Roach, along with O'Fallon Chief Eric Van Hook and local NAACP President Francine Nicholson signed a resolution affirming the adoption of the “Ten Shared Principles”, at the City Council Meeting in O'Fallon, Illinois. 








Chief Lou Jogmen, of Highland Park, received Police Chief Certification recognition from ILACP Vice President Bill Kushner on June 13, 2018.









Vice President Dan Ryan, Metropolis Chief Harry Masse and Mayor Billy McDaniel honor Sgt. Cody Brown, with a 2017 Life Saving Award on June 13, 2018.

Photo: From left: Vice President Ryan, Sgt. Cody Brown, Chief Masse and Mayor Billy McDaniel.  







U.S. Army Major Matt Goodwin (above) receives his Certified Police Chief certificate November 29, 2017, in Springfield, in front a roomful of his Army colleagues and commander at the U.S. Army Reserve Training Center. He was eligible because of his "chief of police" title in the military. Executive Director Ed Wojcicki made the presentation.







March 2018

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety Achieved Tier II ILEAP Accreditation. Chief Benjamin Newman (right) and Corporal Molly Pyatt, accreditation manager, accepted the plaque from ILACP Executive Director Ed Wojcicki on March 19, 2018, during a ceremony on the Carbondale campus. 







November 2017

Regina Brent gives a report

Regina Brent of the Unity Partnership in DuPage County gives a report at a meeting featuring police-min7, 2017, at 

Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois. She was collaborating with Lake Zurich Chief Steve Husak, left; Captain Brian Daniell of the Union Pacific Railroad PD; Northlake Chief Norm Nissen; and Peoria Park District PD Chief Sylvester Bush.




Chief Reynolds and Pastor P. Wonder HarrisEast Moline Police Chief John Reynolds and Pastor P. Wonder Harris of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in East Moline at a meeting featuring police-minority partnerships around the state on November 17, 2017, at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois.








Joe Switzer gets certification

Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer is acknowledged at the Monmouth City Council meeting on November 6, 2017, for achieving Police Chief Certification by ILACP Executive Director Ed Wojcicki.