Planning for Body Cameras 2022 and Beyond  

3 dates and locations: Elgin, Fairview Heights, Springfield 




 Motorola Solutions (Watchguard) 


General description:

The Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act was effective January 1, 2016. It was amended by the SAFE-T Act of 2021, which requires all Illinois LE agencies to implement a body-worn camera program, depending on agency type and size, no later than January 1, 2025.

Only about 10 percent of Illinois agencies have implemented body cameras so far.

To help prepare all agencies for the new law, this training will provide you the collective experience of agencies in northern, central, and southeastern Illinois that have been using the cameras.

You will learn what’s in the law, but more important, you will learn how you can best plan for and implement a successful body-worn camera program. The session will address policies, practices, and lessons learned from these agencies. You will learn about interaction with state’s attorneys’ offices and how the use of cameras can assist with citizen complaints.

Who should attend? Chiefs and command staff who oversee or plan to oversee a BWC program. It will helpful for agencies already using cameras and the other 90 percent that are looking into it.

COST:  FREE -  Registration is required

  1. Welcome and introductions

    Ed Wojcicki, ILACP Executive Director

  2. Lessons already learned and updates in the law:  What you need to do to plan for and implement body-worn cameras. Essential information whether you are already using body cameras, or not.
         ELGIN: Chiefs Ana Lalley, Elgin, and Patrick Kreis, Vernon Hills
         FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS: Chief Steve Johnson, Swansea
         SPRINGFIELD: Chief Kenny Winslow, Springfield
  1. A state’s attorney perspective

    ELGIN: Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser
    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS: Representative from Madison and St. Clair County SA’s office (invited)
    SPRINGFIELD: Representative from Sangamon County SA’s office (invited)
  1. How these vendors can assist you:

    Motorola Solutions

  2. Q&A throughout the program.

  3. Adjourn


  • A handout about the Illinois Body Worn Camera Act with updates
  • The three vendors will have exhibit booths with opportunities for you to talk to them

November 8, 2021
9 AM - Noon
Elgin Community College - Seigle Auditorium in Building E - UPDATED LOCATION
(Park in lot E) - Click here for a map
1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123

Fairview Heights
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
9 AM - Noon
Fairview Heights Police Department
10027 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Thursday, December 2, 2021
9 AM - Noon
Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel
701 East Adams, Springfield, IL 62701

Register Here