News and Events
2019-2020 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Award Recognitions
The awards for the 2019/2020 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge have been ordered. Once we receive them we will contact the winning agencies to make arrangements to present them.We hope to have them by 9/30/20.
National Rail Safety Week 9/21/20 to 9/27/20
Included below is an announcement, links and supporting materials for National Rail Safety Week, beginning this week.
Operation Clear Track 2020 is a virtual event, running September 21-27, hosted by the Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver, to promote safety along railroad tracks.
Participate in National Rail Safety Week and receive a free box of 500 railroad safety cards to distribute during your public events throughout the year. Register here.
Click here to access resources to support outreach in your communities on rail safety education and awareness.
For more info about Rail Safety and Operation Lifesaver, click here.
Below are assets that can be downloaded, customized and shared with your partners, community and media to raise awareness of the program. Click the links below to open and download the assets:
2019-2020 ITSC Winners Announced
The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police have announced the winners of the 2019-2020 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge. We commend the commitment to highway safety for all of this years entries. Your highway safety efforts serve as an example to other law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois.
Unfortunately as a consequence of the pandemic we will not be able to have our traditional awards breakfast. We are committed to recognizing winning agencies in an appropriate manner of their choice.
Thanks to our many corporate partners, we are able to provide a Grand Prize drawing. Winners will be chosen via a Facebook Live event at a future date.
Due to the pandemic the 2020 Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Midwest Security and Police Conference/Expo has been postponed until November 17 & 18, 2020. The Expo is still being held at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Please plan to visit the vendor floor as many of our sponsors are represented and we encourage you to visit their booths.
Click Here for a complete list of winners.
New Snare the Drug Impaired Driver Newsletter
Illinois State Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) Jen Cifaldi has shared a copy of the Snare the Drug Impaired Driver newsletter from our friends in Minnesota. There are some very interesting articles about cannabis-induced psychosis, impaired driving and how cannabis affects driving skills even when not "intoxicated" and benzos. Jen provides a wealth of knowledge on a variety of traffic safety related topics. If you are interested in getting on her email list contact her at or 217-257-5050.
New IACP Traffic Safety Resources
The IACP recently launched new traffic safety resources for the field. IACP has created a Distracted Driving Toolkit that provides law enforcement, chief executives, command staff, first-line supervisors and patrol officers with effective strategies to improve distracted driving education and enforcement in their communities, along with tactics to help them reduce officer distraction in patrol vehicles.
The toolkit includes a number of resources, including distracted driving infographics, a report on promising practices for public education, enforcement and officer safety, templates for a press release and much more.
The IACP also launched a Traffic Safety Resource Guide to help law enforcement officers address traffic safety education and enforcement, as well as share research and best practices. The guide provides promising practices to support leaders in responding to traffic safety issues they are encountering in their communities.
To learn more or request a copy of these resources, contact the IACP’s Traffic Safety Initiatives Team click on firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Traffic Safety Challenge
ILLINOIS TRAFFIC SAFETY CHALLENGE
The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge (ITSC) is a friendly competition between similar size and type of law enforcement agencies. 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.