(50 ILCS 705/10.2)
Criminal background investigations.
(a) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd
an applicant for employment as a peace officer, or for annual certification as a retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law to carry a concealed weapon, shall authorize an
investigation to determine if
the applicant has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty to, any criminal offense that disqualifies the
person as a peace
(b) No law enforcement agency may knowingly employ a person, or certify a retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law to carry a concealed weapon, unless (i) a
background investigation of that person
has been completed and (ii) that investigation reveals no convictions or pleas of guilty of
offenses specified in subsection (a) of Section 6.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-187, eff. 1-1-20