In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The State of Illinois is taking great steps to comply with the preventative measures requested by health departments at all levels. For specific information about steps you can take to prevent the spread of this illness, please refer to the Illinois Department of Public Heath’s webpage. For specific information relevant to law enforcement personnel, please refer to these guidelines from the CDC.
Recognizing that social distancing is key to this effort, the Board has been in contact with all approved training academies and offered assistance if they choose to cease operations during this period. We are in the process of identifying all officers affected by such closures and are prepared to offer training period extensions if necessary. Also, some MTU classes may be cancelled – please check with the local MTU Coordinator if you have questions about the status of a specific class.
During this period, please be advised that the Board’s administrative staff is complying with State recommendations and completing as much work as possible outside of our traditional office setting. This may result in longer periods for responding to requests for information and documents. Also, it is asked that any communications be sent via email if possible. If you do not have a direct contact, please email Ellen.Petty@illinois.gov and your message will be directed to the appropriate staff member.
Together, these accommodations will help reduce the spread of illness and ensure that the Illinois law enforcement community has every available resource to continue providing services to the people it serves.