About The Italian American
The Italian American Police Association began in 1963 when a group of 12 police officers saw a need for a fraternal organization, which embraced all law enforcement officers of Italian heritage in the State of Illinois.
With this as its purpose, a charter was secured, by-laws adopted, and today an association of over 300 members, who are employed as law enforcement officers. All are of Italian origin and have dedicated themselves to fulfilling the mission statement.
The mission of the Italian American Police Association is to promote friendship, cooperation, and unified and concerted action among its members for their common benefit; to further the preservation of, and adherence to, the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Illinois; to uphold and enforce federal, state, and municipal laws; to promote education, training, and the exchange of knowledge and information in the field of law enforcement; and to oppose discrimination and prejudice against all people.