ILEAS is divided into 8 geographic regions which are based (with one exception - Boone County is in Region 2 instead of Region 3) on Illinois Emergency Management Agency regions. Chiefs and Sheriffs from each region elect a chief of police and a sheriff to act as regional co-chairs. The ILEAS Governing Board is made up of:
- 16 Regional Chief and Sheriff Co-Chairs
- 2 Representatives from Chicago PD
- 1 Representative from the Illinois State Police
- 1 Representative from the Illinois Sheriffs' Association
- 1 Representative from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
Any of the Governing Board members can appoint a permanent delegate to the Board. Additionally, ILEAS has added advisory, non-voting ex-officio members to the Governing Board. The President of ILEAS has appointed an Executive Committee consisting of elected Governing Board Officers to manage the day-to-day activities. ILEAS has employees that administer the Federal Homeland Security grants which make up a majority of ILEAS funds. For specifics about the contract staff, please visit the Staff page.
ILEAS is a coalition/consortium of local agencies as established by law in Illinois. The Governing Board generally meets at the ILEAS Training Center in Urbana on a bi-monthly basis.
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