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ILEAS accepting applications for Ballistic Shield program

ILEAS Accepting Ballistic Shield Applications to be awarded to 11 recipients. 

In June of 2022, ILEAS began utilizing funding received from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to supply officer safety equipment to police in Illinois.  ILEAS conducted a statewide survey, and the responses indicated a need for both a lightweight, easily deployable ballistic shield AND a need for a heavier, rifle-rated shield.   Based on experienced SWAT professionals and bid packages, ILEAS chose the United Shield III+ paired with the United Shield MXV.  Both have light packages added.  ILEAS has already trained and distributed 29 sets of shields (58 total) to regional tactical teams as well as individual law enforcement agencies.

ILEAS currently has 11 sets (22 shields) ready to be deployed to applying agencies. The shields are awarded in pairs. Each award consists of one lightweight and one heavy rifle rated unit.

Beginning December 4, 2023 – online applications will be open for these shields. The application will be open thru December 22nd



ILEAS Less Lethal Alternatives for L.E. Grant Update

In conjunction with the SAFE-T (Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity – Today) Act, the Illinois Legislature identified a need to provide Less Lethal training and tools for law enforcement officers use whenconfronted by violent, and potentially violent, encounters with the public during calls for service.  One of these Less Lethal Alternative tools would be in the form of Conducted Energy Weapons (CEW).

Through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), a grant in the amount of $19 million dollars was made available and subsequently designated to ILEAS for the implementation of this equipment and training program.

The application process for the equipment portion of this Less Lethal Alternative Grant is expected to open at or near the end of the year.  Eligible law enforcement agencies in Illinois will be able to apply for either the Taser 7 or Taser 10 device.   

Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology – Cyber Navigator Program

ILEAS has partnered with the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) and their cyber specialists, whose mission is to support our member agencies in strengthening their cyber security posture.  The services of the Cyber Navigators are free of charge and include assessments of your existing information technology (IT) systems and security protocols.  Each region of the state has specific specialists called Cyber Navigators assigned to them for training, response, and incident mitigation.  As you may know, the average cost of a data breach in the US ($9.44M) is over twice that of the global average.  The Cyber Navigators are available upon request and their contact information will soon be included behind your password-protected ILEAS login page.  (Please be aware the assessment and guidance provided by the Cyber Navigators is free of charge; any IT work done by the agency’s IT provider may incur costs.)

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