Police Officers Bill of Rights

Illinois Compiled Statutes — Local Government Uniform Peace Officers’ Disciplinary Act • 50 ILCS 725 Continue reading

Police Officer’s Right to Free Speech

While the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to free speech, that right is not unlimited when you exercise the right as a police officer. Continue reading

Police Officer Safety

Below are abbreviated versions of excellent articles on police officer safety from PoliceOne.com and the American Police Beat. Continue reading

U.S. Attorneys’ Office

In the January 2009 Police Bulletin, you’ll find articles about prosecutors and Patrick Fitzgerald. Below is additional information from the website of the Department of Justice, www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln.
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Contacting Public Officials

If you have a complaint about your department, call us. ICOPs is always ready to assist! But if you’re concerned about a broader issue that applies to Police Officers everywhere, why not contact your elected public officials and make your views known? It makes a difference…

Contacting Public Officials (PDF)


Useful Links for Illinois Police Officers

Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
THOMAS Legislative Information on the Internet
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Official Illinois senate and house of representatives related websites
State agencies and the governor’s office
Illinois public safety and health programs
Illinois Retired Officer Concealed Carry website, where retired officers will find all the information and forms needed to secure certification in Illinois.