ICOPs Legal Plan – Affordable Legal Protection

ICOPs recognizes the unique legal needs of Illinois Police Officers; from decertification, police commission hearings, and internal reviews. That is why we offer the ICOPs Legal Plan for officers who can’t be part of a union due to rank or law.

Police Officers all over Illinois have come to rely on the ICOPs Legal Plan — the best protection available when careers and reputations are on the line. It is a level of legal protection that is not available anywhere else. Hundreds of Illinois Police Officers have been accused, disciplined, suspended, or fired for actions taken during their normal police work. You may end up as the one being accused. That’s when you count on the ICOPs Legal Plan.

Download the ICOPS Legal Plan Application and return by mail or email. Call ICOPs if you have any questions: (630) 832-6772.

ICOPs attorneys are on-call and available 24 hours a day
They are on the spot, from memorandums all the way up to merit board hearings and higher.

Some examples of the types of assistance our attorneys have provided in the middle of the night:

  • Officer involved shootings
  • Fatal car accidents
  • Questions about report preparation
  • Advice on writing a memorandum to your supervisor 

ICOPs Legal Plan members get immediate legal backup
An ICOPs attorney will be on the case the instant you take any action that may result in accusations against you.

The ICOPs Legal Plan’s coverage is extensive
Departmental charges can be brought against a Police Officer for use of excessive force, for failure to follow a direct order or for not dotting i’s on a report. The ICOPs Legal Plan applies to all job-related discipline problems — whether they originate from within the police department, from citizen complaints, or from an outside agency that has jurisdiction. 

The ICOPs Legal Plan is open to ALL Illinois Police Officers
The ICOPs Legal Plan is available to all full and part-time Police Officers and other law enforcement personnel in Illinois, including command staff. In this climate, all Police Officers, regardless of assignment, need legal protection.

Download the ICOPS Legal Plan Application and return by mail or email. Call ICOPs if you have any questions: (630) 832-6772.

For criminal and civil defense, Legal Plan members can sign up for a supplemental criminal defense plan. For other legal needs, members can enroll in the supplement plan offered to ICOPs Members by MetLife. See the Member Benefits page for more information.

The ICOPs Legal Plan does not cover criminal charges, EEOC or similar complaints, workman’s compensation, or filing of lawsuits. If you have an issue outside the legal plan coverage, please call our office and we can assist you finding proper representation. The ICOPs Legal Plan is a separate offering from ICOPs collective bargaining representation. All chapters and members, sworn and non-sworn, are represented by ICOPs attorneys in bargaining and disciplinary matters if they so choose.