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The Public Information Office is an office under the director that is charged with creating, vetting, and distributing information about the Illinois State Police and its dealings with the goal of informing the public and building police community relations.

ISP in the News

ISP Director's Media Briefing on the Highland Park Parade Shooting

Public Safety Enforcement Group officer interaction
Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Jarran Riley, with the Public Safety Enforcement Group (PSEG), stops to visit with a 14-year-old boy who was walking along State Street in East St. Louis on Thursday, June 30, 2022. PSEG is a specialized branch of the Illinois state police tasked with investigating violent crime in East. St. Louis. - Laurie Skrivan photos, Post-Dispatch

East St. Louis taps community police and local connections to curb violent crime (StL Today - St. Louis Post Dispatch)
"EAST ST. LOUIS — Master Sgt. Jarran Riley pulled over his police SUV and opened the window. A 14-year-old boy walking along State Street in East St. Louis looked up, skeptically.

Illinois State Police combat expressway shootings with new technology and tactics
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new data investigation into the startling number of expressway shootings in the Chicago area reveals a rapid climb in shootings here in the past three years. (ABC 7)

12/15/2021 Colonel Margret McGreal
Cracking down carjackers

Cracking down carjackers: Illinois State Police make dent in carjackings (From Fox 32)
"Illinois State Police Colonel Margret McGreal joins Good Day Chicago to talk carjackings, and how state police are making moves to stop them." (Fox 32)