2017 AALEA Annual Awards Dinner


Come join us for our Annual Awards Dinner.

Saturday October 21st, 2017.

This year we will be honoring Commander Melissa Sacluti from Evanston PD and Commander Stephen Chung from CPD.

Tickets: $55 includes Appetizers, Dinner, Entertainment, and Raffle. FREE PARKING.

WHERE: New Furama Restaurant located at 2828 S. Wentworth, 3rd Floor Chicago IL.

There is an elevator to get to the 3rd floor or you may use the stairwell. Registration will be in the foyer area on the 3rd floor.

RECEPTION: begins  at 6 pm, presentations at 7 and dinner at 7:30 – 7:45 pm.

PARKING: There are a few spots in front of the restaurant and there is courtesy parking from the city on the east side of Wentworth.
There is a small lot at the corner of 2900 S. Wentworth on the southwest corner. You cannot park in front to the right of the restaurant entrance as that is for residents.




Presentation of the Colors
Chicago Police Department Honor Guard

National Anthem
Kimberly Chin Putman

Lion Dance
GDPT Truc Lam Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Assn.

Welcome Address
Ronald Bongat – AALEA President
Alex Kim – AALEA Vice President

Presentation of Awards and Scholarships

Keynote Speaker
Joe Walsh
Former Congressman
Radio Talk Show Host



GDPT Truc Lam Vietnamese Buddhist Youth Assn.

Mikey Rod

Presidents’ Photo
Taking a photo of the Presidents (or their Representatives)
of the various groups represented here tonight


Crab Rangoon
Pot Stickers

Wonton Soup

Walnut Shrimp
Pan Fried Beef with Noodles
Steamed Fish with Ham & Mushrooms
Orange Chicken
Combination Fried Rice
Steamed Chinese Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

Mango PuddingContact any board member for tickets or click on the link below:

Purchase Dinner tickets


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Brotherhood For The Fallen & AALEA Charity Firearms Competition

We are proud to announce our first Charity Firearms Competition which is being held in joint partnership with the Brotherhood For the Fallen.

5 Stages:
Category 1 – Pistol Only
Category 2 – Rifle Only
$55 per category
$65 to compete in both categories
Each course of fire is unknown to the attendee until they arrive at the event and are subsequently briefed. Attendees will be able to participate in one or both categories. Multiple awards/trophies for each category. ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY –


Team (3 min / 5 max, scores averaged)
Law Enforcement **
* Shooters can qualify for multiple divisions
** Law enforcement shooters must wear duty vest/gear

Pistol and/or rifle
OWB holster for pistol
200 rounds for each firearm
Eye/Ear protection

To register, please click the link below.

Eventbrite Registration Link

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2017 AALEA Golf Outing


The Asian American Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) will be sponsoring the annual golf outing on Tuesday, May 9th at The Glen Club located at 29010 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026.  Included is 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be closest to the pin, longest drive, contests, 50/50 and raffle tickets will be available throughout the day. The outing will help provide funds for scholarship awards which will be awarded at the AALEA awards dinner. This is for a good cause so please come out and enjoy a day of golf, dinner and some fun!

To pay via PayPal:


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Trooper Chong S. Lim Memorial Overpass Dedication

Location: Sears Centre
5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Date: December 9, 2016
Time: 10:00 am

Trooper Lim Photo
On June 5, 1995, Trooper Chong Soo Lim was killed in the line of duty. At 11:56 pm, Trooper Lim’s  squad was struck from behind by a pickup truck on Interstate 90. The squad car became engulfed in flames. Trooper Lim, who was in his squad completing citations for a traffic stop, was killed as a result
of his injuries suffered in the crash.  Trooper Lim had been assigned to District 15 for only a short time, being a recent transfer from District
Trooper Lim was a graduate of Von Steuben High School in Chicago, and of the University of Illinois at Chicago. In January of 1990, Trooper Lim became a member of Cadet Class 87 at the Illinois State Police Academy. On June 1, 1990, Trooper Lim was assigned to District 3, now District Chicago.  During his many years in District Chicago, Trooper Lim was often recognized for his professionalism, dedication, and motivation. On more than one occasion, he was commended for exceptionally high activity, and he received many letters of thanks from the citizens for whom he routinely made an extra effort. His consideration and kindness when dealing with citizens in need, whether they were stranded motorists or accident victims, reflected Trooper Lim’s dedication to public service and to the ideals of the Illinois State Police.

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2016 Trooper Chong Soo Lim Memorial Golf Outing

2016 Chong Soo Lim Golf Flyer

The Asian American Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) will be co-sponsoring the Trooper Chong Soo Lim Memorial golf outing along with the Korean American Law Enforcement Group (KALEG) on Sunday, June 12th at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets located at 500 West Jefferson Street, Bensenville, IL 60106. Golf foursomes must be submitted by June 3rd. Included is 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be closest to the pin, longest drive, contests, 50/50 and raffle tickets will be available throughout the day. The outing will help provide funds for scholarship awards which will be awarded at the AALEA awards dinner. This is for a good cause so please come out and enjoy a day of golf, dinner and some fun!

The Scholarship will perpetuate the memory of Illinois State Police Trooper Chong Soo Lim who was tragically killed in the line of duty when his patrol car was struck from behind as he conducted a traffic stop on the Northwest Tollway. His squad car was rear-ended and burst into flames.

On Tuesday, June 6th 1995, Trooper Lim stopped a car on I-90, near Hoffman Estates. He was sitting in his squad car when a pickup truck struck the rear of his vehicle and forced it into the automobile in front of him. The force of the collision caused the gas tank to explode and trapped Trooper Lim inside.

The driver of the pickup truck was arrested for DUI. He was later charged with manslaughter for Trooper Lim’s death and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Born in South Korea, Trooper Lim patrolled District 3 in Chicago upon his graduation from the Academy. He transferred to the midnight shift in District 15, Oak Brook, just one month before his death. He is survived by his wife. The scholarship award is named after Trooper Chong Soo Lim.

Trooper Lim Photo


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Piyesta Pinoy at Navy Pier – Sunday March 20, 2016

AALEA has partnered with the Philippine American Cultural Foundation for the Piyesta Pinoy at the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier this Sunday 20 March 2016. The event will be from 1145am to 4pm. We will have a table and will be working on getting signatures for our Advance AALEA initiative and also to meet and greet our Philippine American community members. See you there!


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General Membership Meeting – March 14, 2016

The next AALEA General Membership Meeting will be:
Monday March 14 @ 7pm
Pho’ Viet Vietnamese Restaurant
4941 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

Street or Tai Nam Supermarket parking lot just south of Pho’ Viet.

$5 per member, $10 per non member

– Advancement of Asian Americans in
Law Enforcement
– Events for the year 2016
– Volunteers for Committees
We need to hear from the members in regard to the Advancement of Asian Americans in Law Enforcement. This is your chance to voice your opinion, comments, suggestions. We are also looking fro feedback from the members.

All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

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Petition for change – proper representation of Asians within supervisory ranks

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have revealed that from 2000-2014, the Chicago Police Department has meritoriously promoted just (2) Asian officers to the rank of Lieutenant; (3) Asian officers to the rank of Sergeant; and just (1) Asian officer to the rank of Detective. During this same time frame, (31) White; (28) African American, and (16) Hispanics have been meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. (110) White; (77) African American; and (51) Hispanics have been meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. (57) White; (36) African American; and (34) Hispanics have been meritoriously promoted to the rank of Detective. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Asians are the fastest growing population in the country. Currently, Asian families account for 5.5% of Chicago residents and 7.2% of businesses. The (2) Lieutenants that were meritoriously promoted have since retired.

After speaking with the members of AALEA, the problem appears to be state-wide and in every department. As a result, the issues facing these Asian communities are often set aside. With more Asians in supervisory positions, we can ensure that these Asian communities get the police service that they deserve.

A link to the online petition below:


Any questions, concerns, or advice as we move forward with this initiative, please feel free to reach out to any officer or board member.

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2015 AALEA Awards Banquet


The Asian American Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) will be honoring and recognizing its members in law enforcement and members of the Asian community at its Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 17th, 2015. We will also be awarding 2 students with the Trooper Chong Soo Lim Scholarship.

We will be hosting the event at

Tang Garden Restaurant
1826 S Canal

Chicago, IL 60616
Reception: 6 P.M.
Presentations and Dinner: 7 P.M.

Tickets $55

2015 AALEA Dinner_web-flier

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