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About Us

Founded in 1992, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) Executive Institute is dedicated to developing leaders in the law enforcement community. We address the numerous challenges that today’s law enforcement administrators face and those that will emerge as important issues during the course of the next decade and beyond. Our organization develops the values and competencies that are the institution of public service.

Clients of the ILETSB Executive Institute are high-performing supervisors, managers and executives who are committed to promoting professionalism in policing.

Following the ILETSB mission, the Executive Institute conducts research and evaluation needed to develop and improve law enforcement standards and training based on objective knowledge and the performance needs required.

Our Vision

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute values the professionalism of policing. We see ourselves evolving as the leader in promoting professionalism through practical and academic research, information sharing and succession planning.

Our Mission

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute in partnership with the law enforcement community will promote the professionalism of policing. We lead the quest to understand the current problems of law enforcement executives. Through innovative education, training, research, and services the Executive Institute will guide the law enforcement community to achieve higher standards and professional development that will enhance their mission of providing professional law enforcement services to their constituents.

What We Value

In the continuing pursuit of our mission, we are guided by the following values:

Partner We are committed to meeting the needs of the law enforcement and educational communities we serve through shared participation and mutual responsibility.
Leadership We will work together to set an example through leadership which embodies respect, compassion, dedication, integrity, and efficiency.
Guide We are committed to being responsive to the current needs and problems of law enforcement. An integral part of our programs will be to guide the law enforcement community to achieve higher standards and professional development.
Service We will strive for quality education and training through innovative and creative methods of service, establishing measurable outcomes and recognizing sustained successful performance.
Empower We are committed to empowering our staff and law enforcement leaders to resolve problems by creating an environment that encourages solutions that address the needs of the law enforcement community, ultimately promoting the professionalism of policing.

Cornerstones of Exemplary Leadership

The ILETSB Executive Institute, in partnership with the law enforcement community, promotes a range of services for supervisors, managers and executives:

  • Executive Leadership Development
  • Leadership Principles and Practices
  • Career Path Development
  • Management and Supervisory Skills
  • Executive Summits and Seminars
  • Policy and Initiatives
  • Technical Assistance
  • Publications and Resources
  • Scholarly Research

Faculty

We are committed to a blend of innovative criminal justice academics and practitioners from throughout the United States. We continue to recruit and sustain a cadre of faculty that is culturally competent and scholarly based.