As the first state police agency to receive national accreditation, the Illinois
State Police is truly a network of facilities and people as diverse as Illinois
itself. This network includes 21 district headquarters, eight full service forensic
laboratories, and more than 3,000 dedicated members of the department.
Every year officers from the Illinois State Police issue hundreds of thousands
of traffic citations and make thousands of arrests. Despite the large number of contacts
and arrests, a relatively small number of complaints are generated against our employees. Sometimes the situation is simply informational where a citizen does not understand the
laws involved, police powers or procedures. If the complaint involves an employee’s
demeanor or actions such as misconduct or use of force, an investigation will be
conducted. Illinois State Police employees are held to the highest standards of
ethical conduct. We take every complaint seriously. When an investigation
is completed and discipline is warranted, proper action is taken.
In addition to policing its own, the Illinois State Police, in conjunction with
the Office of the Executive Inspector General, is responsible for enforcing provisions of
Administrative Order #6. In short, Administrative Order #6 sets the procedures and
guidelines for investigating and reporting misconduct by state employees and incidents at
As the Illinois State Police looks to the future its employees embrace their
responsibility to promote public safety with integrity, service, and pride to improve the
quality of life for our citizens.