Police officials are in the process of discussing how many officers will be needed, whether or not reinforcements will be needed, and if reinforcements are needed where they will come from.
Illinois has in place the Illinois law enforcement alarm system, which is also known as ILEAS. ILEAS was formed after the 9/11 attacks and consists of hundreds of law enforcement officials from about 900 local governments. The officers train to handle terrorist attacks and civil emergencies. ILEAS is split into regions across the state. Region 4 is composed of Cook, DuPage, and Lake counties.
A Region 4 official has said that they will not be assisting with the G8/NATO Summits. The departments close to the city are concerned about threats to their own suburbs. Additionally, Chicago does not provide any indemnification to protect officers or their departments and the city does not share federal urban security funds with the suburbs.
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