What is the ITEA?
IN THE AUTUMN OF 2009, TEN SUBURBAN-CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS WHO SPECIALIZE IN TRUCK ENFORCEMENT MET TOGETHER AND BEGAN THE ILLINOIS TRUCK ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION. WE ALL SHARE A COMMON VISION TO BRING TRUCK ENFORCEMENT TO A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM. LISTED BELOW ARE THE FOUNDATIONAL STATEMENTS WE ARE BUILDING THIS ORGANIZATION ON
Our Foundational Statements
The Illinois Truck Enforcement Association is founded on the
following principles and values.
As police officers, our primary commitment is to protect the citizens we serve. The people in our communities have invested greatly in law enforcement and the highway infrastructure they depend on.
We believe a plurality of law enforcement voices speaking together as one voice prohibits personal opinions from claiming authority that does not truly represent all. Credibility and trust in truck enforcement officers begins where individuality ends.
Effective truck enforcement does not rest solely on the shoulders of the police, but depends upon cooperation with the trucking industry and the legal community. When all three professions partner together, fair and reasonable enforcement can happen.
The laws that regulate trucking in Illinois are complicated and extensive, which leads to enforcement that is not uniform across local boundaries. It is our goal to create standards of practice that correctly interprets the law while providing a baseline for consistent enforcement across jurisdictions.
The trucking industry is burdened by the need to work within the differing policies and procedures of hundreds of municipalities and counties throughout the State of Illinois. We seek to build a central resource point for the trucking industry to provide a database of information critical to their operations.