(50 ILCS 705/8.2)
Part-time police officers.
(a) A person hired to serve as a part-time
police officer must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to his
or her successful completion of the part-time police training course; (ii)
attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a training program of
similar content and number of hours that has been found acceptable by the
Board under the provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
determination that the part-time police training course is unnecessary because
of the person's extensive prior law enforcement experience.
A person hired on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
92nd General Assembly must obtain this certificate within 18 months after the
initial date of hire as a probationary part-time police officer in the State of
Illinois. The probationary part-time police officer must be enrolled and
accepted into a Board-approved course within 6 months after active employment
by any department in the State.
A person hired
on or after January 1, 1996 and before the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 92nd General Assembly must obtain this certificate within 18
after the date of hire. A person hired before
January 1, 1996 must obtain this certificate within 24 months after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
The employing agency may seek a waiver from the Board extending the period
for compliance. A waiver shall be issued only for good and justifiable
reasons, and the probationary part-time police officer may not practice as a
police officer during the waiver period. If training is
required and not completed within the applicable time period, as extended by
any waiver that may be granted, then the officer must forfeit his or her
(c) The part-time police training course referred to in this Section
shall be of similar content and the same number of hours as the courses for
full-time officers and
shall be provided by
Mobile Team In-Service Training Units under the Intergovernmental Law
Enforcement Officer's In-Service Training Act or by another approved program
or facility in a manner prescribed by the
(d) For the purposes of this Section, the Board shall adopt rules defining
what constitutes employment on a part-time basis.
(Source: P.A. 92-533, eff. 3-14-02.)