Department Of State Police www.isp.state.il.us
801 South Seventh Street; Suite 100-S
Springfield, IL 62794-9461
To promote public safety and improve the quality of
life in Illinois.
• Protect communities.
• Enhance highway safety.
• Support homeland security efforts.
• Improve officer safety and information sharing.
• Ensure integrity, accountability and efficiency.
Summary of Agency Operations
The Illinois State Police (ISP) promotes public safety
to improve the quality of life in Illinois. ISP functions
include protecting life and property, enforcing both
criminal laws and motor vehicle safety laws,
responding to emergencies and disasters, providing
forensic services to local law enforcement statewide,
and providing a myriad of diverse specialized
services to both the public and the criminal justice
communities. The department is organized into six
major programs: Operations, Financial Fraud and
Forgery, Forensic Services and Identification, Internal
Investigation, Information Technology Command, and
Agency Resources Employed
FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
Actual Enacted Recommended
General Funds 216,991.4 221,406.2 214,511.0
Other State Funds 176,793.6 186,575.7 194,803.2
Federal Funds 22,900.0 20,000.0 40,000.0
Total 416,685.0 427,981.9 449,314.2
Actual Estimated Recommended
Headcount (FTE) 3,335.0 3,422.0 3,422.0
Appropriations ($ thousands)
• Initiated police vehicle replacement. Senate
Bill 450, which was signed into law on December
15, 2008, provides additional funding for the
replacement of the department’s aging police
vehicles. This has been a collaborative effort
with the General Assembly and the Governor’s
Office, and will greatly increase state police
• Solved crime through DNA analysis. The
State Police is second in the nation in solving
cases through the Combined DNA Index System
(CODIS), producing 6,727 hits since the start of
CODIS in Illinois. State law requires all convicted
felons to submit a DNA sample, which is
uploaded into the CODIS computer system.
• Implemented changes to the Firearm Owner’s
Identification Card (FOID) application
process. In fiscal year 2008, legislation passed
extending the FOID card expiration date from five
years to 10 years. The fee increased from $5 to
$10. The department implemented changes to
automate and expedite the processing of
applications with a focus towards reducing the
• Created Web site for cataloging and retrieving
school floor plans for emergency purposes.
In 2008, the ISP created a Web site that allows
each ISP district to catalog and retrieve floor
plans for elementary and secondary schools
residing in their jurisdiction. These floor plans will
be used in the event of an unforeseen
emergency. The program is over 80 percent
populated. The goal for 2009 is to make this
Web site more accessible to local police officers
throughout the state.
KEY BUDGET INITIATIVES
• Maintain front line service. The State Police is
planning to graduate 55 police officers in May
2009 and another 100 police officers in February
2010. These officers will enforce the traffic laws
to ensure safety on Illinois highways, and
investigate criminal activity including murders,
drug crimes and fraud.
The Division of Administration is responsible for
centralized supply, facility and fleet management
resources. The division oversees the radio
communications system accessed by police officers
statewide, as well as manages the district call
centers. The division is also responsible for training
new state police cadets and provides training for local
officers throughout Illinois.
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