Under the Act individual officers, not departments, are responsible for ensuring and reporting compliance. You can read the statute here. There are provisions for obtaining waivers if your department does not provide the correct training, but ICOPs recommends our members do not rely on waivers. Contact ICOPs if you are having trouble obtaining training.
Illinois Compiled Statutes – Uniform Peace Officers’ Disciplinary Act
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
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 or public employees in Illinois everywhere, why not contact your elected public officials and make your views known? It makes a difference.
Useful Links for Illinois Police Officers
Federal GovernmentFederal Bureau of Investigation
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs
U.S. House of Representatives
National Labor Relations Board
State GovernmentOfficial Illinois senate and house of representatives related websites
Criminal Law Handbook and Case Digest
Illinois Retired Officer Concealed Carry website, where retired officers will find all the information and forms needed to secure certification in Illinois.
Illinois Labor Relations Act
Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act