Illinois Police Reserves

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Illinois Police Reserves
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Abbreviation IPR, ILPR
Formation 1923
Type Auxiliary police
Headquarters 2735 West 71st Street
Chicago, Illinois
 United States
Peter Pohl

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


  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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