|Illinois State Police|
Illinois State Police patch
Seal of the Illinois State Police
|Motto||Integrity, Service, Pride|
|Formed||April 1, 1922|
|Employees||3,556 (as of 2004)|
|Operations jurisdiction||Illinois, USA|
|Size||57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)|
|Population||12,859,995 (2015 est.)|
|Governing body||Governor of Illinois|
|Overviewed by||Illinois State Police Merit Board|
|Headquarters||801 South Seventh Street|
|Troopers||1,781 (as of Dec 2013) |
|Civilians||1,548 (as of 2004) |
|Patrol cars||Crown Victorias, Tahoes, Explorers, Expedition, Tauruses, Caprices, Chargers, and Harley Davison motorcycles|
The Illinois State Police (ISP) is the state police force of Illinois. Officially established in 1922, the Illinois State Police have over 3,000 personnel and 21 districts. The main facilities of the Illinois State Police Academy, which were constructed in 1968, are located in Springfield. Prior to 1968, training was conducted at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. ISP also maintains the Illinois sex offender registry, administers the state's AMBER Alert program, and issues Illinois Firearm Owner Identification Cards (FOID) and Concealed Carry Licenses. The Illinois State Police is also responsible for driving and physically protecting the Governor of Illinois. In 2005, officers and duties of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services Police were merged into the Illinois State Police.
(625 ILCS 5/11-907) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-907)
Sec. 11-907. Operation of vehicles and streetcars on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.
(a) Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of this Code or a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible or visual signal,
(1) the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the
right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection and shall, if necessary to permit the safe passage of the emergency vehicle, stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, unless otherwise directed by a police officer and
(2) the operator of every streetcar shall immediately
stop such car clear of any intersection and keep it in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(b) This Section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.
(c) Upon approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, when the authorized emergency vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing red, red and white, blue, or red and blue lights or amber or yellow warning lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:
(1) proceeding with due caution, yield the
right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least 4 lanes with not less than 2 lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
(2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of
the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.
As used in this subsection (c), "authorized emergency vehicle" includes any vehicle authorized by law to be equipped with oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights under Section 12-215 of this Code, while the owner or operator of the vehicle is engaged in his or her official duties.
(d) A person who violates subsection (c) of this Section commits a business offense punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $10,000. It is a factor in aggravation if the person committed the offense while in violation of Section 11-501 of this Code. Imposition of the penalties authorized by this subsection (d) for a violation of subsection (c) of this Section that results in the death of another person does not preclude imposition of appropriate additional civil or criminal penalties.
(e) If a violation of subsection (c) of this Section results in damage to the property of another person, in addition to any other penalty imposed, the person's driving privileges shall be suspended for a fixed period of not less than 90 days and not more than one year.
(f) If a violation of subsection (c) of this Section results in injury to another person, in addition to any other penalty imposed, the person's driving privileges shall be suspended for a fixed period of not less than 180 days and not more than 2 years.
(g) If a violation of subsection (c) of this Section results in the death of another person, in addition to any other penalty imposed, the person's driving privileges shall be suspended for 2 years.
(h) The Secretary of State shall, upon receiving a record of a judgment entered against a person under subsection (c) of this Section:
(1) suspend the person's driving privileges for the
mandatory period; or
(2) extend the period of an existing suspension by
the appropriate mandatory period.
(Source: P.A. 95-884, eff. 1-1-09)
As of 2006, the Illinois State Police is organized into several divisions:
|1||Sterling||Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside|
|2||Elgin||DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake |
|5||Lockport||Grundy, Kendall and Will|
|6||Pontiac||DeWitt, Livingston and McLean|
|7||East Moline||Henry, Knox, Mercer and Rock Island|
|8||Metamora||Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell |
|9||Springfield||Cass, Christian, Logan, Mason, Menard, Morgan and Sangamon|
|10||Pesotum||Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby |
|11||Collinsville||Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe |
and St. Clair
|12||Effingham||Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion and Richland|
|13||Du Quoin||Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, |
Perry, Randolph, Washington
|14||Macomb||Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, McDonough and Warren|
|15||Downers Grove||Illinois State Tollways|
|16||Pecatonica||Boone, Jo Daviess, Stephenson |
|17||LaSalle||Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam|
|18||Litchfield||Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery|
|19||Carmi||Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne and White|
|20||Pittsfield||Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler |
|21||Ashkum||Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee|
|22||Ullin||Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union|
Illinois State Police currently use various methods for speed limit enforcement on Illinois highways. Hand-held and moving RADAR, LIDAR, pacing, air speed utilizing the ISP fleet of aircraft, and time-distance measurement. The IL State Police uses typical marked units (Crown Victorias, Impalas, and Chargers, Ford Police Interceptor) as well as unmarked units of vehicles ranging from Crown Victorias to Grand Prix GTPs to LS-1 powered Z28s to Mustang GTs. The Mustangs, Camaros, and other vehicles are for a program created to combat aggressive driving and speeding. Lightbars used on marked units are Code 3 X2100 LED units, Federal Signal Legend units and Code 3 MX7000 halogen/strobe units. Prior to that, it was a mixture of the Code 3 MX7000s and Federal Signal JetSonics and Federal Signal Vistas.
Since 1986, the Illinois State Police has patrolled Chicago expressways (Districts 3 and 4, which merged to become District Chicago). Since 2006, photo radar mounted in vans have been used for speed enforcement in construction zones statewide. Though the vans are manned by State Police troopers, a private company, ACS State and Local Solutions, provides the vans for a fee and receives a bonus of $15 per ticket issued.
A Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau (MEB) was created in 2006 consisting of 41 officers in six squads dispersed throughout the state. 50 Harley-Davidson FLHTPI Electra Glide's were leased for this use by the MEB. Due to cost-cutting measures in mid 2010, the Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau was disbanded, however some motorcycle officers remain in the larger Districts such as Chicago and East St. Louis.
The Illinois State Police Merit Board administers the certification of the appointment and promotion of state police officers as well as their discipline, removal, demotion and suspension. The merit board consists of five civilian members who are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state senate. Each member serves for a term of six years and no more than three members may be affiliated with the same political party.
Since the establishment of the Illinois State Police, 66 troopers have died while on duty.
|Trooper||Star Number||EOW||Cause||Tour||Military Service|
|Trooper Nicholas Hopkins||6141||Friday, August 23, 2019||Gunfire||10 YRS|
|Trooper Gerald Wayne Ellis||6038||Saturday, March 30, 2019||Automobile Crash||11 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Brooke Jones-Story||5966||Thursday, March 28, 2019||Struck by vehicle||12 YRS|
|Trooper Christopher Lambert||6527||Saturday, January 12, 2019||Vehicular assault||5 YRS||YES|
|Trooper First Class Ryan Matthew Albin||5718||Wednesday, June 28, 2017||Automobile Crash||11 YRS 6 MO|
|Trooper James Michael Sauter||6095||Thursday, March 28, 2013||Automobile Crash||4 YRS 9 MO|
|Trooper Kyle William Deatherage||6128||Monday, November 26, 2012||Struck by vehicle||3 YRS|
|Trooper Brian Carl McMillen||Sunday, October 28, 2007||Vehicular assault||8 MO||YES|
|Sergeant Rodney Todd Miller||4352||Friday, May 12, 2006||Automobile Crash||16 YRS|
|Master Sergeant Stanley W. Talbot||1989||Saturday, June 23, 2001||Vehicular assault||26 YRS|
|Sergeant Erin Marie Hehl||Thursday, October 30, 1997||Aircraft accident||11 YRS|
|Sergeant Anthony Millison||4004||Monday, October 27, 1997||Fall||10 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Chong Soo Lim||4348||Tuesday, June 6, 1995||Vehicular assault||5 YRS|
|Trooper April C. Styburski||3848||Friday, January 5, 1990||Fall||4 YRS||YES|
|Special Agent Gary Robert Degelman||3218||Friday, May 5, 1989||Fall||7 YRS|
|Special Agent Virgil Lee Bensyl||1562||Friday, January 15, 1988||Gunfire||19 YRS||YES|
|Sergeant John H. Kugelman||3065||Monday, November 10, 1986||Vehicular assault||3 YRS||YES|
|Police Officer Nelson Smith||46||Tuesday, January 21, 1986||Gunfire||1 YR|
|Trooper Bernard D. Skeeters||1736||Thursday, May 20, 1982||Automobile Crash||12 YRS|
|Trooper Michael K. McCarter||1725||Saturday, April 7, 1979||Gunfire||9 YRS|
|Corporal George D. Craggs||Saturday, November 6, 1976||Heart Attack||20 YRS|
|Trooper Layton T. Davis||Thursday, March 18, 1976||Gunfire||19 YRS||YES|
|Special Agent Pete Earl Lackey||Monday, November 27, 1972||Stabbed||2 YRS|
|Trooper Frank R. Dunbar||Sunday, May 14, 1972||Automobile Crash||15 YRS|
|Trooper Donald R. Blickensderfer||Saturday, September 26, 1970||Automobile Crash||7 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Richard G. Warner||667||Monday, April 21, 1969||Gunfire||12 YRS|
|Trooper Floyd J. Farrar||293||Tuesday, December 17, 1968||Struck by vehicle||23 YRS|
|Trooper Warren L. Allen||351||Thursday, September 21, 1967||Automobile Crash||8 YRS|
|Trooper Frank A. Doris||1024||Saturday, May 27, 1967||Gunfire||10 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Dale August Van Vooren||Saturday, December 29, 1962||Automobile Crash||5 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Michael Theodore Angelos||Wednesday, July 13, 1960||Vehicle pursuit||4 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Clarence U. Swain||Saturday, August 1, 1959||Automobile Crash||9 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Leo S. Burakowski||926||Wednesday, September 24, 1958||Automobile Crash||1 YR||YES|
|Trooper Harry B. Bradley||1250||Thursday, October 24, 1957||Automobile Crash||11 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Glenn D. Gagnon||Sunday, December 28, 1952||Vehicle pursuit||6 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Millard R. Courtney||Wednesday, April 11, 1951||Struck by train||2 YRS||YES|
|Sergeant Corwin L. McConkey||Thursday, March 8, 1951||Gunfire||10 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Arthur Paul Goetting||Sunday, February 4, 1951||Struck by train||1 YR||YES|
|Trooper Ben R. Seaton||Monday, October 24, 1949||Automobile Crash||7 YRS|
|Trooper Roy Kyle Moody||Monday, February 28, 1949||Struck by train||8 YRS||YES|
|Trooper George Louis Fredrickson||Monday, September 1, 1947||Electrocuted||3 YRS 5 MO|
|Trooper Forrest F. Spencer||Sunday, October 27, 1946||Struck by vehicle||1 YR 6 MO|
|Trooper Marvin C. Archer||Tuesday, June 18, 1946||Gunfire||5 YRS|
|Trooper Sam Mangiamele||Friday, May 25, 1945||Motorcycle Crash||3 YRS|
|Trooper Charles J. Deans||Tuesday, August 8, 1944||Motorcycle Crash||4 YRS|
|Sergeant Phillip B. Guinto||Thursday, August 5, 1943||Motorcycle Crash||17 YRS|
|Trooper Robert Richard Thomas||Friday, May 15, 1942||Motorcycle Crash||1 YR|
|Trooper Ralph Ross Newman||Wednesday, August 20, 1941||Motorcycle Crash||4 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Rocco Vito Gragido||Wednesday, September 11, 1940||Motorcycle Crash||10 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Eugene F. Roberts||Sunday, February 18, 1940||Struck by vehicle||3 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Albert Cecil Brokmyer||294||Sunday, November 19, 1939||Gunfire||7 YRS|
|Trooper Frank J. Tamulis||Monday, August 9, 1937||Motorcycle Crash||6 MO|
|Trooper Raymond Embree||Thursday, October 15, 1936||Automobile Crash||10 MO|
|Trooper Leo James LaVelle||Saturday, November 24, 1934||Motorcycle Crash||10 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Joseph Merritt Elliott||Friday, October 20, 1933||Automobile Crash||7 MO|
|Trooper John L. McCabe||Saturday, August 12, 1933||Motorcycle Crash||10 YRS|
|Trooper Richard Groja||Sunday, May 28, 1933||Motorcycle Crash||2 MO||YES|
|Trooper James Grady Sutton||Thursday, June 30, 1932||Gunfire||3 YRS|
|Trooper Kenneth Lewis Church||Saturday, December 5, 1931||Motorcycle Crash||7 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Frank M. Schwartz||Thursday, September 11, 1930||Motorcycle Crash||10 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Robert Jefferson McDonald||Thursday, July 10, 1930||Vehicle pursuit||1 YR|
|Trooper Robert L. Fisher||Wednesday, April 24, 1929||Motorcycle Crash||5 YRS|
|Trooper George E. Wheeler||Tuesday, November 22, 1927||Motorcycle Crash||1 MO 1 WEEK|
|Trooper Paul Ellis Clendening||Wednesday, February 16, 1927||Automobile Crash||3 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Lory Lee Price||78||Tuesday, January 18, 1927||Gunfire||3 YRS||YES|
|Trooper Albert J. Hasson||Sunday, September 7, 1924||Struck by vehicle||4 MO||YES|
The uniform of the Illinois State Police has certain qualities that separate it from its neighbors. Instead of a chocolate brown uniform (similar to the Iowa State Patrol), or a light blue on dark blue (similar to the Missouri State Highway Patrol), they wear light tan/khaki shirts, and dark green pants with black trim. Dress uniforms include a jacket that matches the pants. The cold weather gear incorporates a chocolate brown all weather jacket. Leather duty gear consists of black high gloss clarino holsters, belts and accessories. The hat that is worn by the state police is a dark brown campaign hat.
The badge, instead of the traditional shield surmounted by an eagle design, is a six-pointed star that reads the rank of the trooper, and the words "Illinois State Police" in black, along with (beginning in 2002) the officer's badge number. (The badge's sequential inventory number is found stamped on the reverse side of the badge.) The badges are silver, or chrome plated steel for all ranks below Sergeant, and for Sergeant and above, the star is gold plated.
|First Deputy Director|
|Trooper First Class|
The Illinois State Police have six aircraft used for law enforcement throughout the state, one Cessna 421C and five Cessna 182. These aircraft are stationed at four airports, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, DuPage Airport, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and Whiteside County Airport. ISP has used aircraft for speed enforcement, using stop watch time measurement, since 1959. According to the FAA, aircraft registered to ISP include, a Cessna 182R N291SP, a Cessna 182S N551SP, a Cessna 182S N661SP, a Cessna 182S N771SP, a Cessna 182S N881SP, a Cessna 421C N4131Q and a 1953 Bell H13G N33615.
The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois.