Brent Fischer, Director | JB Pritzker, Governor
Staff Directory

Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

4500 South Sixth Street Rd
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 782-4540
(217) 524-5350
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Brent Fischer, Executive Director

Brent Fischer was appointed as Executive Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board in December of 2015.  Additionally, Director Fischer is a sworn investigator for the Board. Prior to his appointment he served as Sheriff of Adams County for 17 years.  He began his career at the Sheriff’s Office as a Court Security Officer in 1991 and was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1994.  In 1998 he was elected Sheriff in 1998 and served up to his appointment as Executive Director.  While serving as Sheriff he served as President of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association in 2010.  Brent also served 10 years as a board member of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board where he served as Chairman for two years, 2010-2012.

Staff Members

Name Title Email
Laura Baker Certification Examination Coordinator
  • Law Enforcement/Correctional Exam Delivery
  • Crash Reconstruction Exam
    Kevin Baxter Police Training Specialist
    • Northeastern Illinois Region
    • Sworn Investigator
      Lennora Burnom Program Manager/Curriculum Liaison
      • Applications for Course Certification
      • Applications for Instructor Approval
        Patrick Connolly Deputy Director
        • Canine Training and Compliance
        • Sworn Investigator

          Kelly Griffith General Counsel
            Patrick L. Hahn Manager of In-Service Training
              Michael Haley Receptionist
              • Training Roster Data Input
                John Keigher Chief Legal Counsel
                  Denise A. Matthew Chief Fiscal Officer
                    Jan Noble Police Training Specialist
                    • Northwestern Illinois Region
                    • Sworn Investigator
                      Ellen Petty Confidential Assistant to the Executive Director
                        Eric Pingolt Deputy Director
                        • Sworn Investigator
                          Anthony Raffety Program Manager
                          • FOIA Officer
                          • Human Resources Manager
                            Lya Ramos Special Projects
                              Lee Ryker Police Training Specialist
                              • Southern Illinois Region
                              • Sworn Investigator
                                Scott Schaefer Police Training Specialist
                                • Central Illinois Region
                                • Sworn Investigator
                                  Dan Sluga Chief Information Officer
                                  • Information Technology Operations
                                  • LEDI, LETM, PTB
                                    Natalie Tsai Form E (Notice of Appointment/Separation) Coordinator
                                      Keith Wallace MTU Information Technology Support Specialist
                                      • LEDI Support
                                        Jill Weber Program Manager
                                        • IDOT Grants
                                        • Training Waivers
                                        • Training Extensions/Freezes
                                          Jill R. Wieland Grant Accountant
                                            Jennifer Wooldridge Manager of Operations and Special Projects
                                            • CIT
                                            • Specialized Programs