(50 ILCS 710/1)
(from Ch. 85, par. 515)
As used in this Act:
(a) "Peace officer"
means (i) any person who by virtue of his office or public employment is
vested by law with a primary duty to maintain public order or to make
arrests for offenses, whether that duty extends to all offenses or is
limited to specific offenses, and who is employed in such capacity by any
county or municipality or (ii) any retired law enforcement officers qualified under federal law to carry a concealed weapon.
(a-5) "Probation officer" means a county probation officer authorized by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court to carry a firearm as part of his or her duties under Section 12 of the Probation and Probation Officers Act and Section 24-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
"Firearms" means any weapon or device defined as a firearm in Section
1.1 of "An Act relating to the acquisition, possession and transfer of
firearms and firearm ammunition, to provide a penalty for the violation
thereof and to make an appropriation in connection therewith", approved
August 3, 1967, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15