Private Agency Membership

As part of a recent year-long review of our foundational documents, ILEAS has developed three new mutual aid agreements.  The first is the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement (LEMAA) which is designed specifically for the public local governmental law enforcement agencies.  The second agreement is for the State of Illinois Agencies with statewide jurisdiction.  The third agreement is specifically for the private entity that employs sworn police officers that are certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).  These private entities are generally private colleges/universities and railroad police.
ILEAS is created pursuant to the Illinois Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.  Pursuant to that Act, only public agencies can join to create an agency such as ILEAS.  However, ILEAS, as an agent of those signatories, can enter into agreements with private entities that employ certified sworn police officers.  Therefore, we developed a specific Agreement so that the 20+ law enforcement agencies in Illinois that fall into that category can maintain (or join) mutual aid relationship with the other 900 agencies in Illinois.  Here are some resource documents for you to review: 
If your agency has already signed the original Agreement, is still in effect until you sign the new one.  ILEAS strongly encourages its private members to adopt the new Agreement as it reflects with clearer and more specificity and protections than was built into the original Agreement. It is ILEAS’ goal to get every current member to sign the new Agreement by March 1, 2015.  Please review these documents which will guide you through the process.  If you, your political leadership or legal counsel have any questions, they can contact Mick McAvoy ( or Larry Evans ( at 217-328-3800. 
Access to Your Agency’s Personalized ILEAS Web Page
  • Every member agency gets access to a password-protected personalized ILEAS web page. This is where you provide data about the resources that you have that might be available to other members in an emergency.  You can also apply for authorized special team overtime reimbursements, search the resource database of every other ILEAS member and provide contact information for use during emergencies. 
  • If you don’t already have a password, contact the ILEAS office at 217-328-3800 to get a password assigned. Or you can reach out to your Regional Planning Coordinator (RPC). See the Regions tab on the ILEAS home page to find the contact info for your RPC. ILEAS staff will guide you through this process.
  • Once you have signed on, your RPC will guide you through the process of entering your agency’s resource data.  
National Incident Management (NIMS)
  • The Federal Government will be requiring that any agency receiving federal grant funds must have adopted NIMS as its method of managing emergencies. Please contact Mark Griffeth ( at 217-328-3800 for more information on how to document your NIMS compliance.
Annual Dues
  • In March of 2005, the ILEAS membership unanimously passed a resolution adopting a dues structure. Up to that point, ILEAS was solely funded by Homeland Security grant funds. The conditions of these grants prohibited the expenditure of federal funds for such operational necessities as legal, insurance, auditing and miscellaneous fees. Therefore, the Governing Board asked the membership for dues. There were no dues increases in the ensuing eight years. However, in the May 23, 2013 meeting of the Governing Board, a new dues schedule was adopted.
  • The dues structure adopted at the meeting was as follows:
    $60        1 - 10 officers (or no full-time officers and part-time only)
    $120      11 - 40 officers
    $240      41 - 80 officers
    $360      81 - 119 officers
    $480      120+ officers

    ILEAS will notify your agency that an online is ready to pay invoice when payment is due. You can mail payment to the ILEAS address:
            ILEAS Administrative Office
            1701 E. Main Street
            Urbana, IL  61802

    You can also visit the Member Management System for more information on paying your dues, including the ability to make payment online via PayPal.

  • The complete original signed Agreement should be submitted to ILEAS:
           ATTN: Nancy Crossman (
           1701 E. Main Street
           Urbana, IL  61802
 Once received at ILEAS, the Agreement will be countersigned and an executed complete copy will be returned to you.