(110 ILCS 805/3-42.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 103-42.1)
(a) To appoint law enforcement officer and non-law enforcement officer members of the community college district police department or department of public safety.
(b) Members of the community college district police department or department of public safety who are law enforcement officers, as defined in the Illinois Police Training Act, shall be peace officers under the laws of this State. As such, law enforcement officer members of these departments shall have all of the powers of police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants for violations of State statutes and to enforce county or city ordinances in all counties that lie within the community college district, when such is required for the protection of community college personnel, students, property, or interests. Such officers shall have no power to serve and execute civil process.
As peace officers in this State, all laws pertaining to hiring, training, retention, service authority, and discipline of police officers, under State law, shall apply. Law enforcement officer members must complete the minimum basic training requirements of a police training school under the Illinois Police Training Act. Law enforcement officer members who
have successfully completed an Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certified firearms course shall be equipped with appropriate firearms and auxiliary weapons.
(c) Non-law enforcement officer members of the community college police, public safety, or security departments whose job requirements include performing patrol and security type functions shall, within 6 months after their initial hiring date, be required to successfully complete the 20-hour basic security training course
required by (i) the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation for Security Officers, (ii) by the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators, or (iii) campus protection officer training program or a similar course
certified and approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. They shall also be permitted to become members of an Illinois State Training Board Mobile Training Unit and shall complete 8 hours in continuing training, related to their specific position of employment, each year. The board may establish reasonable eligibility requirements for appointment and retention of non-law enforcement officer members.
All non-law enforcement officer members authorized to carry weapons, other than firearms, shall receive training on the proper deployment and use of force regarding such weapons.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19