Illinois Police Reserves

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Illinois Police Reserves
Illinois Police Reserves.png
Abbreviation IPR, ILPR
Formation 1923
Type Auxiliary police
Headquarters 2735 West 71st Street
Chicago, Illinois
 United States
Chief
Peter Pohl
Staff
12
Website www.ilpr.org

The Illinois Police Reserves is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois providing auxiliary police services to suburban Chicago communities.

State law challenges

In late 2010, an opinion by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan affirmed a state law that requires any auxiliary police to be state certified officers.[1][2] Since IPR was not state certified, its partnerships with suburban police departments went away and they stopped training new recruits.[3]

After a four year break, a new class of recruits is beginning the organization's 300-hour law enforcement training in January 2015; training that is not approved by the state board responsible for certifying all law enforcement personnel in Illinois.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Geyer, Thomas (January 8, 2012). "Illinois rules force many cities to drop auxiliary police units". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Walberg, Matthew (April 22, 2013). "Use of auxiliary officers at issue in Illinois". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Attorney General: Auxiliary Police Are Breaking the Law". FOX 32 News. March 1, 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Goudie, Chuck (February 16, 2015). "Illinois Police Reserves: An 'appearance of authority'". ABC7 Chicago. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 

External links

  • Illinois Police Reserves
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