Sheriff Neil Williamson hopes a new panel of retired law enforcement professionals can provide expertise and insight into tricky questions about policies and procedures.
Williamson and Undersheriff Jack Campbell have launched the program, called “Statesmen of Law Enforcement,” which brings together former top officials from city, state and federal law enforcement.
Williamson says the group will be asked to weigh in on one imminent decision… whether to allow on-duty deputies to keep using hand-held cell phones behind the wheel.
Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law banning the practice for most drivers, starting January 1st. But law enforcement is exempt from the new law.