(50 ILCS 705/10.2)
Criminal background investigations.
(a) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd
an applicant for employment as a peace officer, or for annual certification as a retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law to carry a concealed weapon, shall authorize an
investigation to determine if
the applicant has been convicted of any criminal offense that disqualifies the
person as a peace
(b) No law enforcement agency may knowingly employ a person, or certify a retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law to carry a concealed weapon, unless (i) a
background investigation of that person
has been completed and (ii) that investigation reveals no convictions of
offenses specified in subsection (a) of Section 6.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-103, eff. 7-1-05.)