(20 ILCS 2610/21)
(from Ch. 121, par. 307.18b)
(a) The Department shall appoint as State policemen the number
of persons required for assignment to the policing of toll highways by
contracts made pursuant to Section 20 of this Act; and such policemen shall
have the same qualifications and shall be appointed and paid and shall
receive the same benefits, as all other State policemen.
(b) The Director shall assign such policemen in accordance with
the contract provisions, which may authorize temporary increases or decreases
in the number of policemen so assigned when emergency conditions so require.
(c) State policemen so assigned have, in policing the toll highways, all
powers and duties of enforcement and arrest which Section 16 of this Act
confers upon State policemen generally in policing other public highways
and other areas, and in addition have the duty to enforce all regulations
established by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority pursuant to the
authority of "An Act in relation to the construction, operation,
regulation and maintenance of a system of toll highways and to create The
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, and to define its powers and duties,
to make an appropriation in conjunction therewith", approved August 7, 1967, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-1042.)