"I believe it is a privilege to become an Officer of the Illinois State Police, and
eagerly accept the honor and responsibility of upholding the Department's rich and
distinguished heritage. I will do so by maintaining unimpeachable integrity. I
understand my achievements and choices not only reflect upon me, but upon every
member of my Cadet Class and the entire organization of the Illinois State Police.
Therefore, I will hold myself accountable to the highest standards in all aspects of
my professional and personal development. I challenge myself and my fellow
Cadets, as the future of the Illinois State Police, to never be satisfied with average
achievement when excellence is possible."