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News

Communications Liaison (COML) Training Available

One of the issues that comes up during almost every incident or event is Communications Issues.   ILEAS is hosting an All-Hazards Position-Specific Communications Unit Leader (COML) Course (E969). The class is October 25-28, 2021. Students are invited to attend Equipment Day on October 29, 2021.

The COML course is a four day class designed to familiarize these professionals with the role and responsibilities of a COML under the NIMS ICS and to provide hands-on exercises that reinforce the lecture materials. This training opportunity gives communications personnel the knowledge to develop and implement effective ICS/NIMS Incident Communications plans, and run the Communications Unit in an efficient manner. Prerequisites include online classes ICS-100,200,700, and 800, and in-person class ICS-300.

Equipment Day is a one day class that covers typical deployable communications equipment used by ILEAS and others. The students get a chance take what they learned in the COML class and apply it in a hands-on setting. Equipment Day is open to anyone who has completed this, or any previous, COML class at any time in the past. Proof of completion may be required.

There is no cost associated with this training. Reimbursement for travel is not available. Lodging and working lunches will be provided for this class.  Anyone interested in attending this class can contact Kelsey Munsterman at kemunsterman@ileas.org or 217-531-0499. Applications are due September 27, 2021.

Cybersecurity Resource Booklets for Illinois Sworn Officers Now Available

Every year the Federal Government identifies priorities for homeland security funding.  In the last two funding rounds, cybersecurity has become one of the primary focuses of homeland security funding. To that end, the STIC has developed a resource for LE officers to protect themselves from cyber threats.  This resource comes in the form of a pocket-sized booklet and is entitled, “Essential Privacy Strategies for Law Enforcement.”   Given their high potential as targets of cyber-crime, it is a valuable resource for deputies/officers that offers very specific guidelines on how to minimize the potential for them and their families from being victims.  It covers how to lock down social media profiles, financial records, home WIFIs, online shopping and passwords.  A small amount of these booklets updated in 2019, have previously been provided by STIC to a handful of agencies based on need. The booklet was recently updated in June of 2021.  ILEAS set aside funds to start providing these for officers and deputies across the State.  Qualified member agencies have been notified by email regarding the process for applying.  There is no cost and ILEAS will pay for the shipping for the time being for this first batch.  Agencies are asked not to reproduce or redistribute these booklets beyond your agency.  

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