Illinois State Police will not longer wear hats or ties in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in an effort to prevent the spread of disease.

ISP:

You will no longer see the Illinois State Police rocking their Montana Peaks or wearing ties in order to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Items that cannot easily be washed and disinfected are mediums that can accumulate and spread COVID-19, therefore to minimize the potential exposure of uniform items, effective immediately officers will not wear the ready-tied tie or winter Montana Peak hat during community caretaking or enforcement activities until further notice.

No hats. No ties.
But we are still troopers. And we are still here.

Illinois State Police say that other than these changes, troopers will continue on with their jobs as normally.