Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police’s mission is to promote public safety to improve the quality of life in Illinois. In doing so, it strives to reach three goals:

  • Improve the quality of life for our citizens through unimpeachable integrity, public service, training and education.
  • Safeguard the public by assisting law enforcement, decreasing traffic fatalities and injuries and reducing crime and the fear of crime.
  • Provide leadership through innovation as a dynamic, diverse, learning organization which promotes personal and professional growth.

To learn more about the many ways that the Illinois State Police positively affects the public safety for citizens of Illinois, visit the ISP’s website at:

In addition to its many police functions, ISP also houses the Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator. The Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing a uniform statewide 9-1-1 system for all areas of the State outside of municipalities having a population over 500,000.

To learn more about the Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator, follow this link:

The rules and regulations governing consolidation of 9-1-1 emergency systems, including a hearing on the propriety of the plan, can be found at:

In addition to hearings related to 9-1-1 emergency system consolidation plans, ISP also hears cases related to regulation of Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card and Concealed Cary License eligibility. For frequently asked questions about either of these two programs, visit here: