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We strive to meet the needs of law enforcement throughout the state of Illinois in matters of mutual aid, emergency response, and the combining of resources for public safety.


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News

Hazard Mitigation Meetings in Cook County

ILEAS has been asked to reach out to its members in Cook County to let everyone know about an important series of meeting regarding Hazard Mitigation. 

"On behalf of Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), we are respectfully asking you to participate in our public meetings and survey. Cook County DHSEM is conducting a series of public meetings to better understand the preparedness needs and risk perceptions of its residents as part of the County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan update process.  The later meetings will allow DHSEM to present the public with these findings, as well as the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan update. In addition, a questionnaire has been distributed throughout the County. Your attendance and feedback are greatly needed and appreciated!" Please click below for a list of the meeting dates, times and locations.

 

New Radios for Special Teams

ILEAS applied for and received a significant amount of grant funds to replace 14 year old radios being used by the WMD Special Response Teams throughout Illinois.  The radios the teams are currently using were purchased in 2004 & 2005. These new radios have advanced encryption capabilities and more modern technological capabilities. All the radios have been purchased and are ready for distribution. 251 officers/deputies from around 100 law enforcement agencies will receive these radios. What you see here is worth approximately $1 million.

Some of the current radios will be redistributed to Mobile Field Force and possibly EOD teams.  The remaining ones will be distributed to local public safety agencies that have requested radios.  

ILEAS is Hiring an Exercise Planning Coordinator to design, evaluate and assist Team Members across the State

The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS), has identified a need to add a professional exercise planner and representative to our special teams staff.  ILEAS currently supports 6 WMD/SRT and 10 MFF’s comprised of hundreds of local officers and deputies that come together to form regional teams.  In addition, we are directly involved with 9 ITECS and 13 UCP Communication assets as well as 10 EOD teams. 

ILEAS seeking Learning Management System (LMS) Technician applicants.

ILEAS is interested in expanding its existing Learning Management staff to meet the needs of our growing enterprise.  We currently offer a wide variety of on-line learning options for a number of agencies across the state.  ILEAS is providing a platform for thousands of state and local employee to assist with their training and records requirements.  We see this as an ever-expanding opportunity for ILEAS to serve the needs of service providers across the state for years to come. 

DHS Offers New Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents

The military has used video game-style simulations for years to train their soldiers. Now, that technology will be available to train first responders on active shooter incidents. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory joined forces to create a virtual training platform, available free to all response agencies nationwide. 

First pilot-tested in 2013, Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) allows responders from law enforcement, fire, EMS, dispatch, and unified command to assume discipline-based avatars and role-play complex response scenarios. Responders outfit their avatar, navigate the simulation and respond to threats based on their department’s policies. Each person determines their avatar’s actions, meaning the simulation plays out differently each time. EDGE was designed to allow people to take part in training simultaneously from different locations. This supports single- and multi-agency use which reduces training costs due to travel. It encourages different agencies or jurisdictions to train together by reducing barriers. Interagency exercises and drills develop a stronger and more effective response. 

The scenario currently available is of an active shooter at a hotel armed also with Molotov cocktails. A second scenario, a school shooting environment, is planned for release this fall. Agencies interested in obtaining a free copy of the EDGE hotel scenario or who have general EDGE inquiries may contact first.responder@hq.dhs.gov or visist the DHS Science and Technology web page at https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/enhanced-dynamic-geo-social-environment-edge

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