The Illinois State Police say they’re working to improve diversity at the agency and expand capacity, but this comes after years of criticism over a huge backlog in DNA evidence and the slow processing of firearm licenses. The 21st was joined by Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly to talk about it.
Director, Illinois State Police
Today, Illinois State Police, Cadet Class 133 began their twenty-eight (28) week training at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield, Illinois, which balances classroom instruction, physical skills training, and integrated practicals.
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— Illinois State Police Recruitment (@Illinoistrooper) August 22, 2021
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