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Welcome to the Illinois Fire and Police Commissioners Association Website.
Our association is dedicated to serving the commissioners of the Illinois Fire and Police Commissioners Association in the state of Illinois. 

Fire and police commissions are required if your municipality has a population of 5.000 or more. If you are a new commissioner or have been on a commission for some time, our association is here to serve you by providing training and legal assistance to our members. 

Our seminars are held twice a year - Spring in the northern part of the state and Fall in the southern part. The seminars provide training relating to the duties commissioners regularly perform.  They also give commissioners legal reviews of current case laws and changes in Illinois and Federal statutes provided by the association attorney. This legal advice is available to your commission as part of your membership.

If your commission is not a member of our association, we invite you to explore our website. If you have any questions or require further assistance, you can contact any board member or one of our executive staff and we will be glad to help you.

If you are currently members we thank you for your continued participation in our organization and look forward to serving you. I look forward to seeing you and your fellow commissioners at our upcoming seminars.


Tom Herbst



message from the president

IFPCA Mission Statement


The mission of the Illinois Fire and Police Commissioners Association is to actively encourage the development of fire and police commisioner leaders and to promote a high level of training and ethical standards of excellence in commission leadership and innovation; educate and train the fire and police commission members regarding the practice of hiring, promotion and discipline; and recognize the achievements of the individual members of the fire and police commissions.