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It is Director Fischer’s hope that this direct contact with his office will help eliminate the “rumor mill” and will help facilitate open and effective communication between the Board office and the law enforcement community across the State of Illinois.

You may use this form to ask Director Fischer a question, obtain clarification on a Board-related topic, express a concern, or submit a request. All submissions will go straight to the Director’s office, and you will receive an accurate response, in a timely manner.

Any agency-specific questions will be answered privately. However, if a general question is asked, and the answer may be beneficial to other agencies using this site, the response will be sent to the individual asking the question, and also posted as an announcement on the front page.

Please note that any submission which constitutes a FOIA request will be treated as such, and the response will come from our FOIA Officer within 5 business days. 


Training to Begin Again


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To Sheriffs, Chiefs, Coroners, and Officers,I am writing this letter to inform you of the upcoming changes in West Central Illinois Criminal Justice Council (MTU 9).  I have accepted a position to be the Director of Campus Safety at Blackburn College effective March 9, 2020.  I have enjoyed my time serving all of you for the past four years as Director of MTU 9 and have met a lot of great officers and people in general.  Effective March 9, 2020, Penny Abbott will be the new Director of MTU 9 and Jill Ward will be the new Assistant Director.  The two of them bring a lot of experience and there is no doubt in my mind they will continue to do an outstanding job for all of you.  I strongly encourage you to give them a call and welcome them on their new positions, and continue to give them the support that you always have.  This should be an easy transition and business will continue as normal.  Again thank you to all, be safe, keep training, and if you are ever in Carlinville give me a call.Tod Dowdy, MTU 9 Director

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URGENT -- Funding Message

**URGENT: A message from ILETSB Executive Director Brent Fischer, to all Illinois local law enforcement agencies:

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Fiscal Funding Alert for MTU 9

Fiscal Funding Status for MTU 9 ~ from Director Tod Dowdy

January 13, 2020


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Legislative Enactment of the Month - October 2019


OCTOBER – 2019

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New CIT Training Resource Available

Crisis Intervention Team Training Resource - Now Available

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Search and Seizure Quarterly - Summer 2019



(April-June 2019 Cases)

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Canine Policy Revision

Canine Policy Revision - March 26, 2019

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Narcotic Detection Canine Requalification Standards

Updated on K-9 Compliance - 2/7/2019

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Conor's Law - ILETSB Model Policy Available

Posted: 6/7/2018

Conor's Law - ILETSB Model Policy on the Response and Release of Individuals Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol: Last year, PA 100-537 was passed requiring the Board to create a model policy to train law enforcement officers on how to respond to individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of an arrest - with special considerations for those under age 21. After researching the general issues, discussions with stakeholders, and an invitation for public comment, we are pleased to share this model policy with the law enforcement community. While law enforcement agencies are not mandated to make any changes under this law, we believe that this model policy stands as an example of how to balance several concerns while maintaining the safety interests of the detainee. This document will be permanently available in the new section of the Board’s website for “Model Policies” under the “Resources” tab.

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Annual Narcotic Detection Canine Recertification Report Form (for 2018)
Posted: 1/3/2019 As you are aware, effective January 1, 2019, the process for annual canine re-qualifications has changed.  The old Annual Recertification Form was removed from the website, but we have received numerous inquiries from agencies who have not yet submitted their 2018 certification documents.  Click here to retrieve the Annual  recertification Form if you are filing for 2018 recertification.   Be sure to send the completed form, along with a scanned copy of the certificate of completion of training . All 2018 recertifications must be filed  by January 31, 2018.  

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