Programs the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation Supports

Programs We Support

Gold Star Families

Addressing some of the financial needs of the families of Illinois State Police officers who die in the line-of-duty such as direct donations, travel to attend the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC and Operation Santa.  If making a direct donation to the family, please list the name of the officer.

Donate now to support Gold Star Families…


Illinois State Police Benevolent Fund

Assisting current and former Illinois State Police employees in times of need such as catastrophic illness or injury, extraordinary medical situations or disaster.

Donate now to support the Illinois State Police Benevolent Fund…


Illinois State Police Memorial Park

Helping with the maintenance of our Memorial Park and holding an annual memorial commemoration.

Donate now to support the Memorial Park…


Illinois State Police Museum

Supporting the construction and maintenance of our new museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Illinois State Police.

Donate now to support the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation Museum…


Museum – Donate Historic Illinois State Police Memorabilia

Find out more about donating historic Illinois State Police memorabilia…


Programs We Support and For Which We Hold Funds

Illinois State Police Honor Guard

Offering tributes to deceased active and retired Illinois State Police personnel including serving as pallbearers, rifle bearers, and presenting national, State, and Illinois State Police colors.

More about the Illinois State Police Honor Guard…

The Statewide Honor Guard Coordinator is Lieutenant James Harris: james.harris@illinois.gov.


Illinois State Police Softball Tournament

An annual event held in the Springfield area attracting Illinois State Police personnel from around the state with the intent of camaraderie, physical exercise, and fundraising.

For more information contact Sergeant Brandon Grzechowiak, Illinois State Police – Zone 7, 217-317-0577


Illinois State Police Pipe and Drums

Contributing traditional Celtic music to mark significant events for the Illinois State Police such as graduations, ribbon cuttings, conference openings, or other ceremonies as well as bidding farewell for funeral services.

More about the Illinois State Police Pipe and Drums…

For more information, contact Kevin Park at 217-524-3803 or Pipes.Drums@illinois.gov.


Illinois State Police Chaplaincy

The Illinois State Police Chaplain Program is a volunteer program with a statewide network of clergy of various faiths who volunteer their time and talents to help the Department, its employees, and their families with confidential, supportive, and religious needs. Volunteers are not entitled to any type of compensation or other employment benefits.

More about the Chaplaincy Program…


Illinois Youth Camp

Establishing an interactive and positive relationship between Illinois teens and law enforcement officers in a week-long residency camp.

Download the Brochure… (PDF)
Visit the National Youth Cadet Law Enforcement website…


Illinois State Police 100th Anniversary

The ISP was created on April 1, 1922. In 2022 the agency be 100 years old. Celebrations and memorabilia are planned.

The Illinois State Police was created on April 1, 1922.  In 2022 the agency be 100 years old.  Celebrations and memorabilia are planned.

For more information, contact: Public Information Office, 217-782-6637