(625 ILCS 5/18c-1205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1205)
    Sec. 18c-1205. Qualifications of Transportation Compliance Program Staff.
    (1) General provisions. The manager of the Transportation Division shall establish and adhere to written professional standards and procedures for the employment, education and training, performance and dismissal of all nonclerical compliance program personnel. Such standards and procedures shall include:
        (a) Merit standards and procedures, and education
requirements, applicable to State troopers, and training requirements at least equivalent to that received from a police training school approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, together with such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical field operations personnel;
        (b) Successful completion of an accredited accounting
or transportation-related education program, or at least 4 years experience in motor carrier rate analysis or auditing, plus such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical rate auditing personnel; and
        (c) Successful completion of an accredited legal or
paralegal education program, or equivalent administrative law experience, plus such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical civil penalties program personnel.
    (2) Merit Selection Committee. Standards and procedures under this Section for police shall include the establishment of one or more merit selection committees, each composed of one Commission employee and no fewer than 3, nor more than 5, persons who are not employed by the Commission, each of whom shall from time to time be designated by the division manager, subject to the approval of the Commission. The division manager shall submit a list of candidates to the committee or subcommittee thereof for its consideration. The committee or subcommittee thereof shall interview each candidate on the list and rate those interviewed as "most qualified", "qualified", or "not qualified". The committee shall recommend candidates rated "most qualified" and "qualified" to the division manager. In filling positions to which this Section applies, the division manager shall first offer the position to persons rated "most qualified". If all persons rated "most qualified" have been offered the position and each failed to accept the offer within the time specified by the division manager in the offer, the position may be offered to a person rated "qualified". Only persons rated "most qualified" or "qualified" shall be offered positions within the Compliance Program.
    (3) The Commission shall authorize to each employee of the Commission exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states the badge is authorized by the Commission and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-883, eff. 1-1-01.)