(110 ILCS 1020/1)
(from Ch. 144, par. 1951)
The Board of Trustees of a private college or private
university, may appoint persons to be members of a campus police
department. The Board shall assign duties, including the enforcement of
college or university regulations, and prescribe the oath of office. With
respect to any such campus police department established for police
protection, the members of such campus police department shall be persons
who have successfully completed the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement
Training Course offered at a police training school established under the
Illinois Police Training Act, as such Act may be now or hereafter amended.
All members of such campus police departments must also successfully
complete the Firearms Training for Peace Officers established under the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act.
Members of the campus police department shall have the powers of municipal
peace officers and county sheriffs, including the power to make arrests
under the circumstances prescribed in Section 107-2 of the Code of
Criminal Procedure of 1963, as amended, for violations of state statutes or
municipal or county ordinances, including the ability to regulate and control traffic on the public way contiguous to the college or university property, for the protection of
students, employees, visitors and their property, and the property branches, and interests of the college or university, in the county where the college or university is located. Campus police shall have no authority to serve civil process.
Members of the campus police department at a private college or private
university shall not be eligible to participate in any State, county or
municipal retirement fund and shall not be reimbursed for training with
state funds. the uniforms, vehicles, and badges of such officers shall be
distinctive from those of the local law enforcement agency where the main campus is located.
The Board of Trustees shall provide liability insurance coverage for each
member of the campus police department without cost to the member, which
insures the member against any liability which arises out of or in the
course of the member's employment for no less than $250,000 of coverage,
unless such indemnification is provided by a program of self-insurance.
For the purposes of this Section, "private college" or "private
university" means: (1) any college or university which is not owned or
controlled by the State or any political subdivision thereof, and (2) which
provides a program of education in residence leading to a baccalaureate
degree, or which provides a program of education in residence, for which
the baccalaureate degree is a prerequisite, leading to an academic or
professional degree, and (3) which is accredited by the
North Central Association or other nationally recognized accrediting agency.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15