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Kendall County EMA, Sheriff’s Office staff attend ILEAS

Pictured (from left) are Chief Deputy Mike Peters, Sheriff Dwight Baird, Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder, Kendall County Board Vice-Chair Lynn Cullick, EMA Director Joseph Gillespie and Deputy Commander Jason Langston.
Pictured (from left) are Chief Deputy Mike Peters, Sheriff Dwight Baird, Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder, Kendall County Board Vice-Chair Lynn Cullick, EMA Director Joseph Gillespie and Deputy Commander Jason Langston.

Kendall County Emergency Management Agency and Kendall County Sheriff’s Office staff attended the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) training conference March 4-6 in Springfield.

The primary reason for ILEAS being formed was to develop and operate a statewide mutual aid plan. ILEAS also provides many exceptional training and professional growth opportunities at the conference.

ILEAS was formed in 2002 in response to the Sept. 11 attacks as a joint venture of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. ILEAS was created to meet the needs of local law enforcement throughout the state of Illinois in matters of mutual aid, emergency response, and the combining of resources for public safety and terrorism prevention and response. ILEAS is a consortium of more than 900 local governments.

The ILEAS conference also had many new products and technologies on display. This gave Sheriff Dwight Baird and his staff the opportunity to review new products.

The sheriff was able to show some new products and technologies to two county board members, Chairman Scott Gryder and Vice Chair Lynn Cullick, who were in Springfield attending a meeting.

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