The Illinois Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Program (ILEPP) oversees, coordinates, and assists law enforcement officers who are qualified in the procedures of venipuncture for investigatory purposes. Law enforcement phlebotomy (LEP) must adhere to training and performance protocols set by the ILEPP State Guidelines. The purpose of LEP is to prepare selected law enforcement personnel to safely perform blood draws on impaired drivers in Illinois to reduce wait time for blood draws, improve the chain of custody of evidence, reduce costs, and produce better witnesses/testimony.
ILEPP is a selective admission program for Illinois law enforcement personnel who meet specific qualifications. This is a two-step process. The first is to apply to the program and if accepted, complete the required coursework.
For more information regarding the ILEPP, go to http://www.richland.edu/ILEPP