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Executive Director

Phone: (800) ***-****  HQ Phone
701 E. Adams St.
Springfield , Illinois 62711
United States


Employment History

  • Executive Director
    Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council
  • Executive Director
    Illinois Fraternal Ord-Police
  • Illinois Fraternal Order
9 Total References
Web References
"There have been no labor stoppages ..., 2 Sept 2015 [cached]
"There have been no labor stoppages among public safety sector employees like FOP members in the decades since this process has been in place," said Illinois FOP Labor Council Executive Director David Wickster.
IL FOP LC - News and Notes, 1 April 2015 [cached]
By David Wickster, Executive Director
Editors Note: David Wickster is the Executive Director of The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council which represents the labor interests of over 10,000 dedicated professionals who work in the Illinois Criminal Justice System and related fields of public employment.
"How different departments do it is ..., 23 Nov 2007 [cached]
"How different departments do it is all over the board," said David Wickster of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police.
"Shooting is a brutal business," Wickster said.
KCPOA News, 18 July 2001 [cached]
There is no doubt that residency is ‘the' issue in our current negotiations , said David Wickster , Executive Director of Illinois' Labor Council.According to Wickster , Our members have been held prisoner by these residency walls long enough.If the employers won't agree at the bargaining table to bring them down , we'll tear them down through arbitration..At the conclusion of the police interest arbitration decisions issued to-date , the police officers were allowed to live outside the city within defined boundaries.Many of these decisions permitted officers to move out of the jurisdiction within a status radius , such a ten miles.Others have used man-made boundaries , such as highways and bodies of water within the labor market area.The recent decision in the City of Kankakee brought a new twist to these favorable results.The employer vehemently had argued that to permit the officers to move outside the jurisdiction would destroy the department's community oriented policing program , breaking the bond between the officers and the citizens.
Zero tolerance is impractical for police ..., 22 Sept 2006 [cached]
Zero tolerance is impractical for police officers, so the alcohol limits in contracts serve a purpose, said David Wickster, executive director of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, which represents more than 450 bargaining units in Illinois, including many in Chicago suburbs.
Those limits started appearing in police contracts in the 1980s and early `90s, Wickster said. Then, the accepted limit was 0.10. It fell to 0.08 for many departments when the state adjusted its standard definition of drunkenness, and it has been decreasing since.
He said the issue arose about the time the government was revisiting standards for transportation workers after a rash of accidents.
Wickster said he doesn't know the average blood-alcohol concentration in police contracts but said he was not aware of departments that have a "zero tolerance" clause.
Although prohibiting alcohol may "sound good and feel good," it's impossible for some officers to obey, especially when they are undercover, he said. "Having to drink, in some scenarios, is part of your job," he said.
The Fraternal Order of Police also argues that alcohol can remain in a body long after a person stops drinking.
Wickster noted: "If you had a few cocktails the night before your shift at your brother-in-law's wedding, it could show up the next morning. To write a blanket law ... would be very difficult."
Wickster said officers have been accused of drunkenness on the job, and some of the accusations have proven true. Still, he said, "it is not a significant number," not even numbering in the dozens each year.
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