|Headquarters||2735 West 71st Street|
|Peter Pohl (deceased)|
The Illinois Police Reserves was a nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois providing auxiliary police services to suburban Chicago communities.
The Illinois Police Reserves was chartered in 1923. The organization was an all-volunteer agency providing reserve officers to assist local law enforcement agencies upon their request. Reserve officers would be utilized at parades and special events.
In February 2018, the agency was involuntarily dissolved by the State of Illinois. Captain Peter Pohl, the leader of the organization, was killed in a motor vehicle crash in Chicago on August 26, 2019.
In late 2010, an opinion by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan affirmed a state law that requires any auxiliary police to be state certified officers. Since IPR was not state certified, its partnerships with suburban police departments ended, and they ceased training of new recruits.
After a four year break, a new class of recruits is beginning the organization's 300-hour law enforcement training in January 2015; training that is not approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, the authority responsible for certifying all law enforcement personnel in Illinois.