The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sheriff John D. Idleburg has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB). ILETSB’s Executive Committee nominated and elected Sheriff Idleburg on December 8, 2022. Sheriff Idleburg will preside as the Vice Chairman of ILETSB’s Executive Committee and also serves as a member on the Finance & Legislative Committee, as well as the Special Committee on Personnel Matters.
In 2020, Sheriff Idleburg was appointed to ILETSB as a Board Member by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is the state agency which is mandated to promote and maintain a high level of professional standards for law enforcement and correctional officers. The Board is responsible for establishing mandatory minimum thresholds which govern the hiring and training of law enforcement personnel. The Board currently has eight appointed members and six statutory members, and all play a crucial role in professionalizing Illinois law enforcement.
Sheriff Idleburg looks forward to continuing to ensure the community’s values and expectations are mirrored in the requirements of statewide law enforcement.
Sheriff Idleburg said, “The ILETSB Board and ILETSB staff continue to make significant progress in building out a much more robust organization. With many changes in the law, ILETSB is growing and will provide greater support and resources to law enforcement statewide. This will include greater funding to the state’s Mobile Training Units (MTUs), which provide direct training to law-enforcement officers across the state. It is a true honor representing Lake County at the statewide level.”