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(50 ILCS 710/) Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act.

50 ILCS 710/0.01

    (50 ILCS 710/0.01) (from Ch. 85, par. 514)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

50 ILCS 710/1

    (50 ILCS 710/1) (from Ch. 85, par. 515)
    Sec. 1. Definitions. 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.
    (b) "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.)

50 ILCS 710/2

    (50 ILCS 710/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 516)
    Sec. 2. Training course for peace officers and probation officers.
    (a) Successful completion of a 40 hour course of training in use of a suitable type firearm shall be a condition precedent to the possession and use of that respective firearm by any peace officer or probation officer in this State in connection with the officer's official duties. The training must be approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board ("the Board") and may be given in logical segments but must be completed by a peace officer within 6 months from the date of the officer's initial employment and by a probation officer before possession and use of a firearm in connection with the probation officer's official duties. To satisfy the requirements of this Act, the training must include the following:
        (1) Instruction in the dangers of misuse of the
firearm, safety rules, and care and cleaning of the firearm.
        (2) Practice firing on a range and qualification with
the firearm in accordance with the standards established by the Board.
        (3) Instruction in the legal use of firearms under
the Criminal Code of 2012 and relevant court decisions.
        (4) A forceful presentation of the ethical and moral
considerations assumed by any person who uses a firearm.
    (b) Any officer who successfully completes the Basic Training Course prescribed for recruits by the Board shall be presumed to have satisfied the requirements of this Act.
    (c) The Board shall cause the training courses to be conducted twice each year within each of the Mobile Team Regions, but no training course need be held when there are no police officers or probation officers requiring the training.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) The Board may waive, or may conditionally waive, the 40 hour course of training if, in the Board's opinion, the officer has previously successfully completed a course of similar content and duration. In cases of waiver, the officer shall demonstrate his or her knowledge and proficiency by passing the written examination on firearms and by successfully passing the range qualification portion of the prescribed course of training.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

50 ILCS 710/2.5

    (50 ILCS 710/2.5)
    Sec. 2.5. Annual range qualification. The annual range qualification for peace officers and probation officers shall consist of range fire approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

50 ILCS 710/3

    (50 ILCS 710/3) (from Ch. 85, par. 517)
    Sec. 3. The Board is charged with enforcing this Act and making inspections to insure compliance with its provisions, and is empowered to promulgate rules necessary for its administration and enforcement, including those relating to the annual certification of retired law enforcement officers qualified under federal law to carry a concealed weapon. All units of government or other agencies which employ or utilize peace officers, probation officers, or that certify retired law enforcement officers qualified under federal law to carry a concealed weapon, shall cooperate with the Board by furnishing relevant information which the Board may require. The Executive Director of the Board shall report annually, no later than February 1, to the Board, with copies to the Governor and the General Assembly, the results of these inspections and provide other related information and recommendations as it deems proper.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

50 ILCS 710/4

    (50 ILCS 710/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 518)
    Sec. 4. The mandatory provisions of this Act apply only to these peace officers who assume their official duties after January 1, 1976.
(Source: P.A. 79-652.)

50 ILCS 710/5

    (50 ILCS 710/5) (from Ch. 85, par. 519)
    Sec. 5. This Act does not apply to any home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-652.)