ILEAS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the IL Department of Transportation (IDOT) to provide Learning Management System (LMS) services to IDOT. IDOT will have access to Topyx, ILEAS' LMS system. IDOT will utilize the Topyx LMS to train over 5,000 staff members. IDOT will provide the authorized curriculum which will be posted to the LMS. IDOT will manage their users and ILEAS will support IDOT with regard to the operation of the LMS. IDOT and ILEAS have built a great working relationship over the past several years as partners on the IL Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) Council of Chairs. Additionally, IDOT routinely uses the ILEAS Training Center for classroom training. We look forward to continuing to work with IDOT in the future. For more information, please contact Bill DeJarnette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILEAS is proud to annouce that it has signed a contract with the Illinois Coroners' Training Board (ICTB) to provide web services and access to ILEAS' Learning Management System (LMS). This project has been in the works for several months but recently is coming to fruition. ILEAS will build an online system similar to the Law Enforcement membership system so that all Illinois coroners will have access to individual online accounts to monitor their training, staff and other information. They will have access to the ILEAS Topyx LMS system. The ICTB will provide approved curriculum which will be posted to the Topyx LMS so that coroners and their staffs can access training statewide. ILEAS is proud to be working with the coroners who are part of the law enforcement and public safety community. For more information, contact Bill DeJarnette at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visist the DHS Science and Technology web page at https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/enhanced-dynamic-geo-social-environment-edge
|ILEAS is honored to recognize The Kenilworth Police Department for their participation and completion of the Agency Preparedness Program. On 22 January 2018, Chief Dave Miller was presented the ILEAS Agency Preparedness Award at the Kenilworth Village Board Meeting by ILEAS Regional Planning Coordinator, Jim Hutton. Executive Director Jim Page and the entire ILEAS staff commend Chief Miller, Sergeant Padilla and the men and women of the Kenilworth Police Department for their efforts in successfully completing all components of the Program.|
ILEAS believes the Agency Preparedness Program sets a good foundation for the challenge of readiness. ILEAS hopes to improve and expand upon the Program annually by adding relevant objectives to help your agency stay current and maintain preparedness for years to come.
Since inception, ILEAS has remained committed to enhancing Law Enforcement mutual aid through its motto: “Strength through Cooperation”. We feel this program is another way agencies can prepare themselves before disaster strikes in order to come to aid of the citizens they serve. For more information on the ILEAS Agency Preparedness Program, go to your ILEAS member site and click agency preparedness program (APP). If your Agency would like to participate in this program, please contact your ILEAS Regional Planning Coordinator