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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.


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News

First Batch of NARCAN Out the Door

This is the first batch of NARCAN that has been delivered to participating agencies.   

These 433 doses will be delivered to 27 agencies in the targeted 18 county area covered by an IL Department of Public Health (IDPH) grant. These 27 agencies have signed all the agreements and qualified for free NARCAN for over the next three years.  So far 318 officers have completed the online training that is certified by IDPH and the Division of Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP).  Fifty-five agencies out of ninety-eight in the region have signed the agreements and are working on training. 

Now that ILEAS has the training available and the NARCAN in hand, more and more doses will be sent out to law enforcement throughout the targeted region as they complete the training.  

 

ILEAS Hosts "Plug and Play" Communications Training and Exercise

 

 

On May 8 & 9, 2018, ILEAS hosted a Communications Training / Exercise session, (also known as a "Plug & Play") where various assets from multiple agencies were brought to the ITC to train on new technologies and exercise the integration of different communications assets. 

Participants included ITECS and UCP teams, IMERT, IEMA, IDOT, IL-TERT, Illinois Air National Guard, IESMA, AUXCOMM (a.k.a. Amateur Radio), plus other agencies.

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ILEAS Foundation Partners with First Tactical to Offer Discounts on Equipment and Clothing

ILEAS has been asked by the ILEAS Foundation to announce that the Foundation is partnering with First Tactical to offer an introductory discount of 20% from any item purchased on their website catalog.  In addition to the discount, First Tactical is donating 7% of the sale to the ILEAS Foundation.  For more information on how you can get the discount, please follow this link to the ILEAS Foundation home page.  

DHS Offers New Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents

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 first.responder@hq.dhs.gov or visist the DHS Science and Technology web page at https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/enhanced-dynamic-geo-social-environment-edge

Kenilworth Police Department Earns ILEAS Agency Preparedness Award

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

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