THE ITALIAN AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
2017 IAPA Board
The Italian American Police Association began in 1963, when a group
of 12 police officers saw a need for a fraternal organization, which
embraced all law enforcement officers of Italian heritage in the
State of Illinois. With this as its purpose, a charter was secured,
by-laws adopted and today an association of over 500 members, who
are employed as law enforcement officers. All are of Italian origin
and have dedicated themselves to fulfilling the mission statement.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Italian American Police Association of Illinois is to promote friendship, cooperation, and unified
and concerted action among its members for their common benefit; to further the preservation of, and adherence to, the
Constitutions of the United States and the State of Illinois; to uphold and enforce federal, state, and municipal laws;
to promote education, training, and the exchange of knowledge and information in the field of law enforcement; and to
oppose discrimination and prejudice against all people.