The Police Benevolent & Protective Association (P.B. & P.A.) of Illinois was founded in 1936 and is the largest downstate police association consisting of approximately 195 units.  These units could be one man police departments up to over a thousand.  The association was originated to safe guard police pensions and to lobby for passing legislation for the betterment of all law enforcement officers.

The DeKalb P.B.&P.A. Unit #71 was founded for the same reasons but it also was organized to be a charitable arm of the DeKalb Police Department, which the organization donates most of its time as of 1986.  Below are several charities it has assisted over the years.
FBI Sponsorship of FBINAA Northern Illinois Chapter NIE (Newspapers in Education)
Make A Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois Egyptian Theatre Benefit
Children's Miracle Network (Paddy Murphy Tournament) Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
New York Police Cancer Fund (Originated after 9-11) MS Walk
Hope Haven (DeKalb Homeless Shelter) Knights of Columbus Youths
George Babich Scholarship Fund (Assisted by Knights of Columbus-DeKalb) Chicago Police Officers Memorial
DeKalb Youth activities via the DeKalb Park District Illinois Special Olympics
Donations and flowers to injured or fallen police officers Kishwaukee College Sports and Media
DeKalb High School Sports Teams St. Baldrick's
Opportunity House DC Lightning Baseball
Our Officers:
President - Det. Angel Reyes
Vice President - Cpl. Curt Biarnesen
Secretary - Officer Jeff Winters
Treasurer - Officer Keith Ehrke

Annual Golf Outing Annual Breakfast