Mission, Vision, and Values


The Illinois State Police will relentlessly protect public safety and pursue justice for the People of Illinois.


We strive for excellence in all we do - seeking to be one of the premier policing agencies in the country.


Integrity - Trust and Dependability to Act Responsibly

The Illinois State Police standard - respect, fairness, honesty, and ethical conduct - is exceedingly high. We are accountable for always having the courage to do what is right, even when no one is observing or evaluating.

Service - Contribute to the Welfare of Others

The Illinois State Police is committed to performing duties to meet the needs of others and promoting proactive partnerships to identify problems and develop solutions to improve public safety and strengthen relationships with citizens and the criminal justice community.

Pride - Respect for Self, Others and the Organization

Believing in the integrity of our actions, the Illinois State Police takes pride in the results we achieve as individuals and as an organization.


  • Improve the quality of life for our citizens through unimpeachable integrity, public service, training and education.
  • Safeguard the public by assisting law enforcement, decreasing traffic fatalities and injuries and reducing crime and the fear of crime.
  • Provide leadership through innovation as a dynamic, diverse, learning organization which promotes personal and professional growth.