To improve our effectiveness in addressing and responding to overall issues and concerns of homeland security, we must strengthen local leadership. To this end, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute created the Center for Homeland Security Leadership to serve the command and executive public safety leaders within Illinois. The mission of the Center for Homeland Security Leadership is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of homeland security for today's public safety leaders through innovative education, training, publications, and services to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from homeland security incidents.
Funding for homeland security workshops and state or federally sponsored courses is dependent on available funding from the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. Requests must be submitted to the ILETSB Executive Institute no later than 30 days prior to the event.
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In this edition of the Center for Homeland Security Leadership (CHSL) Newsletter, the feature article discusses the recent Countering Violent Extremism Executive Summit hosted by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute. This article describes the various sessions during the Summit, which covered different aspects of countering homegrown violent extremism.
Other articles in this issue cover the IEMA Training Summit, research summaries of the Warrior-Guardian Mindset and Divorce Rate of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers in Illinois research projects, the Corrections Center, and Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. The final part of the newsletter introduces some of the Executive Institute staff located in Springfield.
If you would like to submit an article for the newsletter or the CHS newsletter, forward information to Research Associate, Rebecca Hickey (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call ILETSB Executive Institute at 309-298-2646 for more information.
The Illinois School and Campus Safety program provides awareness and preparedness training to enhance organizational capacity to plan for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster.
Through communication and collaboration with all stakeholders, schools and campuses have the opportunity to be better prepared in the event of a disaster. Keeping our schools and campuses safe requires communication and collaboration on the part of administrators; faculty and staff; first responders including police, fire, and EMS; and many other entities. Coordinating your safety plan with the help of all stakeholders lays the groundwork for organized response.
Cyber threats from malicious actors are a growing concern across the United States. Voluntary sharing of incident information between state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) law enforcement and the federal government is important to ensuring a safe and secure cyberspace. This document details different ways SLTT law enforcement partners can report suspected or confirmed cyber incidents to the federal government. No matter which "door" SLTT law enforcement uses, information is shared within the federal government to provide an appropriate response while protecting citizens' privacy and civil liberties under the law.