ILACP Board Of Officers

PRESIDENT 2020-2021

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James Black is Chief of Police for the Crystal Lake Police Department. Chief Black began his career in 1988 with the Downers Grove Police Department. He retired from Downers Grove in January 2013 as Deputy Chief to accept the Chief of Police position for the City of Crystal Lake. Jim's educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Criminal/Social Justice from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, a graduate of the 235th Session of the FBI National Academy, and a graduate of the 75th Session of FBI LEEDS. 

Chief Black has served on the ILACP Executive Board, the ILACP Constitution and Bylaws Committee as Chairman, the McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association Executive Board, and the North East Multi-Regional Training (MTU #3) Finance and Audit Committee.

Jim Black has been married for 30 years to his wife, Kim, and they have two children. 

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Chief Mitchell R. Davis is Chief of Police for the Hazel Crest Police Department. 

He started his law enforcement career with the Park Forest Police Department in 1991. In Park Forest, he served in many capacities, such as investigator, evidence technician, juvenile officer, SWAT officer, DARE instructor, EDGE instructor, and others. He was selected as the 1996 Police Officer of the Year for his work as a detective in the department. He was also part of the first group of detectives that made up the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. In 2001, he left the Park Forest Police Department and took his first Chief of Police position with the Dixmoor Police Department. He later became Chief of Police for the Robbins Police Department, before going to Hazel Crest.

Chief Davis is pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership at Concordia University of Chicago, and holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Governors State University. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, class #182. Chief Davis was recognized as the 2018 Police Chief of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission, and is the 2018 recipient of the Ed Van Ley Community Service Award from the District 205 Academic Enrichment Foundation.

Chief Davis is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), where he is a member of the National Executive Board and the National Education and Training Committee.  He is also a Past Chapter President and current Executive Board member of the Chicagoland Metropolitan Chapter.

Chief Davis was appointed to the Executive Board for the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police by President James Kruger in 2017. He is also a representative for the organization on the State of Illinois Criminal Justice Coordinating Advisory Council, which addresses criminal justice reform. He is an evaluator for the ILACP Assessment Center Service.

Chief Davis was appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Committee in 2017, and sat as a presenter on two panels at the 2017 IACP Conference.

Chief Davis serves as an Executive Board member and Training Committee Chairperson for the South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chief Davis serves as the chairman for the Southland Juvenile Justice Council, which seeks to divert juveniles in south suburban Cook County from the criminal justice system. He is a member of the NBC 5 Community Action Board, which is an advisory board that works to display positive images and activities in our communities in the media. He served as a member of the Cook County Gun Violence Task Force, which developed suggestions to reduce gun violence in Cook County. He serves as an executive board member of the E-Com Consolidated Dispatch Center, which services nine south suburban communities of Chicago. He also serves as a member of the Cook County Interoperability Advisory Council, which works to ensure interoperability between agencies in Cook County and statewide.

Chief Davis is a certified trainer and facilitator for NOBLE’s “The Law and Your Community.” He developed and taught life-skills classes for the Nike Corporation for 13 years to professional basketball prospects. He also developed and taught a 10-week life-skills program for homeless inter-city young men who are HIV positive, gay, and homeless. He was a guest presenter at Governors State University for 10 years, and was a professor in the Criminal Justice Department for Westwood College. He has also served as a Police Liaison Officer for 27 years at south suburban Chicago high schools.

Chief Davis was published in Issue 16.1 of the Illinois Training and Standards Board Executive Institute’s “Law Enforcement Executive Forum” with an article entitled, “The Reality That Creates the Perception: An African-American Law Enforcement Executive’s View of the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the African-American Community,” and again in the November 2016 issue of Command Magazine with an article entitled, “Leadership in Law Enforcement’s Responsibility on Bias; From a Black Chief’s Perspective.”

Chief Davis frequently travels the country as a guest speaker and trainer for organizations such as NOBLE, IACP, ILACP, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Association, Atlanta Police Department Command Staff, Congressional Black Caucus, as well as others. He has also developed and presents classes such as Leadership in Law Enforcement from a Black Chief’s Perspective, Law Enforcement and the Minority Community, and Courageous, Inclusive Leadership in Law Enforcement.

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Chief Lou Jogmen is Chief of Police for the Highland Park Police Department.

He started his law enforcement career with the Prospect Heights Police Department in 1993. In 1994, he accepted a position with the Park Ridge Police Department, where he served in many capacities, including patrol officer, the department’s first DARE Officer, Accreditation Manager, Traffic Section supervisor, Investigations Commander, Public Information Officer, and ultimately, Deputy Chief. He was selected as Park Ridge Police Officer of the Year in 1996.  In 2018, he accepted a position as Chief of Police for the City of Highland Park.

In 1992 Jogmen graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University. In his work away from the department, he has conducted individual, pre-employment psychological assessments for public safety agency candidates and public safety promotional assessment center processes. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Leadership Program and its Executive Management Program.  In 2013, Jogmen became a Certified Police Chief through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police credentialing program.

In 2013, Chief Jogmen was appointed to the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Board as Committee Chair for the Traffic Safety Committee by President Bob Porter. As Committee Chair, Chief Jogmen led his team in the design and development of the statewide Rail Safety Week initiatives, which involved almost 400 agencies, as well as the statewide Speed Awareness Day and Distracted Driving Week awareness campaigns. Jogmen also serves the Association through his work as an assessor for the state’s accreditation program, ILEAP, and has served on the Association’s Public Relations/Content Strategy Committee.

Chief Jogmen’s work with the Traffic Safety Committee has been recognized by the Illinois State Senate, 100th General Assembly, as well as the National Safety Council, which awarded him the 2017 Green Cross Safety Advocate Award. In 2017, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police President Casstevens awarded Chief Jogmen the President’s Award in recognition of his work in traffic safety for the association.

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Dr. Laura L. V. King currently serves as the Chief of Police for the McHenry County Counservation District. Prior her current assignment she served as the Commander of the Support Services Division of the McHenry, Illinois, Police Department from 1996-2016.   

She began with the department in 1996 as a patrol officer, developing community-oriented policing programs and being designated as a crisis-intervention, field-training, and juvenile officer.  Dr. King was also an inspector with the North Central Narcotics Task Force, responsible for both overt (tactical) and covert (undercover) narcotics operations while assigned to a multiagency specialized unit.  During this time, she acquired advanced training in surveillance, interviewing, and management of narcotics investigations, as well as experience in working cooperatively with local, state, and federal agencies. 

In 2003, Dr. King became a detective, conducting general investigations with specialty areas of asset forfeiture, financial crimes, sexual assault, crimes against children, crimes against the elderly, forensic interviewing, and evidence processing and handling.  When she became a patrol/administrative sergeant, Dr. King’s responsibilities increased to include supervision of staff members, quality assurance for written reports, scheduling, productivity monitoring, and grant program management.  She continued these roles when she became commander in 2012 where she also became responsible for the administrative division operations of the police department. 

Dr. King is an adjunct instructor in the criminal justice and psychology programs at McHenry County College in Woodstock, Illinois.  She previously worked as an adjunct instructor in the criminal justice programs at both Judson University and Columbia College of Missouri. In addition, she is a state-certified instructor for a variety of criminal justice courses at Northern Illinois Multi-Regional Training, Inc.   

Dr. King has had many officer wellness related articles published in various professional journals.  She works as a subject matter expert for BJA’s VALOR for Blue program and travels the country speaking on matters of mental wellness, psychological resiliency and physical fitness. 

Dr. King received her doctorate of philosophy and her master’s degree in psychology at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota; she received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice management from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. She is a graduate of both Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and of Session 265 of the FBI’s National Academy. 

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Bill Kushner was appointed to the Chicago Police Department on January 3, 1977.  Bill served as a patrol officer, tactical officer, detective, and instructor at the Chicago Police Academy. 

In 1988, Bill was promoted to Sergeant; after working as a street Sergeant, Bill was reassigned to the Academy to supervise specialty training, ranging from crowd control tactics for World Cup Soccer to motorcycle instructor training.  Bill was in charge of Hazardous Materials training for the Chicago PD.

Promoted to Lieutenant in 1998, Bill was assigned as a Tactical Operations lieutenant, and had served as Officer In Charge for several major events ranging from July 3rdFireworks on the Lakefront to Taste of Chicago and the Bud Biliken and South Side Irish Parades; Bill was subsequently transferred to the Organized Crime Division where he commanded the Criminal Enterprise Investigations Group.  The CEIG was responsible for Asset Forfeiture, Money Laundering and Mortgage Fraud investigations, as well as being the “home unit” for CPD personnel assigned to federal task forces. 

After participating in a selection process run by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Bill was selected to become Chief of Police in Berwyn, Illinois.  Bill held that position from January, 2006 until March 2010.  In November, 2010, he was tapped to help the Village of Lakemoor with their PD, and served with LPD from November 2010 through September 2012, at which time he was recruited to take over the Des Plaines Police Department. Bill has served as a course evaluator for the ILETSB, adjunct faculty for several universities, and has published articles in various law enforcement magazines.

Bill and his wife Cathy have been married for 37 years, have two children and two grandchildren.

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Chief Dean Stiegemeier is a dedicated public servant with more than 42 years of progressive law enforcement experience. Chief Stiegemeier started his law enforcement career in 1977 with the Carpentersville Police Department, working his way through the ranks to Deputy Chief. He left Carpentersville in 2011 to become the Chief of Police for the City of South Beloit, Illinois. In January 2018, he became Chief of Police for the Maple Park, Illinois, Police Department which is known for its dedicated support of Special Olympics of Illinois – number three in the state (2018, 2019, 2020).

Chief Stiegemeier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Management and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Judson University, Elgin, Illinois. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command as well as a Certified Police Chief through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

Stiegemeier is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association. He is a past member of the Winnebago County Emergency Telephone Systems Board (E-9-1-1), the Winnebago – Boone Integrity Task Force and past Director of the Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board (MTU-2). Chief Stiegemeier is a past Vice President of Community Unit School District 300 Board of Education, past Chairman of the Village of Gilberts Board of Police Commissioners (where he is still a member), and past Chairman of the Village of Gilberts Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a 3rd degree Master Mason - Dundee Lodge #190 and a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Freeport – 32nd degree Mason.

Chief Stiegemeier is married to his wife of 43 years, Peggy, has two wonderful grown daughters and two beautiful granddaughters.

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Chief Dan Ryan started his law enforcement path in 1995 as an Auxiliary Deputy with the Sangamon County Sheriff's Department. In 1996, he was hired as a Civil Process Server with Sangamon County and then as a Part-Time Officer in Pleasant Plains, IL. He was hired in 1997 as the Assistant Coordinator of Police Training with the Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission. In 1998, Chief Ryan took over the duties of Police Training Coordinator for LETAC, where he still serves today. In the winter of 1998, Chief Ryan was selected as a part-time officer with the Leland Grove Police Department and, in February 1999, he was promoted to full-time status. Chief Ryan has since risen through the ranks to his current position.

Dan Ryan has been a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police for many years and has served on the Education committee as well as the Training committee of this organization.

He has held or currently holds the following certifications: Firearms Instructor, Range Master Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor, Law Enforcement Video Instructor, DUI Field Sobriety Instructor, Taser Instructor, Juvenile Officer, Evidence Officer, Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, Internal Affairs Supervisor, Field Training Officer/Supervisor, FOIA Officer and Bike Patrol Officer.

Chief Ryan and his wife, Shannon, have been married for 20 years and they have four children. They are active members of St. Judes Catholic Church, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. 



Chief Steven Stelter was sworn in February 13, 2020, as Chief of Police in Indian Head Park. Prior to that, he had been the Chief of Police for the Westchester Police Department for three years and the Brookfield Police Department for eight years. 

Chief Stelter began his law enforcement career in 1976 in the United States Army as a Military Policeman, where he proudly served with the 77th Military Police Detachment in Mannheim, Germany. Upon being Honorably Discharged in June 1979, Chief Stelter was hired by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office in October 1979, where he spent the next 28 years and retired in November 2007.  While at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Stelter’s duties included:  patrol officer, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, community policing supervisor, patrol watch commander (Lieutenant), gang unit supervisor, and Deputy Director of the DuPage County Auto Theft Task Force.

Chief Stelter has been a law enforcement trainer for fifteen years and spent thirteen years on the DuPage County Sheriff Special Operations Unit (SWAT), where he was a team leader and a certified instructor in less lethal force, self-defense and arrest tactics.  Chief Stelter worked as an instructor for the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn for eight of those years.

He has been a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police since 2007 and was elected to the Board of Officers in 2015 as the 4th Vice President.  He had been appointed to the Executive Board in 2009 and served on the Training and Education Committee.  He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves there as the Illinois representative with the State Association of Chiefs of Police (SACOP).  Currently, he is a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pre-Trial Practices and serves on the Arrest Decision/Pre-Arraignment Subcommittee.  Chief Stelter belongs to the West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association, where he served as the President from 2012-2014 and is currently the association’s Parliamentarian.  He also served on the Training Curriculum Committee with North East Multi-Regional Training (NEMRT). 

Chief Stelter is a 2000 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (Class 144) and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2010 (Session 241).  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University and a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

He currently is an adjunct professor with Elmhurst College and is currently the State Director for the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run with Special Olympics Illinois.  Steve and his wife, Laura, of 31 years reside in Lombard and have two children and one grandchild.


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Russell B. Laine had retired as Chief of the Algonquin Police Department before accepting a temporary appointment as chief of police in Fox Lake early in 2016. He has since left that position and is fully retired. He is a Past President of ILACP and past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He served in Algonquin from 1985 to 2014.

Laine is a Vietnam veteran who served as a combat medic before beginning his career in law enforcement with the Streamwood Police Department in 1976. He holds a law degree from John Marshall Law School and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Police Administration and Training Program.