Blue Line Spectrum Safety LLC was founded by Stefan Bjes. Stefan is currently a patrol sergeant and has served with a police department in the Chicago suburbs for over 19 years.
Stefan is an active Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer and is one of the supervisors for his department’s CIT program. He has served the department in several different capacities, such as Gang Investigator, School Resource Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Rapid Response Instructor, Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician and Juvenile Officer. He is also a former board member for the DuPage County Juvenile Officer Association. Stefan was named the 2019 Juvenile Officer of the Year by the Illinois Juvenile Officer Association for his work with children with disabilities.
Stefan is an instructor for North East Multi Regional Training (NEMRT), Tri-River Police Training Region and is also an approved instructor regarding Autism and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities for the Basic CIT Course with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
Stefan has written articles for the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA) Journal and Calibre Press regarding Law Enforcement interactions with individuals with Autism. Stefan is an adjunct faculty member at Waubonsee Community College and the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage.
Stefan has a Bachelor’s Degree from Valaparasio University in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s Degree from Lewis University. Stefan is married and is the father of three sons, two of which have Autism. Stefan has extensive experience, through his personal and professional life, in interacting with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In support of the overall mission of public safety personnel, Blue Line Spectrum Safety LLC provides comprehensive training relating to the unique challenges of those affected by Autism and intellectual disabilities to promote a greater understanding between all.
Approved Autism Instructor
Autism & Intellectual Development Disabilities
Board certified CIT course conducted through the Illinois Mobile Team Units or approved training facilities.