Lake County Regional Critical Incident Partnership

To our members and colleagues,

The Lake-Cook Regional Critical Incident Partnership is a consortium of local businesses and emergency response agencies in Lake and Cook Counties in northeastern Illinois. The group is one of several Critical Incident Protocol groups around the country that have grown out of a program at Michigan State University funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Lake-Cook Regional Critical Incident Partnership (LCRCIP) held its first meeting in July 2007, at Discover Financial Services. Members of the 2006 Libertyville CIP folded into the then Lake-Cook Corridor CIP. Following the October 2007 meeting at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the new name became LCRCIP. Nominees for the steering committee were taken and participants elected committee members.

In 2009, the LCRCIP was honored to be the recipient of the Chief Michael Shanahan Award. The award seeks to recognize outstanding achievement in the development and implementation of public/private cooperation in public safety. This award recognizes law enforcement agencies and private sector entities which have demonstrated outstanding achievements in cooperative efforts in public safety. Past award winners included NYPD Shield and the Toronto Association of Police and Private Security.

Over the years, the LCRCIP has achieved significant success and has made in impact in northeastern Illinois through various tabletop exercise events and quarterly meetings covering a variety of preparedness topics. In June 2010, we successfully participated in a full-scale exercise, part of the Red Dragon exercises in conjunction with the U.S. Army. We have been fortunate to have presenters from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, authors, Lake and Cook County Emergency Management, and a variety of Subject Matter Experts from the private sector. We have been fortunate to have great partnerships with public and private sector organizations such as Community High School District 128 (Libertyville/Vernon Hills), Hewitt Associates/Aon, Medline, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, the American Red Cross, Discover Financial Services, NIPSTA, MABAS, W.W. Grainger, Walgreens, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the Deerfield Police Department, Lake County Emergency Management, the State of Illinois Emergency Management, and many more.

It is with regret that we are writing to advise that the LCRCIP is dissolving effective December 31, 2017.

The LCRCIP is an all-volunteer organization. Over the past couple of years, it has become increasingly challenging for board members to develop and operate the LCRCIP in the high quality and value-added way that we would like. The Board of Directors has voted and, rather than operate with declining participation and in a non-value added manner, we feel dissolving the LCRCIP is a prudent action.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members, colleagues, presenters and partners for their continued support and dedication over the years.

The web site, email, and LinkedIn group will remain active until the end of this year and then they will deactivated.

Again, thank you for your support and participation over the years.

With kindest regards,

The Lake Cook Region Critical Incident Partnership Board of Directors