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  Illinois Police Accreditation Coalition

Dedicated to Professionalism


Welcome to the I-PAC Website


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Our Mission

To promote professionalism among Police Departments in Illinois and surrounding Midwestern States.


I-PAC is dedicated to law enforcement accreditation.  Law Enforcement Accreditation demands accountability, professionalism and best practices. 

CALEA® (Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies) Law Enforcement Accreditation is the Gold Standard.  CALEA has accreditation programs for Law Enforcement Agencies (State, County, Municipal, University, etc.), Law Enforcement Communications Centers, Law Enforcement Training Academies, and Campus Security Agencies (non-sworn).  I-PAC has member agencies accredited in all but Campus Security, since that program is relatively new.  I-PAC's primary functions are to conduct mock assessments for member agencies, provide training and assistance, and provide feedback to CALEA® to assist in the continual improvement of CALEA® standards.  I-PAC is currently one of the largest CALEA® PACs.

I-PAC also supports IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators) Accreditation and ILEAP (Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program) Accreditation.  I-PAC has member agencies accredited by IACLEA and ILEAP.  I-PAC provides support and assistance to agencies considering accreditation, those in self-assessment, and those that are accredited.

We recognize and support accreditation of law enforcement agencies as a vital means to enhance the quality of law enforcement services.  To this end, I-PAC provides a network for member agencies that encourages communication, mutual cooperation, support, and the sharing of valuable resources.


Postal Address


c/o Ernie Knight

University of Chicago Police Department

6054 S. Drexel Avenue

Chicago, Illinois



  • Need to Contact a Board Member?  Click on an email link below.  If you need to find the Vice President for your agency to request a mock assessment.  Click on the Services link (left), then the Mock Request link at the bottom of the page.

President:         Ernie Knight

Vice President:  Laura King

Vice President:  Syndy Nugent

Vice President:  Chris Weinbrenner

Vice President:  Gary Wigman

Secretary:        Lisa Blackwell

Treasurer:        William Walsh


Member agencies can access the I-PAC Online File Folder at https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/

This is a repository of I-PAC agency policies and documents on a variety of topics.  Access to the Online File Folder uses the same Username and Password as the Member's Section of this website.