Across Illinois we see an unchecked rise in violent crime. Carjackings, shootings and other senseless acts of violence have Illinois residents living in fear of criminals. All the while law-abiding citizens are denied access to FOID cards through endless delays and our law enforcement officers don’t receive the support they need from our government.
Every Illinois family deserves a neighborhood free of violence. Our initiatives will implement reforms to make sure public safety officials are prepared for their positions and help recruit and retain the best and the brightest in law enforcement. We also propose improvements to the FOID application process and a study of the bail reform to ensure communities are safe and free of organized criminals.
Let’s reimagine Illinois together!
End corruption & patronage in law enforcement training
For too long, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board has been a patronage haven for Mike Madigan and his friends. We must reform the process to make sure our public safety officials are prepared for their difficult careers.
Create the Back the Badge program
Law enforcement jobs require our best and brightest citizens to apply in order for our citizens to be protected. We need to implement a program to recruit and retain the best officers we can put on the streets.
Licensed gun owners have seen countless delays on their FOID applications and renewals caused by bureaucratic walls. Responsible gun owners shouldn’t be left waiting at the mercy of a flawed system while criminals continue to flout the law.
Study bail reform
Taking away someone’s freedom is not an easy step to take, but when weighed against the well-being of society it may be necessary. In recent years, Illinois has made many changes to its bail program. These changes must be reviewed to examine their impact on crime.