SSACOP Immediate Past President Chief Mitchell Davis III sworn is as President of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

This afternoon, with members of the South Suburban Association Chiefs of Police Executive Board members present, SSACOP Immediate Past President Chief Mitchell Davis III of the Hazel Crest Police Department was sworn is as the 73rd President of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. He served in successive Vice President positions for the ILACP over the previous 3 years.

Chief Davis began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Park Forest Police Department. In 2001, he took his first position as chief of police and has served as chief of police in two other departments before being appointed Chief of Police of the Hazel Crest Police Department. He was awarded the 2018 Police Chief of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission, and in 2019 he received his high school’s Jefferson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Service.

Chief Davis was recently appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to serve on the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and currently serves as its chairperson. He is also on the Executive Board for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and is a member of its Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Committee.

Chief Davis was the National Recording Secretary for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) for three years and is still a member of the National Education and Training Committee. He is also a Past Chapter President and current Executive Board member of the Chicagoland Metropolitan Chapter of NOBLE.

He will serve as President of the ILACP for the next year.

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