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The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge (ITSC) is a friendly competition between law enforcement agencies of a similar size and type.  It is a program coordinated by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) Traffic Committee and supported by a NHTSA grant administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering (BSPE), as well as much-appreciated funding from private entities.

The Challenge is much more than a peer competition. It is a template for law enforcement agencies to identify traffic issues, plan strategies, reduce social harm and improve the quality of life in their communities. The Challenge helps agencies demonstrate successes to their government officials, community leaders and citizens. The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to contribute to the Illinois' Strategic Highway Safety Plan and have a significant impact on the reduction of crashes, deaths and associated injuries across the state.

News, Training and Events

The 2022/23 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Winner Announced!

Congratulations to the 2022/23 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge winners!  This years applications were exceptional. Thanks to everyone who submitted an application.  Your efforts are making your community and Illinois roadways safer. This years awards breakfast is being held in conjunction with the Midwest Police and Security Expo in Tinley Park on August 11, 2023. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information on the breakfast and to register click this breakfast Link

Click on this Link to see the complete list of winners.  


                   Mark Your Calendars

                                NHTSA Region 5

                       Illinois Speed Awareness Day 

                         Wednesday July 26, 2023

In 2016, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) founded Illinois Speed Awareness Day.  Speed Awareness Day was a combined statewide effort involving public and private stakeholders partnering to address the issue of excessive speeding on Illinois roadways and the deadly impact speeding has on traffic safety.  The initiative include partnerships with law enforcement agencies located in NHTSA Region 5 states of; Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and NHTSA Region 7 states of; Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.


A website has been developed for this multi-state/mid America initiative.   

Home - Region 5 Speed Awareness Day 

Speed Awareness Day is a two-pronged effort, combining an education/public outreach component, along with a high visibility enforcement effort.  To assist agencies with outreach, the website has a Resource Page containing NHTSA Traffic Safety links, media templates, social media examples and a speed fact sheet to engage media and stakeholders.  

To register your agency's participation, go to:  Register - Region 5 Speed Awareness Day  

Agencies have the flexibility to set their own enforcement hours during the day-long campaign with a focus along high traffic/crash corridors in their jurisdiction. There is no minimum or maximum number of enforcement hours that need to be scheduled.  

By combining efforts, a common goal can be achieved: reduce crashes, prevent injuries and more importantly – save lives through proactive enforcement and public awareness. 

Illinois Truck Enforcement Association Training

Check out the ITEA Training Calendar.  Upcoming training included Intro to Commercial Vehicles, Basic Truck Enforcement , Refresher Class, Advanced Class and portable scale Maintenance.

Go to: for more information.

Application Help

If you have any questions or are interested in getting assistance with completing your application contact Program Directors Scott Kristiansen at 847 456-2293 or Paul Rizzo 224 286-0102   You can also get a lot of information on putting together a winning application by attending one of our "How To" seminars. 


NEMRT Traffic Safety Training

Make sure to check out NEMRTs Spring Catalog for SFST, ARIDE, Compliance Check, Breath Analysis, DUI awareness, Testifying at a DUI Trial, and Truck overweight training at: NEMRT Trying Catalog 



2021/22 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Breakfast Photos

 The 2021/22 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Breakfast Photos are now available on SmugMug.   Click this link to take you directly to the website. HERE.  All photos are free.  Just download the photos you want.

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