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Title:Commission on Police Professionalism
Contact Name:Lieutenant John Thompson
Contact Title:Illinois State Police, Office of Governmental Affairs
Contact Phone:217.782.0132
Contact E-Mail:John.C.Thompson@illinois.gov
Function:Recognizing the need to review performance standards governing the professionalism of law enforcement agencies and officers in the 21st century, the General Assembly hereby creates the Commission on Police Professionalism. The Commission shall meet regularly to review the current training and certification process for law enforcement officers, review the duties of the various types of law enforcement officers, including auxiliary officers, review the standards for the issuance of badges, shields, and other police and agency identification, and examine whether law enforcement officers should be licensed. For the purposes of this subsection (d), "badge" means an officer's department issued identification number associated with his or her position as a police officer with that Department. (e) The Commission shall submit a report of its findings and legislative recommendations to the General Assembly and Governor on or before January 31, 2016.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:The Commission on Policing Standards and Professionalism shall be composed of the following members: (1) one member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate; (2) one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; (3) one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (4) one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the House Minority Leader; (5) one active duty law enforcement officer who is a member of a certified collective bargaining unit appointed by the Governor; (6) one active duty law enforcement officer who is a member of a certified collective bargaining unit appointed by the President of the Senate; (7) one active duty law enforcement officer who is a member of a certified collective bargaining unit appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; (8) one active duty law enforcement officer who is a member of a certified collective bargaining unit appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (9) one active duty law enforcement officer who is a member of a certified collective bargaining unit appointed by the House Minority Leader; (10) the Director of State Police, or his or her designee; (11) the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, or his or her designee; (12) the Director of a statewide organization representing Illinois sheriffs; (13) the Director of a statewide organization representing Illinois chiefs of police; (14) the Director of a statewide fraternal organization representing sworn law enforcement officers in this State; (15) the Director of a benevolent association representing sworn police officers in this State; (16) the Director of a fraternal organization representing sworn law enforcement officers within the City of Chicago; and (17) the Director of a fraternal organization exclusively representing sworn Illinois State Police officers. (c) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall each appoint a joint chairperson to the Commission. The Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall provide administrative support to the Commission.
Authority:50 ILCS 725/8

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Brent FischerStatuteMemberExecutive Director, Law Enforcement Training and Standards BoardNone
Costello II., Rep. Jerry12/31/20182/22/2018Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeNone
Graham, Kevin11/13/2015StatuteMemberChicago Fraternal Order of PoliceNone
Hallinan, ShawnSenate PresidentMemberActive Duty Law Enforcement OfficerNone
Jim KaitschukStatuteMemberExecutive Director, Illinois Sheriffs AssociationNone
Johnson, Kevin9/14/2018StatuteMemberChicago Police Department, Designee
Kaiser, BradleyHouse Minority LeaderMemberActive Duty Law Enforcement OfficerNone
Macias, Roberto12/31/201810/30/2017Senate Minority LeaderMemberActive Duty Law Enforcement OfficerNone
McAuliffe, Rep. MichaelHouse Minority LeaderMemberRepresentative
Merrifield, John11/13/2015GovernorMemberActive Duty Law Enforcement OfficerNone
Moon, Joe11/13/2015StatuteMemberIllinois Troopers Lodge #41None
Peters, JarrodSpeaker of the HouseMemberActive Duty Law Enforcement
Sims, Sen. ElgiePresident of the SenateMemberSenatorNone
Smoot, Sean11/13/2015StatuteMemberIllinois Police Benevolent and Protective AssociationNone
Stewart, Sen. Brian3/19/2019Senate Minority LeaderMemberSenatorNone
Turney, Keith11/13/2015StatuteMemberIllinois Fraternal Order of Police State LodgeNone
Tyler, Col. Timothy3/15/2019StatuteMemberIllinois State Police, DesigneeNone
Wojcicki, Ed11/13/2015StatuteMemberIllinois Association of Chiefs of PoliceNone