|The History of HISLEA
Illinois State Law Enforcement Association (HISLEA) is a not-for-profit
organization 501(c)(3), which has been in existence since 1987. HISLEA
is dedicated to providing a statewide perspective and definitive voice
on issues facing Hispanics in law enforcement. Its membership and
executive board are comprised of Hispanic law enforcement officers from
federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Through the use of
media outlets such as television, radio, and news publications, HISLEA
publicly advocates policies and programs that promote the hiring,
appointment, and advancement of Hispanics at all levels in the criminal
|HISLEA's Community Involvement
|Since its inception in 1987, HISLEA has demonstrated its commitment to the Hispanic community through special annual programs such as the following:
|HISLEA Safety Fair
|College Scholarship Program
|Illinois State Police demonstrate seatbelt safety during rollover accidents with a custom-built demonstrator.
|Joseph Anthony Martinez receives a $1000 scholarship from HISLEA at its 16th annual recognition banquet.
|Thanksgiving Sharing Program
|Operation Santa Claus
|HISLEA members prepare food baskets for less fortunate families.
|Children pose with Santa & HISLEA members at Cárdenas Lazarus School, after receiving Christmas presents from HISLEA's Operation Santa Claus Program.
|HISLEA's Professional Involvement
|Since its inception in 1987, HISLEA has also demonstrated its commitment to the Hispanic employees from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies through special annual programs such as the following:
|HISLEA Goes to Washington
|HISLEA Goes to Springfield
|Former HISLEA President Peter Garza meets with President Bush.
|Former HISLEA President Peter Garza holds a press conference in the state capitol with IAHSE (Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees).
|HISLEA Goes to Quantico
|HISLEA Receives Civil Leadership Award
HISLEA members attending training at the FBI academy, in Quantico,
HISLEA is presented with the Little Village Chamber Of Commerce: Civil
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