In her ongoing effort to foster open dialogue between local law enforcement officials and state’s attorneys regarding issues impacting their professions and public safety, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) hosted a Law Enforcement Advisory Council meeting on September 28 at her district office in Lincoln.
Sen. Turner’s Law Enforcement Advisory Council is comprised of state’s attorneys and law enforcement officials from county and municipal police departments from throughout the 44th Senate District. Additionally, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Jim Kaitschuk was in attendance to discuss ongoing concerns regarding the SAFE-T Act’s implementation set to take effect on January 1, 2023.
“I am grateful for the men and women of our law enforcement as well as the state’s attorneys who tirelessly work together to keep our communities safe,” said Sen. Turner. “It’s no secret that being a member of the law enforcement community has become more difficult within our state over the last few years. As a State Senator, it is important to hear directly from our police and state prosecutors about the real-world issues that they encounter while performing their daily duties. Their honest input is vital to ensuring that I represent the public’s best interest while I am in Springfield.”
At the September 28 meeting, in addition to discussing concerns related to the SAFE-T Act, members were given the opportunity to offer ideas on how government officials can help create policies that support local law enforcement and state prosecutors perform their duties and promotes public safety.