The ILEAS Mission

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.


(217) 328-3800 | 1701 E. Main Street Urbana, IL 61802


Federal Safe Policing for Safe Communities Certification Program

On June 16, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13929 entitled, "Safe Policing for Safe Communities."  As a result, the US Attorney General designated organizations that will serve as independent credentialing bodies in each State. In Illinois the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police has been designated as the sole credentialing organization.  Certification is required to receive any Department of Justice discretionary funds.  ILEAS has been asked by the IL. Association of Chiefs of Police to increase awareness through the Illinois law enforcement community about this process.  More information can be found at this link.  Additionally, click here for a copy of the USDOJ COPS Office Fact Sheet on the Safe Policing certification process.  

New COVID Restrictions in Place at the ITC

Beginning on November 2, 2020, the Governor issued an Executive Order that reduced the number of people allowed in many public places.  ILEAS made modifications to the maximum seating capacities in all of the rooms at the ILEAS Training Center (ITC).  If you would like to schedule a meeting or training, please contact Michele Watson to discuss the best option for your event (217-531-0467 /

The following rules will continue to be enforced at the ITC:

  • Stay home if you have any COVID19-related or flu-like symptoms.
  • All meeting rooms have reduced capacity for social distancing.
  • If you are unable to maintain a social distance of 6 feet, please wear a mask covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Wash hands frequently when appropriate and use the provided hand sanitizer often throughout the day.
  • Try to stagger breaks with other classes to decrease the number of students in the hallways at any given time.
  • Minimize access to the kitchen area near the classrooms.

ILEAS will continue to have Champaign County Maintenance provide an increased level of cleaning and sanitizing throughout the facility.

Exercise and Operational Coordinator

ILEAS is searching for an Exercise and Operational Coordinator.  ILEAS supports six WMD Special Response Teams and ten Mobile Field Forces.  Additionally, ILEAS also financially supports nine local bomb teams and over 20 Strategic Technology Reserve communications teams.  All of these teams are required to participate in timely tabletop, functional and field exercises to sharpen their skills and to demonstrate their capabilities to support their core missions.  ILEAS is now emphasizing Inter-disciplinary exercises where Bomb, SRT, Comms and MFF teams exercise, train and coordinate their activities together.  ILEAS teams also exercise and train with other State law enforcement agencies as well as MABAS special teams and the Illinois Fire Service Institute.  It should be noted that these exercises will be conducted in compliance with Federal Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) standards.  As the COVID situation recedes, ILEAS teams will have a lot of catching up to do.  As a result, ILEAS is seeking to employ an experienced person with a public safety background to oversee an increase in the teams' exercise tempo. 

ILEAS is also an active participant and support organization for the State of Illinois during emergencies, crises, natural disasters and/or large special events throughout the State.  A key component of this partnership is participation in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) located in Springfield, Illinois.  Through the exercise experience, the Exercise and Operational Coordinator will be very familiar with what assets ILEAS brings to the table as well as the limitations and mission that ILEAS seeks to accomplish.  This person will be the primary ILEAS liaison to the SEOC during State activations.  Salary for this position is $53,000.  Experience in EOC operations and/or HSEEP is desired but not required.  

Please click the job description here for specifics of required duties and qualifications.  ILEAS is an equal opportunity employer.  This position is open until filled.  For more details, or to submit a resume, contact Chief of Staff Larry Evans at or at 217-328-3800.  

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