(70 ILCS 1325/1)
(from Ch. 105, par. 330a)
Park police powers.
(a) Whenever any park district establishes a
police force under Section 4-7 of the Park District Code, each officer of that
force is vested with police
powers, is authorized to act as a conservator of the peace
within that park district,
and may arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without a warrant, any
person who breaks the peace, or who violates any
of a city, town, or village, or of the park district, or any criminal
law of the State.
If a park district maintains an airport, this authority also extends to any
violation of a rule or regulation of a governing federal agency or any federal,
State, or local law relating to that operation. The authority granted under
this Section is expressly limited to park district property and shall not be
construed to extend to any other jurisdiction except in cases of fresh pursuit
or under a validly executed intergovernmental cooperation agreement.
(b) An arrest may be made by a park police officer
warrant when a criminal offense is committed or attempted in his
presence, or when a criminal offense has been committed
the officer has reasonable ground for believing that the person to be
arrested has committed it. Any person so arrested shall, without
unnecessary delay, be taken by the officer before the circuit
the county having jurisdiction, and the officer shall file a complaint in writing under oath,
the defendant with a violation of a
statute or ordinance.
(c) A full or part-time police officer employed under this Section shall
comply with the requirements of the Illinois Police Training Act. In addition,
before carrying a firearm, each officer shall complete a training course
under the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15