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
Jan Allen Special Case Coordinator
    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
                    Fred Kientzle Canine Coordinator
                      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
                                      Natalie Tsai Form E (Notice of Appointment/Separation) Coordinator
                                        Keith Wallace Information Technology Operations
                                        • MTU Information Technology Support Specialist
                                        • Application (LEDI, LETM) Technical 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
                                              • Acting Chief information Officer